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The Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (Super-DARN), which consists of networks of HF radars surrounding the northern and southern poles, has proven to be an extremely successful experimental technique in a wide range of scientific areas. The basic design of the radars, which contributes to SuperDARN, has remained virtually unchanged since the first radar was(More)
—The mass deployment of fibre access networks is probably the most important network upgrade strategy for operators over the coming decade. Next generation networks , and in particular the Long-Reach Passive Optical Network (LR-PON) solution, aim to increase long term economic viability and sustainability of Fibre-To-The-Premises (FTTP) deployment. The(More)
Fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) has been long sought as the ultimate solution to satisfy the demand for broadband access in the foreseeable future, and offer distance-independent data rate within access network reach. However, currently deployed FTTP networks have in most cases only replaced the transmission medium, without improving the overall architecture,(More)
10-Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Network (XG-PON), one of the latest standards of optical access networks, is regarded as one of the key technologies for future Internet access networks. In this paper, we propose and discuss the design and implementation of an XG-PON module for the NS-3 network simulator. The aim is to provide a standards-compliant,(More)
—Content Distribution currently accounts for the vast majority of Internet traffic. Peer-to-Peer represents a scalable and inexpensive strategy to deliver content to end-customers; unfortunately, it poses a sever strain on the network core and generates high costs for service providers. Locality-aware policies have been proposed to tackle these issues, but(More)
We report on an emerging application focused on the design of resilient long reach passive optical networks using combi-natorial optimisation techniques. The objective of the application is to determine the optimal position and capacity of a set of metro nodes. We specifically consider dual parented networks whereby each customer must be associated with two(More)
—Current DSL products that provide broadband over copper pair are reaching their capacity limits. In many cases, their peak rate struggle to deliver HDTV video streams, which are widely acknowledged as one of the killer Internet applications in the near future. Fibre to the premises (FTTP) solutions are being deployed to address the problem of scarce(More)
—We present an application focused on the design of resilient long-reach passive optical networks. We specifically consider dual parented networks whereby each customer must be connected to two metro sites via a local exchange sites. An important property of such a placement is resilience to single metro node failure. The objective of the application is to(More)