A Comparison between Different Approaches for VPC Bandwidth Management

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Author(s): Sven-Olof Larsson, Åke Arvidsson
Title: A Comparison between Different Approaches for VPC Bandwidth Management
Conference name: COST 257 Management Committee Meeting
Year: 1997
City: Helsinki
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: Dept. of Telecommunications and Mathematics (Institutionen för telekommunikation och matematik)
Dept. of Telecommunications and Mathematics S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 780 00
http://www.hk-r.se/itm/index.html
Authors e-mail: sven-olof.larsson@itm.hk-r.se
Language: English
Abstract: By reserving transmission capacity on a series of links from one node to another, making a
virtual path connection (VPC) between these nodes, several benefits are obtained. VPCs will enable
segregation of traffics with different QoS, simplify routing at transit nodes, and simplify connection ad-mission
control. As telecommunications traffics experience variations in the number of calls per time
unit, due to office hours, inaccurate forecasting, quick changes in traffic loads, and changes in the types
of traffic (as in introduction of new services), there is a need to cope for this by adaptive capacity real-location
between different VPCs. The focus of this paper is to introduce a distributed approach for VPC
management and compare it to a local and a centralised one. Our results show pros and cons of the dif-ferent
approaches.
Subject: Telecommunications\VP and VC Assignment and Routing
Note: This article is written under the Project "VP and VC Assignment and Routing"
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