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Frank Slyne

Research Fellow


Dr Frank Slyne is a Research Fellow at CONNECT in Trinity College Dublin.

Dr Frank Slyne received his B.E. in Electrical Engineering from University College Cork in 1988 and M.Eng in Electronic Engineering from Dublin City University in 1994. He worked as an engineering manager in Eircom (Ireland) for over 20 years, with responsibility for ISP platforms and systems. He joined Prof. Marco Ruffini’s Optical Network Architecture research group in 2012 and completed his PhD in Software Defined Telecommunications networks, with particular emphasis on LR-PON architectures.

Dr Slyne’s research interests include converged optical-wireless (LTE) metro-access architectures, disaggregation of legacy switch functions, slicing and resource pooling through SDN Control and Network Function Virtualisation. Most recently, he has been researching the optimisation of  QoS and performance in a multi-tenant TDM PON. This has involved simulation, virtualisation ad prototyping of novel schedulers in the downstream and upstream PON, making use of Xilinx FPGA, Intel DPDK dataplane toolkit, ONF SEBA R-CORD framework, SRS-LTE and OAI software radio stacks.


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