Maintenance of Communication Carrier Networks against Large-Scale Earthquakes

Yoshikazu TAKAHASHI  Daisuke SATOH  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E98-A   No.8   pp.1602-1609
Publication Date: 2015/08/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E98.A.1602
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Information and Communication Systems for Safe and Secure Life)
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Keyword: 
network operation,  traffic control,  disaster response,  damage control,  the Great East Japan Earthquake,  

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Summary: 
The network operations center of a communication carrier play an important and critical role in the early stage of disaster response because its function is the maintenance of communication services, which includes traffic control and restoration of services. This paper describes traffic control and restoration of services affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake. This paper discusses challenges on traffic congestion and restoration for future large-scale disasters.