@techreport{TD:101575,
	att_abstract={{Carrier metropolitan area (metro) networks pose a uniquely challenging setting in which to automate network management and control.  With the recent explosion of interest in both Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), the time appears ripe.  Yet, metro networks are relatively poorly understood by the wider research community.  Consequently, we describe the characteristics of metro networks, explain how carriers can benefit from increased automation, highlight some of the key technical challenges, and describe our approach to leverage these technologies to achieve this goal}},
	att_authors={rd2518, jr444y},
	att_categories={C_BB.5, C_NSS.9, C_NSS.12},
	att_copyright={{IEEE}},
	att_copyright_notice={{This version of the work is reprinted here with permission of IEEE for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in 2015. {{, 2015-03-25}}
}},
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	att_techdoc_key={TD:101575},
	att_url={http://web1-clone.research.att.com:81/techdocs_downloads/TD:101575_DS1_2015-02-16T23:09:44.646Z.pdf},
	author={Robert Doverspike and Joshua Reich},
	institution={{Design of Reliable Communications Networks (DRCN) conference}},
	month={March},
	title={{Automated Planning and Provisioning for Carrier Metro Networks}},
	year=2015,
}