Next Generation and Advanced Network Reliability Analysis

Using Markov Models and Software Reliability Engineering

  • Syed Riffat Ali

Part of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  12. Back Matter
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About this book


This book covers reliability assessment and prediction of new technologies such as next generation networks that use cloud computing, Network Function Virtualization (NVF), Software Defined Network (SDN), Next Generation Transport, Evolving Wireless Systems, Digital VoIP Telephony, and Reliability Testing techniques specific to Next Generation Networks (NGN). This book introduces the technology to the reader first, followed by advanced reliability techniques applicable to both hardware and software reliability analysis. The book covers methodologies that can predict reliability using component failure rates to system level downtimes. The book’s goal is to familiarize the reader with analytical techniques, tools and methods necessary for analyzing very complex networks using very different technologies. The book lets readers quickly learn technologies behind currently evolving NGN and apply advanced Markov modeling and Software Reliability Engineering (SRE) techniques for assessing their operational reliability.

  • Covers reliability analysis of advanced networks and provides basic mathematical tools and analysis techniques and methodology for reliability and quality assessment;
  • Develops Markov and Software Engineering Models to predict reliability;
  • Covers both hardware and software reliability for next generation technologies.


Next generation Network Quality of Service Quality of Experience Short Message Service Media Gateway Optical Network Packet Network Wireless Network Five Nine Reliability Mean Time Between Failure Failure Mode Markov Model Reliability Block Diagram Sensitivity Analysis Software Reliability Engineering Failure Intensity Cost of Fixing Defective Software Defensive Programming Software dependability

Authors and affiliations

  • Syed Riffat Ali
    • 1
  1. 1.Software Reliability Research LLCHolmdelUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-01646-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-01647-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-4862
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-4870
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