Network Synthesis Problems

Network Synthesis Problems

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As the telecommunication industry introduces new sophisticated technologies, the nature of services and the volume of demands have changed. Indeed, a broad range of new services for users appear, combining voice, data, graphics, video, etc. This implies new planning issues. Fiber transmission systems that can carry large amounts of data on a few strands of wire were introduced. These systems have such a large bandwidth that the failure of even a single transmission link: in the network can create a severe service loss to customers. Therefore, a very high level of service reliability is becoming imperative for both system users and service providers. Since equipment failures and accidents cannot be avoided entirely, networks have to be designed so as to "survive" failures. This is done by judiciously installing spare capacity over the network so that all traffic interrupted by a failure may be diverted around that failure by way of this spare or reserve capacity. This of course translates into huge investments for network operators. Designing such survivable networks while minimizing spare capacity costs is, not surprisingly, a major concern of operating companies which gives rise to very difficult combinatorial problems. In order to make telecommunication networks survivable, one can essentially use two different strategies: protection or restoration. The protection approach preas- signs spare capacity to protect each element of the network independently, while the restoration approach spreads the redundant capacity over the whole network and uses it as required in order to restore the disrupted traffic.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 178.8 x 232.7 x 18.3mm | 521.64g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2001 ed.
  • XX, 208 p.
  • 0792366891
  • 9780792366898

Table of contents

List of Figures. List of Tables. Abstract. Acknowledgments. Introduction. 1. Telecommunication Context and Terminology. 2. Network Synthesis Problem. 3. Single Commodity Flow Requirements. 4. Multicommodity Flow Requirements. 5. Partially Equipped SDH Network. 6. Self-Healing Rings. Appendices: A. Network generator. A.1. Network topology. A.2. Restoration problem. A.3. Multi-hour problem. References.
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Review quote

`This book will be useful to individuals studying network properties. For its analysis of the network and thorough references, this book should hold an important place on the bookshelves of telecommunication researchers.'
Mathematical Reviews, 2001
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