Telecommunications Network Planning

  • Brunilde Sansò
  • Patrick Soriano

Part of the Centre for Research on Transportation book series (CRT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Bernard Gendron, Teodor Gabriel Crainic, Antonio Frangioni
    Pages 1-19
  3. Pierre Chardaire
    Pages 33-54
  4. George G. Polak, Benjamin T. Smith
    Pages 55-78
  5. Patrick Soriano, Christelle Wynants, René Séguin, Martine Labbé, Michel Gendreau, Bernard Fortz
    Pages 147-167
  6. W. D. Grover, R. R. Iraschko, Y. Zheng
    Pages 169-200
  7. Michael O. Ball, Andrew Vakhutinsky
    Pages 201-218
  8. Brigitte Jaumard, Odile Marcotte, Christophe Meyer
    Pages 239-255
  9. Jeannette Janssen, Kyriakos Kilakos
    Pages 257-270

About this book


Telecommunications - central to our daily lives - continues to change dramatically. These changes are the result of technological advances, deregulation, the proliferation of broadband service offers, and the spectacular popularity of the Internet and wireless services. In such adynamic technological and economic environment, competition is increasing among service providers and among equipment manufacturers. Consequently, optimization of the planning process is becoming essential. Although telecommunications network planning has been tackled by the Operations Research community for some time, many fundamental problems remain challenging. Through its fourteen chapters, this book covers some new and some still challenging older problems which arise in the planning of telecommunication networks.
Telecommunications Network Planning will benefit both telecommunications practitioners looking for efficient methods to solve their problems and operations researchers interested in telecommunications. The book examines network design and dimensioning problems; it explores Operation Research issues related to a new standard Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM); it overviews problems that arise when designing survivable SDH/SONET Networks; it considers some broadband network problems; and it concludes with three chapters on wireless and mobile networks. Leading area researchers have contributed their recent research on the telecommunications and network topics treated in the volume.


ATM Deregulation Internet Mobile communication communication system communication systems operations research optimization switch

Editors and affiliations

  • Brunilde Sansò
    • 1
  • Patrick Soriano
    • 2
  1. 1.École Polytechnique de MontréalCanada
  2. 2.École des Hautes Études Commerciales de MontréalCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7314-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-5087-7
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