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—This paper describes a Copper Plant Manager concept for DSL first mile, which effectively enables performance monitoring, fault interpretation and dynamic link management. This concept copes with the nature and complexity of the underlying DSL network and presents a unified solution for controlling and managing its resources. An implementation of the CPM(More)
The network infrastructure within the Access and Aggregation domains of provider networks are subject to significant changes, both in technology as well as in their business model. Recently, a number of research initiatives, most notably MUSE and PlaNetS, have promoted the development of a unified broadband access and aggregation network platform. It is(More)
This paper describes the QoS features that will transform the access networks landscape in order to bring " Broadband " as a commodity while setting up the pillars of the " Future Media Internet ". Quality of Experience is obviously key for emerging and future services. Broadcasting services will first need to equal the QoE of their counterparts in the(More)
The ATM Forum international consortium recently approved the first version of its security specifications aiming to protect communications over Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) networks by offering data confidentiality, partners authentication, etc. This paper describes the architecture of one of the first ATM Forum compliant security prototypes being(More)
This paper describes the QoS features that will transform the access networks landscape in order to bring “‘Broadband’” as a commodity while setting up the pillars of the “‘Future Media Internet’”. Quality of Experience is obviously key for emerging and future services. Broadcasting services will first(More)
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