Strategic parameter-driven routing models for multi-destination traffic in telecommunication networks

Young Lee, James M. Tien

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We present mathematical models that determine the optimal parameters for strategically routing multi-destination traffic in an end-to-end network setting. Multi-destination traffic refers to a traffic type that can be routed to any one of a multiple number of destinations. In reality, there are communication services that constitute multi-destination routing application. In this parameter-driven approach, a multi-destination call is routed to one of the candidate destination nodes in accordance with the predetermined decision parameters associated with each candidate node. We present three different models: (i) Link Utilization (LU) model (ii) Network Cost (NC) model and (iii) Combined Parametric (CP) model. The LU approach provides the solution that would result in an optimally balanced link utilization, whereas the NC approach provides the least expensive way to route traffic to destinations. The CP approach, on the other hand, provides a multiple number of solutions that helps to leverage link utilization and cost. The LU approach has been implemented for a long distance carrier's network for internation direct services where a considerable improvement was achieved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3325-3329
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. Part 3 (of 5) - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: Oct 12 1997Oct 15 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture


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