Nation-wide deployment of (long-reach) passive optical networks: Computing the location and number of active nodes.

For the European project DISCUS, we study the deployment of active nodes to connect all customers in different countries via (long-reach) passive optical networks.

In particular, we investigate design parameters such as the resilience strategy, the maximum node size, and the maximum signal reach. We evaluate the resulting node distributions and survivable fiber route connections using different cost models.