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.
Considering the key evolutions within the access network technologies as well as the unprecedented levels of bandwidth demands by end users, this book condenses the relentless research, design, and deployment experience of state-of-the-art access networks. Furthermore, it shares the critical steps and details of the developments and deployment of these emergent technologies; which is very crucial particularly as telecommunications vendors and carriers are looking for cost-effective ultra-broadband "last-mile" access solutions to stay competitive in the "post bubble" era.
The book is written to provide a comprehensive overview of the major broadband access technologies and deployments involving internationally recognized authors and key players. Due to its scope and depth, the proposed book is able to fill an important gap of today's available literature.
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