Hülsermann, Ralf; Jäger, Monika (T-Systems Enterprise Services GmbH, Goslarer Ufer 35, 10589 Berlin, Germany)
Koster, Arie M. C. A.; Orlowski, Sebastian; Zymolka, Adrian (Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB), Takustr. 7, 14195 Berlin, Germany)
Wessäly, Roland (atesio GmbH, Sophie-Taeuber-Arp-Weg 27, 12205 Berlin, Germany)
In this paper, we investigate the connection availabilities for the new protection scheme Demand-wise Shared Protection (DSP) and describe an appropriate approach for their computation. The exemplary case study on two realistic network scenarios shows that in most cases the availabilities for DSP are comparable with that for 1+1 path protection and better than in case of shared path protection.