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Broadband Access Networks

Technologies and Deployments

Shami, Abdallah, Maier, Martin, Assi, Chadi (Eds.)

2009, XVII, 379p. 150 illus., 75 illus. in color.

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  • Consolidates and disseminates the latest developments and advances in the area of broadband access network technologies and architectures
  • Combines and shares the emergent technologies developed and devised in the last few years
  • Shares the many experiences and lessons learned from the deployments of field/testing trials of these technologies
  • Models and analyzes the broadband access technologies in a comprehensive and detailed manner

Broadband Access Networks: Technologies and Deployments presents the research, design, and deployment experience of state-of-the-art access networks. The material consolidates and disseminates the latest developments and advances in the area of broadband access network technologies and architectures. It discusses the emergent technologies developed and devised in the last few years as well as shares the many experiences and lessons learned from the deployments of field/testing trials of these technologies.

The editors have organized the book into five parts beginning with Introduction and Enabling Technologies, followed by Copper and Wireless Access Networks, Optical Access Networks, Optical-Wireless Access Networks, and concluding with Test beds, Field Trials, and Deployments. Each part consists of 2 to 7 chapters dealing with the topic, contributed by recognized skilled researchers and key industrial players.

Broadband Access Networks: Technologies and Deployments shares the critical steps and details of the developments and deployment of emergent access network technologies, which is crucial particularly as telecommunications vendors and carriers are looking for cost-effective broadband "last-mile" access solutions to stay competitive. It will be useful for researchers working in the field as well as a supplemental text for students.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Assi - Broadband access networks - Ethernet - Maier - PON - Quality of Service - Quality of Service (QoS) - Shami - WiMAX - communication - ultra-broadband

Related subjects » Electronics & Electrical Engineering - Signals & Communication

Table of contents 

I Introduction.- The Anatomy of an Access Network.- Drivers for Broadband in Europe.- Enabling Techniques for Broadband Access Networks.- II Copper and Wireless Access Networks.- Vectored DSLs and the Copper PON (CuPON).- Enabling Broadband Wireless Technologies.- WiMAX Networks.- III Optical Access Networks.- Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation for Ethernet Passive Optical Networks.- Quality of Service in Ethernet Passive Optical Networks (EPONs).- MultiChannel EPONs.- Long-Reach Optical Access.- Optical Access-Metro Networks.- Signal Processing Techniques for Data Confidentiality in OCDMA Access Networks.- IV Optical-Wireless Access Networks.- Radio-over-Fiber (RoF) Networks.- Integration of EPON and WiMAX.- Hybrid Wireless-Optical Broadband Access Network (WOBAN).- V Deployments.- Point-to-Point FTTx.- Broadband Access Networks.

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