Broadband Access Networks

Technologies and Deployments

  • Abdallah Shami
  • Martin Maier
  • Chadi Assi

Part of the Optical Networks book series (OPNW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction and Enabling Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nicholas Gagnon
      Pages 3-12
    3. Evi Zouganeli, Kristin Bugge, Santiago Andres Azcoitia, Juan P. Fernandez Palacios, Antonio J. Elizondo Armengol Elizondo
      Pages 13-35
  3. Copper and Wireless Access Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. John M. Cioffi, Sumanth Jagannathan, Mehdi Mohseni, George Ginis
      Pages 65-79
    3. Quazi M. Rahman
      Pages 81-116
    4. Abdou R. Ahmed, Xiaofeng Bai, Abdallah Shami
      Pages 117-148
  4. Optical Access Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Hassan Naser, Hussein T. Mouftah
      Pages 151-167
    3. Michael P. McGarry, Martin Reisslein
      Pages 197-217
    4. Huan Song, Byoung-Whi Kim, Biswanath Mukherjee
      Pages 1-17
    5. Martin Maier
      Pages 237-259
    6. Yue-Kai Huang, Paul Toliver, Paul R. Prucnal
      Pages 261-280
  5. Optical-Wireless Access Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. John E. Mitchell
      Pages 283-300
    3. Gangxiang Shen, Rodney S. Tucker
      Pages 301-320
    4. Suman Sarkar, Pulak Chowdhury, Sudhir Dixit, Biswanath Mukherjee
      Pages 321-336
  6. Deployments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-337
    2. Wolfgang Fischer
      Pages 339-351
    3. Klaus Grobe, Jörg-Peter Elbers, Stephan Neidlinger
      Pages 353-372
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 1-6

About this book


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.


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

Editors and affiliations

  • Abdallah Shami
    • 1
  • Martin Maier
    • 2
  • Chadi Assi
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. Electrical & ComputerUniversity of Western OntarioLondonCanada
  2. 2.Inst. National de la RechercheUniversité de QuebecMontrealCanada
  3. 3.Concordia Institute for InformationConcordia UniversityMontrealCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-92130-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-92131-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1935-3839
  • Series Online ISSN 1935-3847
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