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Long-reach passive optical networks (LR-PONs) prove to be a suitable candidate for future broadband access networks. The longer reach of the feeder fiber in a LR-PON enables us to consolidate a large number of end users. The longer reach also eliminates a degree of electronic processing by eliminating the metro network and connecting the local exchanges (or(More)
The increasing success of Video on Demand and IPTV services poses several challenges to both network operators and service providers. Due to their heavy bandwidth requirement and the high concentration of requests during peak times, implementing these services efficiently without compromising the Quality of Experience of customers is not a trivial task.(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)
Backhauling base stations with Passive Optical Networks (PONs) besides bringing a new revenue source for the PON operator, can reduce the cost of installing new base stations for the mobile operator since a new, dedicated, backhaul can be avoided. If mobile operators have more than one base station on the PON, they might be interested in assuring bandwidth(More)
Mass deployment of fibre access networks is without doubt the next short to medium term goal of many network operators around the globe. Long-Reach Passive Optical Network (LR-PON) has been proposed as a solution to help spreading mass deployment of Fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP), by sensibly reducing the cost per customer compared to current commercially(More)
Network protection against link failure is required to allow packets to reach the destination with minimal packet loss when a failure occurs. When a link fails, traffic that attempts to use the failed link is interrupted. Typically, routers in the network discover the failure and find a new route to bypass the failed link. Alternatively, well-known segment(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)