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Passive optical network performance with time division multiplexing (TDM) and ATM
Author(s): John M. Senior; D. J. Ablitt; David W. Faulkner
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports on the investigation of the traffic throughput performance of passive optical networks using both time division multiplexing (TDM) and asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) transmission techniques. In particular discrete event computer simulation techniques are utilized to study the performance of these networks under asymmetric traffic loading conditions. The performance characteristics obtained demonstrate the degradation of the network traffic throughput using TDM, whereas ATM transmission proves resilient to even high levels of asymmetric traffic loading on the passive optical network.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2450, Broadband Networks: Strategies and Technologies, (17 February 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.201304
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John M. Senior, Manchester Metropolitan Univ. (United Kingdom)
D. J. Ablitt, Manchester Metropolitan Univ. (United Kingdom)
David W. Faulkner, BT Labs. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2450:
Broadband Networks: Strategies and Technologies
Robert A. Cryan; P. Nalinaj Fernando; Pierpaolo Ghiggino; John M. Senior, Editor(s)

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