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First Mile Access Networks and Enabling Technologies by Tony Antony, Ashwin Gumaste

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Bandwidth Management in Worldwide Networks: Impact on First Mile Access

Figure 1-1 describes a typical end user–to–end user scenario in which geographically dispersed users communicate with each other over multiple network segments. Typically we observe multiple users, both on wired and wireless access networks, connected to the network core. The sheer diversity of network protocols and user requirements gives rise to a bandwidth-management problem: the real-time challenge to provision networks to provide the pool of network users their multiple quality requirements.

Figure 1-1. A Generic Network Showcasing Multiple-Tier Networks

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