Optimization models for ATM network planning

Dennis C. Dietz, Amie J. Elcan, Daphne E Skipper

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Abstract

This article describes mathematical programming models that have been developed and employed to evaluate configuration strategies for metropolitan ATM telecommunication networks. The models determine the optimal placement of ATM switch hardware and fiber optic transport. The objective is to satisfy point-to-point traffic demand at minimum cost while ensuring specified performance under a core failure contingency. Model results suggest that a simple architecture based on two core switch locations provides a robust, near-optimal solution. Communication service providers face a future market environment characterized by dramatically increasing demand and dominance of data services over voice services. One approach to achieving a "data-centric" network architecture relies on Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) technology, in which all types of traffic (voice, data, video, etc.) are converted to common data packets. The optimization models described in this article support an effective application of ATM technology to ensure that customer service demands are satisfied in a reliable and cost-efficient manner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)625-641
Number of pages17
JournalComputers and Operations Research
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

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Network Planning
Asynchronous transfer mode
Optimization Model
Planning
Switch
Switches
Traffic
Telecommunication Network
Mathematical programming
Costs
Network Architecture
Fiber Optics
Network architecture
Mathematical Programming
Fiber optics
Placement
Telecommunication networks
Programming Model
Customers
Optimal Solution

Keywords

  • ATM
  • Network optimization
  • Telecommunications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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Optimization models for ATM network planning. / Dietz, Dennis C.; Elcan, Amie J.; Skipper, Daphne E.

In: Computers and Operations Research, Vol. 30, No. 4, 01.01.2003, p. 625-641.

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Dietz, Dennis C. ; Elcan, Amie J. ; Skipper, Daphne E. / Optimization models for ATM network planning. In: Computers and Operations Research. 2003 ; Vol. 30, No. 4. pp. 625-641.
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