Ensuring fair downlink allocation in modern access networks: The XG-PON framework

Panagiotis G. Sarigiannidis, Georgios I. Papadimitriou, Petros Nicopolitidis, Emmanouel Varvarigos

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Abstract

The fairness aspect on handling user data flows in modern broadband telecommunication networks is of paramount importance since it strongly affects the quality of the provided services. In this work, the fairness provisioning is investigated in a competitive telecommunication field such as the passive optical networks (PONs). Intending to resolve unequal resource allocation in the downstream data delivery, a fair bandwidth assignment scheme is devised and evaluated. The Max-Min fairness concept is applied in order to determine the best effort (BE) bandwidth allocation of each optical network unit (ONU) in the optical line terminal (OLT) side. Simulation results indicate the benefits of utilizing the proposed resource allocation technique in terms of fair bandwidth distribution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE SCVT 2013 - Proceedings of 20th IEEE Symposium on Communications and Vehicular Technology in the BeNeLux
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781479932061
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Symposium on Communications and Vehicular Technology in the BeNeLux 2013 - Namur, Belgium
Duration: 21 Nov 201321 Nov 2013
Conference number: 20th

Conference

ConferenceIEEE Symposium on Communications and Vehicular Technology in the BeNeLux 2013
Abbreviated titleIEEE SCVT 2013
CountryBelgium
CityNamur
Period21/11/1321/11/13

Keywords

  • downstream
  • fairness
  • Max-Min fairness
  • passive optical networks
  • XG-PON

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