Alcatel-Lucent representative to discuss converged networks at wireless seminar

Published: Oct 29, 2009 11:42:00 AM
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Auburn University's Wireless Engineering Research and Education Center will host a seminar by Abhaya Asthana, an employee in the network systems application integration division of Alcatel-Lucent in Westford, Mass., on Friday, Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. in 235 Broun Hall. The seminar, "End-to-End Service Quality and Availability Assurance in Converged Wireline and Wireless Networks," will present new methods to evaluate the effectiveness of the combined wireline and wireless solutions that have emerged in the industry.

As new methods of converging wireline and wireless technologies is becoming more prevalent, there is an increasing need for tools to model, measure and evaluate the stamina and effectiveness of the technologies over their lifecycles. In his discussion, Asthana will introduce an implementation of a proactive end-to-end service availability support platform that meets those increasing needs. He will discuss the platform's use in network technologies and services such as Information Management Systems (IMS) and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). Asthana will also demonstrate how the new platform enables network managers and vendors of service providers to receive early warning signals in order to better inform network operators of problems or help technical assistance centers with troubleshooting.

Asthana currently develops architectural models and analysis methods for next-generation networks. He has been named a Bell Labs Fellow and conducted pioneering research in networked computing systems, computer architecture, multimedia and wireless systems, operating systems and VLSI design while at Bell Labs Research. Asthana holds bachelor's and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur and Tulane University, respectively.

Contributed by Cassity Hughes