Title: A comprehensive solution to ATM network planning and bandwidth management using Genetic Algorithm

Authors: Susmi Routray, Arun Mohan Sherry, B.V.R. Reddy

Addresses: Institute of Management Technology, Raj Nagar, Ghaziabad-201 001, India. ' Institute of Management Technology, Raj Nagar, Ghaziabad-201 001, India. ' Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Kashmere Gate, Delhi, 110 006, India

Abstract: Wireless Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) is fast becoming an option in the telecommunication area and consequently there is a renewed interest in developing broadband integrated service of digital network technologies namely ATM. In order to address ATM planning it is important to address both the physical network design as well as the logical network design. In this paper a cost effective ATM physical network design using Passive Optical Network has been suggested. On top of the physical network design, a logical network design with optimised bandwidth allocation using VP based approach has been suggested. This paper explores non-traditional optimisation technique specifically Genetic Algorithm (GA) to solve the physical as well as logical network design. The results thus obtained proves that GA based approach provides very good solution to ATM network planning problem.

Keywords: ATM planning; ATM networks; network planning; bandwidth management; asynchronous transfer mode; passive optical networks; GAs; genetic algorithms; wireless ATM; network design; optimisation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJICT.2008.024011

International Journal of Information and Communication Technology, 2008 Vol.1 No.3/4, pp.398 - 413

Published online: 23 Mar 2009 *

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