The audacity of fiber-wireless (FiWi) networks

Martin Maier, Navid Ghazisaidi, Martin Reisslein

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34 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A plethora of enabling optical and wireless technologies have been emerging that can be used to build future-proof bimodal fiberwireless (FiWi) broadband access networks. After overviewing key enabling radio-over-fiber (RoF) and radio-and-fiber (R&F) technologies and briefly surveying the state of the art of FiWi networks, we introduce an Ethernet-based access-metro FiWi network, called SuperMAN, that integrates next-generation WiFi and WiMAX networks with WDMenhanced EPON and RPR networks. Throughout the paper we pay close attention to the technical challenges and opportunities of FiWi networks, but also elaborate on their societal benefits and potential to shift the current research focus from optical-wireless networking to the exploitation of personal and in-home computing facilities to create new unforeseen services and applications as we are about to enter the Petabyte age.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
Pages16-35
Number of pages20
Volume6 LNICST
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event3rd International Conference on Access Networks, AccessNets 2008 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Oct 15 2008Oct 17 2008

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
Volume6 LNICST
ISSN (Print)18678211

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Access Networks, AccessNets 2008
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period10/15/0810/17/08

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Keywords

  • EPON
  • FiWi
  • FTTH
  • MAC
  • Optical-wireless integration
  • Path selection
  • QoS
  • R&f
  • RoF
  • RPR
  • WiFi
  • WiMAX
  • WMN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

Cite this

Maier, M., Ghazisaidi, N., & Reisslein, M. (2009). The audacity of fiber-wireless (FiWi) networks. In Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering (Vol. 6 LNICST, pp. 16-35). (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering; Vol. 6 LNICST). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-04648-3_2

The audacity of fiber-wireless (FiWi) networks. / Maier, Martin; Ghazisaidi, Navid; Reisslein, Martin.

Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering. Vol. 6 LNICST 2009. p. 16-35 (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering; Vol. 6 LNICST).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Maier, M, Ghazisaidi, N & Reisslein, M 2009, The audacity of fiber-wireless (FiWi) networks. in Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering. vol. 6 LNICST, Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, vol. 6 LNICST, pp. 16-35, 3rd International Conference on Access Networks, AccessNets 2008, Las Vegas, NV, United States, 10/15/08. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-04648-3_2
Maier M, Ghazisaidi N, Reisslein M. The audacity of fiber-wireless (FiWi) networks. In Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering. Vol. 6 LNICST. 2009. p. 16-35. (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-04648-3_2
Maier, Martin ; Ghazisaidi, Navid ; Reisslein, Martin. / The audacity of fiber-wireless (FiWi) networks. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering. Vol. 6 LNICST 2009. pp. 16-35 (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering).
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