ATM Network Planning: A Genetic Algorithm Approach
The Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) network is expected to become a backbone network for high speed multimedia services as the demand for applications such as internet and video on demand increases. One of the major issues in ATM network is the design. The design of an optimal ATM network is a complex comprehensive task. ATM network based on Passive Optical Network (PON) is one such solution. The deployment of optical fiber in the local access network is an essential step towards the provision of advanced ATM network services to the end user. Considering the strategic and financial implications for communications providers, it is clearly very important that fiber networks are implemented in a cost-effective manner.