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Resource planning and bandwidth allocation in hybrid fiber-coax residential networks

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • The introduction of new high bandwidth services such as video-on-demand by cable operators will put a strain on existing resources. It is important for cable operators to know how many resources to commit to the network to satisfy customer demands. In this paper, we develop models of voice and video traffic to determine the effect of demand growth on hybrid fiber-coax networks. We obtain a set of guidelines that network operators can use to build out their networks in response to increased demand. We begin with one type of traffic and generalize to an arbitrary number of high-bandwidth constant bit rate (CBR) like services to obtain service blocking probabilities. We consider the effect of supporting variable bit rate (VBR) packet-switched traffic in addition to CBR services. These computations help us to determine how cable networks would function under various conditions (i.e., low, medium, and heavy loads). We also consider how the growth rate of the popularity of such services would change over time, and how this impacts network planning. Our findings will help cable operators estimate how much bandwidth they need to provision for a given traffic growth model and connection blocking requirement. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Publication Date


  • 2005

Citation


  • Griffith, D., Sriram, K., Krivulina, L., & Golmie, N. (2005). Resource planning and bandwidth allocation in hybrid fiber-coax residential networks. In Optical Switching and Networking Vol. 2 (pp. 127-136). doi:10.1016/j.osn.2005.06.005

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-31344466502

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 127

End Page


  • 136

Volume


  • 2

Issue


  • 2

Abstract


  • The introduction of new high bandwidth services such as video-on-demand by cable operators will put a strain on existing resources. It is important for cable operators to know how many resources to commit to the network to satisfy customer demands. In this paper, we develop models of voice and video traffic to determine the effect of demand growth on hybrid fiber-coax networks. We obtain a set of guidelines that network operators can use to build out their networks in response to increased demand. We begin with one type of traffic and generalize to an arbitrary number of high-bandwidth constant bit rate (CBR) like services to obtain service blocking probabilities. We consider the effect of supporting variable bit rate (VBR) packet-switched traffic in addition to CBR services. These computations help us to determine how cable networks would function under various conditions (i.e., low, medium, and heavy loads). We also consider how the growth rate of the popularity of such services would change over time, and how this impacts network planning. Our findings will help cable operators estimate how much bandwidth they need to provision for a given traffic growth model and connection blocking requirement. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Publication Date


  • 2005

Citation


  • Griffith, D., Sriram, K., Krivulina, L., & Golmie, N. (2005). Resource planning and bandwidth allocation in hybrid fiber-coax residential networks. In Optical Switching and Networking Vol. 2 (pp. 127-136). doi:10.1016/j.osn.2005.06.005

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-31344466502

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 127

End Page


  • 136

Volume


  • 2

Issue


  • 2