FiWi Access Networks

FiWi Access Networks

by Martin Maier, Navid Ghazisaidi


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The evolution of broadband access networks toward bimodal fiber-wireless (FiWi) access networks, described in this book, may be viewed as the endgame of broadband access. After discussing the economic impact of broadband access and current worldwide deployment statistics, all the major legacy wireline and wireless broadband access technologies are reviewed. State-of-the-art GPON and EPON fiber access networks are described, including their migration to next-generation systems such as OCDMA and OFDMA PONs. The latest developments of wireless access networks are covered, including VHT WLAN, Gigabit WiMAX, LTE and WMN. The advantages of FiWi access networks are demonstrated by applying powerful network coding, heterogeneous optical and wireless protection, hierarchical frame aggregation, hybrid routing and QoS continuity techniques across the optical-wireless interface. The book is an essential reference for anyone working on optical fiber access networks, wireless access networks or converged FiWi systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107003224
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/15/2011
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Martin Maier is an Associate Professor at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), University of Québec and the founder and creative director of the Optical Zeitgeist Laboratory. He received his PhD degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University Berlin, Germany and amongst his awards he was a co-recipient of the 2009 IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper Award. He is the author of Optical Switching Networks (Cambridge University Press, 2008).

Navid Ghazisaidi is a Member of Technical Staff at Verizon, Palo Alto, CA, USA. From 2011 to 2013 he was an R&D Systems Manager and Staff Research Member with Ericsson, San Jose, CA, and Huawei, Santa Clara, CA, respectively. He received his PhD degree in Telecommunications from the University of Québec, Montréal, QC, Canada and has published/presented over 35 patents, book chapters, and journal/conference papers in systems and networking areas.

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction: 1. Broadband access; 2. Legacy broadband technologies; Part II. Fiber Access Networks: 3. GPON; 4. EPON; 5. Next-generation PON; Part III. Wireless Access Networks: 6. WiFi; 7. WiMAX; 8. LTE; 9. Wireless mesh networks; Part IV. FiWi Access Networks: 10. RoF vs. R&F networks; 11. Architectures; 12. Network planning and reconfiguration; 13. Techno-economic analysis; 14. Network coding; 15. Optical and wireless protection; 16. Hierarchical frame aggregation; 17. Routing and QoS continuity; 18. Smart grid communications.

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