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Optical-Wimax Hybrid Networks, Abdou R. A. Ahmed Apr 2011

Optical-Wimax Hybrid Networks, Abdou R. A. Ahmed

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The emergence of bandwidth-intensive Internet services, such as
circuit-quality voice transfer and interactive video gaming, create
a high demand for a very qualified next-generation access network.
In addition to high bandwidth, these future access networks should
also provide improved network availability, flexibility, mobility,
reliability, failure protection, quality of service (QoS) support
and cost-effective access. The integration between optical networks
and Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) is a
promising solution for future access networks. Accordingly, a few
different architectures and MAC protocol components have recently
been proposed for the integration between the Ethernet Passive
Optical Network (EPON) and WiMAX. However ...


On The Feasibility And Efficacy Of Protection Routing In Ip Networks, Kin Wah (Eric) Kwong, Lixin Gao, Roch A. Guérin, Zhi-Li Zhang Feb 2011

On The Feasibility And Efficacy Of Protection Routing In Ip Networks, Kin Wah (Eric) Kwong, Lixin Gao, Roch A. Guérin, Zhi-Li Zhang

Departmental Papers (ESE)

With network components increasingly reliable, routing is playing an ever greater role in determining network reliability. This has spurred much activity in improving routing stability and reaction to failures, and rekindled interest in centralized routing solutions, at least within a single routing domain. Centralizing decisions eliminates uncertainty and many inconsistencies, and offers added flexibility in computing routes that meet different criteria. However, it also introduces new challenges; especially in reacting to failures where centralization can increase latency. This paper leverages the flexibility afforded by centralized routing to address these challenges. Specifically, we explore when and how standby backup forwarding options ...