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# An extended lifetime measure for telecommunication network

• A new measure for network performance evaluation called topology lifetime was introduced in [4, 5]. This measure is based on the notion of unexpected traffic growth and can be used for comparison of topologies. We discuss some advantages and disadvantages of the approach of [4] and suggest some modifications to this approach. In particular we discuss how to evaluate the influence of a subgraph to the lifetime measure and introduce the notion of the order of a path. This notion is useful if we consider a possible extension to the set of working paths in order to support the traffic for the time that is needed for installation of new facilities.
Mathematics Subject Classification: Primary: 90C05 ,90C90 ; Secondary:90C35.

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