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—One of the main challenges for the future of information and communication technologies is the reduction of the power consumption in telecommunication networks. The key consumers are the home gateways at the customer premises for fixed line access technologies and the base stations for wireless access technologies. However, with increasing bit rates, the(More)
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) devices and services are becoming more and more widespread in all aspects of human life. Following an increased worldwide focus on the environmental impacts of energy consumption in general, there is also a growing attention to the electricity consumption associated with ICT equipment. In this paper we assess(More)
This paper describes extensive research in the field of the Multipoint Control Protocol (MPCP) for the Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON). More in particular the dynamic bandwidth allocation (DBA) algorithm IPACT (Interleaved Polling with Adaptive Cycle Time) is analytically modeled. The main focus has been on analyzing cycle times and packet delay in(More)
Quality-of-service (QoS) support in Ethernet passive optical networks is a crucial concern. We propose a new dynamic bandwidth allocation (DBA) algorithm for service differentiation that meets the service-level agreements (SLAs) of the users. The proposed delay-aware (DA) online DBA algorithm provides constant and predictable average packet delay and(More)
—Reasonably accurate reference power consumption values are required for any work that evaluates power consumption in telecommunication networks. Many existing works provide or use optimal power rating (W/Gbps) values, i.e. the power rating achieved for the maximum capacity of the system, with the shared relative overhead thus being the smallest. In this(More)
For Mobile WiMAX, data rate and throughput figures are often presented in literature. However, the used calculation methods and the influence of the packet size on the data rate are often unclear. Therefore, we develop a new method in order to obtain more precise data rate figures at the MAC (Medium Access Control) layer. In this paper the common(More)
A hybrid WDM/TDM passive optical network (PON) is a promising candidate for next-generation optical access (NGOA) solutions. Several hybrid WDM/TDM PON architectures can be designed, each with a different degree of flexibility, going from fully static, over partially flexible to fully flexible architectures. A flexible architecture can serve several(More)
We propose a dynamic bandwidth allocation (DBA) algorithm for Ethernet passive optical networks (EPON). The DBA algorithm exploits the sleep mode functionality, where the optical network unit (ONU) at the user premises is put to sleep in every cycle according to the traffic load of the ONU. The DBA algorithm achieves up to 93% power savings in comparison to(More)