This paper discusses the importance of determining that required availability from a network and proposes means to select the architecture that meets the best that need.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4256) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, network optimization
(060.4257) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, network survivability
G. Semaan, "Designing Networks with the Optimal Availability," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JWA124.