16 September 1998 Distributed ATM switching topologies in tree-structured networks
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Proceedings Volume 3408, Broadband European Networks and Multimedia Services; (1998) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.321884
Event: SYBEN-Broadband European Networks and Electronic Image Capture and Publishing, 1998, Zurich, Switzerland
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.
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Urs Thurmann, Urs Thurmann, Martina Zitterbart, Martina Zitterbart, Thomas Meuser, Thomas Meuser, } "Distributed ATM switching topologies in tree-structured networks", Proc. SPIE 3408, Broadband European Networks and Multimedia Services, (16 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321884; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.321884


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