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FiWi Access Networks

FiWi Access Networks

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Martin Maier, Navid Ghazisaidi
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 12/15/2011
EAN 9781107003224, ISBN10: 1107003229

Hardcover, 276 pages, 25.4 x 18 x 1.8 cm
Language: English

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.

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.

'The area of FiWi networks is central to the current evolution path of networks but presents significant challenges, in particular in integrating disparate systems. This book provides a cogent and highly useful exposition of the main technologies in FiWi, including not only traditional techniques, but also very recent developments such as network coding. This book is a tool both for working engineers and for researchers entering the FiWi area from the optics or from the wireless domains.' Professor Muriel Médard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology