Date Added: Jan 2011
Network dimensioning for wavelength-routed WDM networks has been extensively studied to maximize connection acceptance rate while minimizing the total cost. However, Internet services are increasingly generating more demands that have high-bandwidth requirements with relatively short holding times. As globalization of companies or organizations becomes a new trend, the variety of Internet service demands, in space and time, creates a more variable and unpredictable traffic model for long term network provisioning. At the same time, upgrading backbone networks remains expensive and infrequent. It is important to be able to efficiently utilize precious network resources so that low call blocking is achieved while requiring fewer upgrades when the traffic model changes.