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Distributed ATM switching topologies in tree-structured networks
Author(s): Urs Thurmann; Martina Zitterbart; Thomas Meuser
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Paper Abstract

HFC networks, today mostly used to broadcast traditional cable TV programs, will possibly play a major role in future broadband access network development. The structure of HFC networks is briefly described and bottlenecks in case of high load are identified. To improve performance and eliminate the bottleneck, the approach presented in this paper suggests the replacement of passive network elements like fiber nodes and signal amplifiers by ATM switches. This approach has been evaluated with respect to various network topologies and user scenarios. A simulation model used for the evaluation is presented within this paper and simulation results are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3408, Broadband European Networks and Multimedia Services, (16 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321884
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Urs Thurmann, Technical Univ. of Braunschweig (Germany)
Martina Zitterbart, Technical Univ. of Braunschweig (Germany)
Thomas Meuser, Philips Research Labs. (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3408:
Broadband European Networks and Multimedia Services
Stephan Fischer; Ralf Steinmetz; Heinrich J. Stuettgen; Harmen R. van As; Roberto Vercelli, Editor(s)

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