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Protection cost evaluation of two WDM-based next generation optical access networks
Technische Univ. München (Germany).
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Communication Systems, CoS. (NEGONET)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2004-3350
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Optics and Photonics (Closed 20120101), Photonics (Closed 20120101). (NEGONET)
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Optics and Photonics (Closed 20120101), Photonics (Closed 20120101). (NEGONET)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6704-6554
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of SPIE: The International Society for Optical Engineering, 2011, 83100P- p.Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In this paper, we investigate the capital and operational expenditures for two next generation optical access (NGOA) networks based on wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) technology in dense urban areas. It is shown that with a proper fiber layout design, minor extra investment for protection of NGOA networks can make a significant saving on failure related operational cost.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. 83100P- p.
Series
Proceedings of SPIE, ISSN 0277-786X ; Vol. 8310
National Category
Communication Systems
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-59558DOI: 10.1117/12.902462ISI: 000298881200015Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84862917537OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-59558DiVA: diva2:475735
Conference
Network Architectures, Management, and Applications IX; Shanghai, China, 13-16 November, 2011
Funder
ICT - The Next Generation
Note

QC 20120124

Available from: 2012-01-11 Created: 2012-01-11 Last updated: 2015-03-20Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Reliability versus Cost in Next Generation Optical Access Networks
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Reliability versus Cost in Next Generation Optical Access Networks
2013 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The ever increasing demands of Internet users caused by the introduction of new high bandwidth applications and online services as well as the growing number of users and devices connected to the Internet, bring many challenges for the operators, especially in the last mile section of the network. Next generation access architectures are expected to offer high sustainable bandwidth per user. They also need to support a much larger service areas to decrease number of current central offices and hence potentially save the network expenditures in the future. Obviously, it requires high capacity and low loss transmission and optical fiber technology is the only future proof candidates for broadband access. Although this technology has already been widely deployed in the core networks, it is hard to use the same expensive devices made for core segment to solve the last mile bottlenecks, due to the low number of users sharing the network resources (and deployment cost). Therefore, the next generation optical access (NGOA) networks need to be designed with consideration of cost efficiency in the first place.

 

Network reliability is also turning to be an important aspect for the NGOA networks as a consequence of long reach, high client count and new services requiring uninterrupted access. Consequently, new architectures not only need to be cost efficient but also they should fulfill the increasing reliability requirements.

 

Although several NGOA alternatives have been proposed in the literatures, there is not yet an agreement on a single architecture. As described earlier, network expenditure and reliability performance are the two main factors to be considered. Therefore, this thesis concentrates on finding a suitable alternative for future broadband access by evaluating the reliability performance and total cost of ownership for several NGOA candidates. In particular, in this thesis we analyze the tradeoff between the cost needed to deploy backup resources and the reliability performance improvement obtained by the provided survivability mechanism.

 

First, we identified the suitable NGOA candidates by comparing two main groups of optical access networks, namely passive optical networks (PONs) and active optical networks (AONs), in terms of cost, reliability performance and power consumption. The initial results have shown that wavelength division multiplexing PON (WDM PON) is the most promising alternative for the NGOA networks because of its high potential capacity, low cost and power consumption. So we continued our studies by investigating two WDM-based PON architectures regarding their cost and reliability performance. The study has also included a proposed fiber layout compatible with these two candidates aiming to minimize the required investment needed to offer protection. Our primary results confirmed that hybrid PON (HPON) is the best alternative for the NGOA networks. Therefore we further analyzed this candidate considering several variants of HPON. The most important components and sections of the HPON, which need to be protected to decrease the impact of each failure in the network have been identified. Based on these outcomes, two resilience architectures protecting the shared part of the HPON were proposed and their reliability performance parameters as well as cost of protection were evaluated. According to the results, using our proposed protection schemes a considerable improvement in reliability performance of the HPON variants can be provided at minor extra investment. We also introduced a cost efficient HPON architecture with different levels of protection for users with various reliability requirements, i.e. the protection of shared parts of the access network for all the connected users and end-to-end resilience scheme for some selected ones (e.g., business users). To gain an overall view on the cost efficiency of the proposed architecture, we evaluated the investment required for deploying these schemes considering several network upgrading paths towards a protected network. Moreover, a sensitivity analysis investigating the influence of network deployments time and the density of the users with higher availability requirements was presented.

 

In summary, we have shown that HPON is able to fulfill the main NGOA requirements such as high bandwidth per-user, large coverage and client count. The work carried out in the thesis has proved that HPON can also offer high reliability performance while keeping the network expenditures at an acceptable level. Moreover, low power consumption and high flexibility in resource allocation of this architecture, makes it a winning candidate for the NGOA networks. Therefore, HPON is a promising architecture to be deployed as NGOA network in the near future considering the fact that components are soon to be available in the market.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2013. xiv, 46 p.
Series
Trita-ICT-COS, ISSN 1653-6347 ; 1303
Keyword
Fiber access network, passive optical network, reliability, techno-economic study, next generation optical access, network protection, wavelength division multiplexing
National Category
Communication Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-122380 (URN)978-91-7501-749-5 (ISBN)
Presentation
2013-06-12, Sal D, Forum, Isafjordsgatan 39, Kista, 10:00 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Projects
FP7 EU project, Optical Access Seamless Evolution(OASE)
Note

QC 20130530

Available from: 2013-05-30 Created: 2013-05-20 Last updated: 2013-05-30Bibliographically approved
2. Transport Solutions for Future Broadband Access Networks
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Transport Solutions for Future Broadband Access Networks
2015 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

“Connected society” where everything and everyone are connected at any time and on any location brings new challenges for the network operators. This leads to the need of upgrading the transport networks as the segment of Internet infrastructure connecting the fixed users and mobile base stations to the core/aggregation in order to provide high sustainable bandwidth, as well as supporting a massive number of connected devices. To do this, operators need to change the way that access networks are currently deployed. The future access network technologies will need to support very high capacity and very long distances, which are the inherited characteristics of optical transmission. Hence, optical fiber technology is recognized as the only future proof technology for broadband access.

Capacity upgrade in the access networks can lead to a huge capacity demand in the backbone network. One promising solution to address this problem, is to keep the local traffic close to the end users as much as possible, and prevent unnecessary propagation of this type of traffic through the backbone. In this way, operators would be able to expand their access network without the significant capacity upgrade in the higher aggregation layers. Motivated by this need, a comprehensive evaluation of optical access networks is carried out in this thesis regarding ability of accommodating local traffic and amount of possible saving in the backbone by implementing locality awareness schemes.

Meanwhile, next generation optical access (NGOA) networks have to provide high capacity at low cost while fulfilling the increasing reliability requirements of future services and customers. Therefore, finding cost-efficient and reliable alternative for future broadband access is one of the most important contributions of this thesis. We analyzed the tradeoff between the cost needed to deploy backup resources and the reliability performance improvement obtained by the proposed protection mechanism.

Among different NGOA architectures, hybrid time and wavelength division multiplexing passive optical network (TWDM PON) is considered as a proper candidate providing high capacity and large coverage. Therefore, this approach is further analyzed and several tailored protection schemes with high flexibility are proposed to statisfy different requirements from the residential and business users in the same PON.  The work carried out in the thesis has proved that TWDM PON can also offer high reliability performance while keeping the network expenditures at an acceptable level. Considering some other advantages such as low power consumption and high flexibility in resource allocation of this architecture, it has high potential to be the best candidate for NGOA networks.

 Moreover, new deployments of radio access networks supporting the increasing capacity demand of mobile users lead to the upgrade of the backhaul segment as a part of broadband access infrastructure. Hence, this thesis also contributes with a comprehensive techno-economic evaluation methodology for mobile backhaul. Several technologies are investigated in order to find the most cost-efficient solution for backhauling the high capacity mobile networks.  Finally, a PON-based mobile backhaul with high capacity and low latency has been proposed for handling coordinated multipoint transmission systems in order to achieve high quality of experience for mobile users. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2015. xii, 80 p.
Series
TRITA-ICT-COS, ISSN 1653-6347 ; 1501
Keyword
Optical access network, mobile backhaul, techno-economic, reliability
National Category
Communication Systems
Research subject
Information and Communication Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-161936 (URN)978-91-7595-450-9 (ISBN)
Public defence
2015-04-13, Sal B, KTH ICT Electrum, Kista, 10:00 (English)
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Note

QC 20150320

Available from: 2015-03-20 Created: 2015-03-19 Last updated: 2015-03-20Bibliographically approved

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