Using Ant Colony Optimization to design GPON-FTTH networks with aggregating equipment

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Abstract

With the huge demands for the provision of inexpensive and fast broadband services, Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) has been considered to be the most attractive solution for providing broadband access network. However, due to the consideration of many design factors such as the number, types, positions of network elements and routing information, the optical network planning process often exhibits several challenges from the optimization point of view. This problem is generally NP-hard and cannot be solved in polynomial time by any currently known algorithms. In this paper, we present an algorithm based on the Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) method with dedicated post-processing. Given a geographical location of a Greenfield area, our proposed solution minimizes the overall GPON network deployment cost by selecting the optimum type of aggregating equipment, routing information and cost effective locations of network elements. In the result section, different network examples will be provided to illustrate the effectiveness of the ACO approach for this type of problem.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2013 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Communication Systems and Networks, CIComms 2013 - 2013 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, SSCI 2013
Pages10-17
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Communication Systems and Networks, CIComms 2013 - 2013 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, SSCI 2013 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 16 Apr 201319 Apr 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2013 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Communication Systems and Networks, CIComms 2013 - 2013 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, SSCI 2013

Conference

Conference2013 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Communication Systems and Networks, CIComms 2013 - 2013 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, SSCI 2013
Country/TerritorySingapore
CitySingapore
Period16/04/1319/04/13

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