Telecommunications Planning: Innovations in Pricing, Network Design and Management

  • S. Raghavan
  • G. Anandalingam

Part of the Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces Series book series (ORCS, volume 33)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Livio Cricelli, Francesca Di Pillo, Massimo Gastaldi, Nathan Levialdi
    Pages 17-36
  3. Alexander Zemlianov, Gustavo de Veciana
    Pages 37-64
  4. David Alderson, Walter Willinger, Lun Li, John Doyle
    Pages 101-136
  5. Steven Cosares, Ondria J. Wasem, Richard Cardwell
    Pages 137-150
  6. Sebastian Orlowski, Roland Wessäly
    Pages 151-166
  7. Luís Gouveia, Pedro Patrício, Amaro de Sousa
    Pages 167-180
  8. S. Raghavan, Daliborka Stanojević
    Pages 181-201
  9. Dirceu Cavendish, Aleksandar Kolarov, Bhaskar Sengupta
    Pages 203-224
  10. Yi-Ju Chao, Blaise Morton
    Pages 241-274
  11. R.J. Boucherie, A.F. Bumb, A.I. Endrayanto, G.J. Woeginger
    Pages 275-293
  12. Eitan Altman, Harold J. Kushner
    Pages 313-335
  13. Steven Weber, Gustavo de Veciana
    Pages 361-388

About these proceedings


Network Design and Management focuses on the latest methodological developments in three key areas---pricing of telecommunications services, network design, and resource allocation. These three elements are most relevant to current telecommunications planning.

The first five chapters cover global deregulation of the telecommunications industry, effective pricing and revenue management, as well as an understanding of competitive pressures are key factors that will improve revenue in telecommunications companies. These chapters present some novel ideas related to pricing (including auction-based pricing of network bandwidth) and modeling competition in the industry.

The next seven chapters outline what successful telecommunications companies of the future will need to do in order to minimize their costs and still meet customer expectations. In this context the optimal design/provisioning of telecommunication networks plays an important role. These chapters focus on network design for a wide range of technologies including SONET, SDH, WDM, and MPLS. They include the latest research developments related to the modeling and solving of network design problems.

The final six chapters provide insightful solutions to several resource allocation problems. Day-to-day management/control of telecommunications networks is dependant upon the optimal allocation of resources.


Anandalingam Deregulation Design Innovations Management Network planning Pricing Telecommunications Wireless Networks

Editors and affiliations

  • S. Raghavan
    • 1
  • G. Anandalingam
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-29222-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-29234-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1387-666X
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