## Hierarchical Infrastructure Planning in Networks

Please always quote using this URN: urn:nbn:de:0297-zib-8174

- In this article, strategical infrastructure planning problems in the design of large-scale telecommunication networks are discussed based on experiences from three projects with industrial partners: The access network planning of the German Gigabit-Wissenschaftsnetz (G-WiN) for DFN (Verein zur Förderung eines Deutschen Forschungsnetzes e.V.), the mobile network switching center location planning project for E-Plus Mobilfunk, and the fixed network switching center location planning project for TELEKOM AUSTRIA. We introduce a mathematical model for a hierarchical multi-commodity capacitated facility location problem, present adaptions of this basic model to the specific requirements within the different projects and discuss the individual peculiarities and model decisions made. Eventually, we present and discuss computational results of three associated case studies, illustrating '"how we did the job`` with mathematical methods.

Author: | Thorsten Koch, Roland Wessäly |
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Document Type: | ZIB-Report |

Tag: | Facility Location ; Mixed Integer Programming; Telecommunication |

MSC-Classification: | 90-XX OPERATIONS RESEARCH, MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING / 90Bxx Operations research and management science / 90B10 Network models, deterministic |

90-XX OPERATIONS RESEARCH, MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING / 90Cxx Mathematical programming [See also 49Mxx, 65Kxx] / 90C11 Mixed integer programming | |

90-XX OPERATIONS RESEARCH, MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING / 90Cxx Mathematical programming [See also 49Mxx, 65Kxx] / 90C35 Programming involving graphs or networks [See also 90C27] | |

90-XX OPERATIONS RESEARCH, MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING / 90Cxx Mathematical programming [See also 49Mxx, 65Kxx] / 90C90 Applications of mathematical programming | |

Date of first Publication: | 2004/10/28 |

Series (Serial Number): | ZIB-Report (04-42) |

Published in: | Appeared in: Proc. of the 3rd Conf. on Appl. Infrastructure Research, 9 October 2004, Berlin. C.-F. Elmer, C. von Hirschhausen eds. |