Robustness Analysis of Real Network Topologies Under Multiple Failure Scenarios

M. Manzano (Invited author), J. L. Marzo (Invited author), E. Calle (Invited author), Anna Manolova Fagertun (Invited author)

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Nowadays the ubiquity of telecommunication networks, which underpin and fulfill key aspects of modern day living, is taken for granted. Significant large-scale failures have occurred in the last years affecting telecommunication networks. Traditionally, network robustness analysis has been focused on topological characteristics. Recently approaches also consider the services supported by such networks. In this paper we carry out a robustness analysis of five real backbone telecommunication networks under defined multiple failure scenarios, taking into account the consequences of the loss of established connections. Results show which networks are more robust in response to a specific type of failure.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 17th European Conference on Networks and Optical Communications (NOC)
Number of pages6
Publication date2012
ISBN (Print)78-1-4673-0949-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-0950-9
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event17th European Conference on Network and Optical Communications (NOC) - Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain
Duration: 20 Jun 201222 Jun 2012


Conference17th European Conference on Network and Optical Communications (NOC)
CityVilanova i la Geltru
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  • Complex networks
  • Large-scale failures
  • Robustness metrics


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