Development of design algorithms for WDM network modernization
The rapid technological evolution of telecommunication networks demands service providers to regularly update their technology, with the aim of remaining competitive in the marketplace. However, upgrading the technology in a network is not a trivial task. When modernizing a network, the existing infrastructure and network components need to be taken into account. The design exercise must not only take into consideration the overall desired functionality and capacity but also the existing network properties. In the proposed PhD project, we will investigate the problem of finding an optimal network architecture considering bandwidth, protection and latency requirements while minimizing capital and operational expenditures.