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Metropolitan (metro) carriers are deploying next-generation metro Ethernet networks. This deployment will eventually replace traditional private-line services provided by legacy Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) technologies (such as Digital Cross-Connect Systems and SONET rings) with metro Ethernet services. A critical near-term need is the enabling of rich(More)
— This article addresses a real-life problem-obtaining communication links between multiple base stations sites, by positioning a minimal set of fixed-access relay antenna sites on a given terrain. Reducing the number of relay antenna sites is considered critical due to substantial installation and maintenance costs. Despite the potential significant cost(More)
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