Planning Global Intelligent Networks

Stephen CHEN  Arik N. KASHPER  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E75-B   No.7   pp.550-555
Publication Date: 1992/07/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Network Planning)
intelligent network,  network planning,  globalization,  multi lateral network,  

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The globalization of business where single products and services are designed, developed, and manufactured in many different countries signals a significant need for cost-effective and reliable information movement and management capabilities. Similarly, consumers are seeking technologies which will allow them to visit the Smithsonian, scan a book in the Oxford Library, and interview a Japanese monk for a school report, all from the comfort of home. A necessary ingredient for realizing this global society is a strong telecommunications infrastructure. Our paper describes some of the customer needs and technology advances that are causing a revolution in planning global telecommunications networks. We present a new telecommunications paradigm and study its impact in two key areas: multi-country network routing at both the traffic and facility levels, and global network robustness.