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FiWi Access Networks

  • Date Published: December 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107003224


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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.

    • Provides detailed background information, enabling the reader to get the big picture and to acquire the technical understanding of past and current broadband access solutions
    • Describes the latest and next-generation optical and wireless access networks in great technical detail, offering an update on the latest developments in each type of network
    • Covers all important aspects of FiWi-related research and development activities, providing the reader with a comprehensive yet comprehensible overview of research findings, challenges and opportunities
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    '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

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107003224
    • length: 276 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 180 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • contains: 85 b/w illus. 15 tables
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

  • Authors

    Martin Maier, Université du Québec, Montréal
    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, Verizon
    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.

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