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Reliability, Survivability and Quality of Large Scale Telecommunication Systems. Case Study: Olympic Games

  • ID: 2171245
  • Book
  • 370 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The design and implementation of large scale telecommunication systems requires the interconnection and integration of diverse subsystems which need to provide a highly reliable system capable of offering high quality services. Over recent years, large scale systems designers have only had to deal with wireline systems and large scale operations have involved predominantly conventional subsystems. With the unprecedented expansion of IP systems and the parallel expansion of mobile, satellite and satellite/mobile systems and their implementation in large scale telecommunication applications, the requirements for the development of reliable networks providing high quality services have become of paramount importance. This volume clearly tackles this objective and uses the Olympic Games as the case study.

∗ Covers all of the major design aspects and quality metrics of large scale telecommunication systems

∗ Presents the quantitative measures of numerous design parameters for Internet based systems/ services, cellular/mobile, satellite/mobile as well as large switching and home wireless systems, to aid system designers

∗ Features the Olympic Games as the test–bed application on the basis of quantitative metrics of quality and reliability

∗ Includes a contribution by Hossein Eslambolchi, AT&T′s chief technology officer and president of AT&T Labs, USA

Reliability, Survivability and Quality of Large Scale Telecommunication Systems will have wide–ranging appeal to practicing engineers, researchers and professionals as well as academics and graduate students in telecommunications and reliability engineering. It will also be of interest to standards bodies and organizations responsible for organizing, implementing and developing standards for World Class Events.
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List of Contributors.



1 Introduction.

2 Reliability.


Reliability of Emerging Internet–based Services (H. Eslambolchi and M. Daneshmand).

Reliability Issues in IP over Photonic Networks (S. Arakawa and M. Murata).

3 Survivability.


Key Issues in Survivable Cellular Systems (H. Sandalidis and P. Stavroulakis).

Survivability in Wireless Mobile Networks (T. Dahlberg, et al.).

4 Quality.


Quality of Service Mechanisms in Multimedia Telecommunication Services (G. Rovithakis, et al.).

QoS Metrics for Performance Assessment in Integrated Terrestrial–Satellite Multimedia Systems (A. Iera and A. Molinaro).

TCP/IP–based Protocols over Satellite Systems: A Telecommunication Issue (M. Marchese).

Outage Performance Considerations in Cellular Mobile Radio Networks (G. Karagiannidis and S. Kotsopoulos).

Signal to Interference and Noise Ratio in Communication Systems as a Quality Measure (A. Sampath and D. Jeske).

5 A pplications.


Quality Wireless Broadband Home Networking (H. Zhang).

A Reliable ATM Switch Design (Z. El–Saghir and A. Grzech).

Quality of Service via an Optimal Routing Model (E. Aboelela and C. Douligeris).



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Peter Stavroulakis
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