Comprehensive Topology and Traffic Model of a Nationwide Telecommunication Network

  • As a basis for meaningful simulation and optimization efforts with regard to traffic engineering or energy consumption in telecommunication networks, suitable models are indispensable. This concerns not only realistic network topologies but also models for the geographical distribution and the temporal dynamics of traffic, as well as the assumptions on network components and technology. This paper derives such a model from the practice of a large national carrier. Applying the network and traffic model, we demonstrate its use by presenting various optimization cases related to energy-efficient telecommunication. Here, we focus on load adaptivity by employing sleep modes to the network hardware, where several constraints on the reconfigurability of the network over time are considered.

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Author:Andreas Betker, Inken Gamrath, Dirk Kosiankowski, Christoph Lange, Heiko Lehmann, Frank Pfeuffer, Felix SimonORCiD, Axel Werner
Document Type:Article
Parent Title (English):Journal of Optical Communications and Networking
First Page:1038
Last Page:1047
Year of first publication:2014