PD Dr.-Ing. habil. Carmen Mas Machuca

Next generation access network planning

Donnerstag, 10.12.2020, 16:15 Uhr

via Zoom


Optical access networks are quickly evolving mainly encouraged by 5G/6G technologies. Competition and regulation force operators to keep their networks updated but at lowest cost. This presentation will introduce models, implementation aspects and evaluation results of new planning methods for future converged access networks. These new methods consider critical design parameters of the different technologies (e.g., capacity, transmission distance, fan out), targeted area characteristics (e.g., existing infrastructure, optical network unit expected locations, requested bandwidth and reliability per location) as well as parameters for optimization (e.g., performance, efficiency, power consumption).
The outcome of the talk is to understand the complexity of access network planning and the most important cost drivers.


Carmen Mas Machuca (M'96-SM'12) is a Privat Dozent/Adjunct Teaching Professor at the Chair of Communication Networks, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany. She received her Dipl.-Ing. degree (Master) from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC, Spain) in 1995 and her Dr.-Ing. degree (Ph.D.) from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland) in 2000. PD Dr.-Ing. Mas Machuca has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers. Her main research interests are in the area of techno-economic studies, network planning and resilience, SDN/NFV optimization problems and next generation converged access networks. She is currently guest editor for IEEE TNSM and coordinator of the TUM CoC COM.