Alain C. Houle

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In the last few years, we saw the emergence of Voice-Over-IP (VoIP) protocols to enable low-cost telephony services. While VoIP providers are rapidly growing market share against Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), these technologies are lacking mobile support. We believe that Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs) may offer a good platform for the fast(More)
—The focus of this paper is on the minimum cost resource provisioning and nodal equipment location (PROVLOC) problem for Wide Area Networks (OWANs), i.e., optical networks that cover broad areas. Minimizing the cost means minimizing the network capital and operational expenditures throughout the dimensioning of the nodal equipment, and the location of(More)