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The Role of SDN in Broadband Networks


Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Hassan Habibi Gharakheili
    Pages 1-4
  3. Hassan Habibi Gharakheili
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  4. Hassan Habibi Gharakheili
    Pages 23-46
  5. Hassan Habibi Gharakheili
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  6. Hassan Habibi Gharakheili
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  7. Hassan Habibi Gharakheili
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  8. Hassan Habibi Gharakheili
    Pages 109-111

About this book


This thesis focuses on the design and use of software defined networking (SDN) in residential Internet service providers (ISPs), as well as innovative operational models that can be incorporated in broadband ecosystems. Though SDN addresses the challenges for bundled best-effort service provided by broadband operators for users, it does not distinguish between the different types of applications (video streaming, web-browsing, and large file transfers), nor does it cater to the varying needs of different household devices (entertainment tablets, work laptops, or connected appliances). This is a problem for end-users, who want to differentiate between applications and devices; for content providers (CPs), who want to exercise control over streams of high monetary value; and for Internet service providers (ISPs), who have to accommodate growing traffic volumes without additional revenues. 

This book develops a series of solution techniques that use SDN to find an optimal balance between the competing requirements of end-users, ISPs, and CPs. In addition to the design and discussions of various architectures, it provides technical details on real-world system implementations and prototypes. As such, it offers a valuable resource for researchers, network architects, network strategists, developers, and all other readers seeking to learn more about the practical value of SDN in future ISP networks.


Software Defined Network Net Neutrality Trace Data Dynamic Slow-Lanes Dynamic Fast-Lanes Traffic Trace Network API Software Defined Networking (SDN) Internet Peering Smart Data Pricing

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Electrical Engineering and TelecommUNSW Australia Electrical Engineering and TelecommSydneyAustralia

About the authors

Hassan Habibi Gharakheili received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees of Electrical Engineering from the Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran in 2001 and 2004 respectively, and his Ph.D. of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia in 2015. He is currently a post-doctoral researcher in the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications at the University of New South Wales. His research interests include network architectures, software-defined networking and broadband networks.

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