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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)
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)
There is a growing research interest in improving the energy efficiency of communication networks. In order to assess the impact of introducing new energy efficient technologies, an up-to-date estimate for the global electricity consumption in communication networks is needed. In this paper we consider the use phase electricity consumption of telecom(More)
The optical network unit (ONU), installed at a customer's premises, accounts for about 60% of power in current fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks. We propose a power consumption model for the ONU and evaluate the ONU power consumption in various next generation optical access (NGOA) architectures. Further, we study the impact of the power savings of the ONU(More)