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Broadband Access: Wireline and Wireless - Alternatives for Internet Services

Book Description

Written by experts in the field, this book provides an overview of all forms of broadband subscriber access networks and technology, including fiber optics, DSL for phone lines, DOCSIS for coax, power line carrier, and wireless. Each technology is described in depth, with a discussion of key concepts, historical development, and industry standards. The book contains comprehensive coverage of all broadband access technologies, with a section each devoted to fiber-based technologies, non-fiber wired technologies, and wireless technologies. The four co-authors' breadth of knowledge is featured in the chapters comparing the relative strengths, weaknesses, and prognosis for the competing technologies.

Key Features:

  • Covers the physical and medium access layers (OSI Layer 1 and 2), with emphasis on access transmission technology

  • Compares and contrasts all recent and emerging wired and wireless standards for broadband access in a single reference

  • Illustrates the technology that is currently being deployed by network providers, and also the technology that has recently been or will soon be standardized for deployment in the coming years, including vectoring, wavelength division multiple access, CDMA, OFDMA, and MIMO

  • Contains detailed discussion on the following standards: 10G-EPON, G-PON, XG-PON, VDSL2, DOCSIS 3.0, DOCSIS Protocol over EPON, power line carrier, IEEE 802.11 WLAN/WiFi, UMTS/HSPA, LTE, and LTE-Advanced

  • Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright
    4. Dedication
    5. About the Authors
    6. Acknowledgments
    7. List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
    8. Chapter 1: Introduction to Broadband Access Networks and Technologies
      1. 1.1 Introduction
      2. 1.2 A Brief History of the Access Network
      3. 1.3 Digital Subscriber Lines (DSL)
      4. 1.4 Hybrid Fiber-Coaxial Cable (HFC)
      5. 1.5 Power Line Communications (PLC)
      6. 1.6 Fiber in the Loop (FITL)
      7. 1.7 Wireless Broadband Access
      8. 1.8 Direct Point-to-Point Connections
      9. Appendix 1.A: Voiceband Modems
    9. Chapter 2: Introduction to Fiber Optic Broadband Access Networks and Technologies
      1. 2.1 Introduction
      2. 2.2 A Brief History of Fiber in the Loop (FITL)
      3. 2.3 Introduction to PON Systems
      4. 2.4 FITL Technology Considerations
      5. 2.5 Introduction to PON Network Protection
      6. 2.6 Conclusions
      7. Appendix 2.A: Subscriber Power Considerations
      8. References
      9. Further Reading
    10. Chapter 3: IEEE Passive Optical Networks
      1. 3.1 Introduction
      2. 3.2 IEEE 802.3ah Ethernet-based PON (EPON)
      3. 3.3 IEEE 802.3av 10Gbit/s Ethernet-based PON (10G EPON)
      4. 3.4 Summary Comparison of EPON and 10G EPON
      5. 3.5 Transport of Timing and Synchronization over EPON and 10G EPON
      6. 3.6 Overview of the IEEE 1904.1 Service Interoperability in Ethernet Passive Optical Networks (SIEPON)
      7. 3.7 ITU-TG.9801 Ethernet Passive Optical Networks using OMCI
      8. 3.8 Conclusions
      9. Appendix 3.A: 64B/66B Line Code
      10. References
      11. Further Readings
    11. Chapter 4: ITU-T/FSAN PON Protocols
      1. 4.1 Introduction
      2. 4.2 ITU-T G.983 Series B-PON (Broadband PON)
      3. 4.3 ITU-T G.984 Series G-PON (Gigabit-capable PON)
      4. 4.4 Next Generation PON (NG-PON)
      5. Appendix 4.A: Summary Comparison of EPON and G-PON
      6. References
      7. Further Readings
    12. Chapter 5: Optical Domain PON Technologies
      1. 5.1 Introduction
      2. 5.2 WDMA (Wavelength Division Multiple Access) PON
      3. 5.3 CDMA PON
      4. 5.4 Point-to-Point Ethernet
      5. 5.5 Subcarrier Multiplexing and OFDM
      6. 5.6 Conclusions
      7. References
      8. Further Readings
    13. Chapter 6: Hybrid Fiber Access Technologies
      1. 6.1 Introduction and Background
      2. 6.2 Evolution of DOCSIS (Data-Over-Cable Service Interface Specification) to Passive Optical Networks
      3. 6.3 Radio and Radio Frequency Signals over Fiber
      4. 6.4 IEEE 802.3bn Ethernet Protocol over Coaxial Cable (EPoC)
      5. 6.5 Conclusions
      6. References
      7. Further Readings
    14. Chapter 7: DSL Technology – Broadband via Telephone Lines
      1. 7.1 Introduction to DSL
      2. 7.2 DSL Compared to Other Access Technologies
      3. 7.3 DSL Overview
      4. 7.4 Transmission Channel and Impairments
      5. 7.5 DSL Transmission Techniques
      6. References
      7. Further Readings
    15. Chapter 8: The Family of DSL Technologies
      1. 8.1 ADSL
      2. 8.2 VDSL
      3. 8.3 Basic Rate Interface ISDN
      4. 8.4 HDSL, HDSL2, and HDLS4
      5. 8.5 SHDSL
      6. 8.6 G.fast (FTTC DSL)
      7. References
    16. Chapter 9: Advanced DSL Techniques and Home Networking
      1. 9.1 Repeaters and Bonding
      2. 9.2 Dynamic Spectrum Management (DSM)
      3. 9.3 Vectored Transmission
      4. 9.4 Home Networking
      5. References
      6. Further Readings
    17. Chapter 10: DSL Standards
      1. 10.1 Spectrum Management – ANSIT1.417
      2. 10.2 G.hs – ITU-T Rec. G.994.1
      3. 10.3 PLOAM – ITU-T Rec. G.997.1
      4. 10.4 G.bond – ITU-T Recs. G.998.1, G.998.2, and G.998.3
      5. 10.5 G.test – ITU-T Rec. G.996.1
      6. 10.6 G.lt – ITU-T Rec. G.996.2
      7. 10.7 Broadband Forum DSL Testing Specifications
      8. 10.8 Broadband Forum TR-069 – Remote Management of CPE
      9. References
    18. Chapter 11: The DOCSIS (Data-Over-Cable Service Interface Specification) Protocol
      1. 11.1 General Introduction
      2. 11.2 Introduction to MSO Networks
      3. 11.3 Background on Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) Networks
      4. 11.4 Introduction to DOCSIS
      5. 11.5 DOCSIS Network Elements
      6. 11.6 Brief History of the DOCSIS Protocol Evolution
      7. 11.7 DOCSIS Physical Layer
      8. 11.8 Synchronization and Ranging
      9. 11.9 DOCSIS MAC Sub-Layer
      10. 11.10 CM Provisioning
      11. 11.11 Security
      12. 11.12 Introduction to Companion Protocols
      13. 11.13 Conclusions
      14. References
      15. Further Readings
    19. Chapter 12: Broadband in Gas Line (BIG)
      1. 12.1 Introduction to BIG
      2. 12.2 Proposed Technology
      3. 12.3 Potential Drawbacks for BIG
      4. 12.4 Broadband Sewage Line
      5. Reference
    20. Chapter 13: Power Line Communications
      1. 13.1 Introduction
      2. 13.2 The Early Years
      3. 13.3 Narrowband PLC*
      4. 13.4 Broadband PLC*
      5. 13.5 Power Grid Topologies*
      6. 13.6 Outdoor and In-Home Channel Characterization
      7. 13.7 Power Line Channel Modeling*
      8. 13.8 The IEEE 1901 Broadband over Power Line Standard
      9. 13.9 PLC and the Smart Grid*
      10. 13.10 Conclusions
      11. References
      12. Further Reading
    21. Chapter 14: Wireless Broadband Access: Air Interface Fundamentals
      1. 14.1 Introduction
      2. 14.2 Duplexing Techniques
      3. 14.3 Physical Layer Concepts
      4. 14.4 Access Technology Concepts
      5. 14.5 Cross-Layer Algorithms
      6. 14.6 Example Application: Satellite Broadband Access
      7. 14.7 Summary
      8. Further Reading
    22. Chapter 15: WiFi: IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN
      1. 15.1 Introduction
      2. 15.2 Technology Basics
      3. 15.3 Technology Evolution
      4. 15.4 WLAN Network Architecture
      5. 15.5 TV White Space and 802.11 af
      6. 15.6 Summary
      7. Further Readings
    23. Chapter 16: UMTS: W-CDMA and HSPA
      1. 16.1 Introduction
      2. 16.2 Technology Basics
      3. 16.3 UMTS Technology Evolution
      4. 16.4 CDMA2000
      5. 16.5 Summary
      6. Further Readings
    24. Chapter 17: Fourth Generation Systems: LTE and LTE-Advanced
      1. 17.1 Introduction
      2. 17.2 Release 8: The Basics of LTE
      3. 17.3 Release 9: eMBMS and SON
      4. 17.4 Release 10: LTE-Advanced
      5. 17.5 Future of LTE-Advanced: Release 11 and Beyond
      6. 17.6 IEEE 802.16 and WiMAX Systems
      7. 17.7 Summary
      8. Further Readings
    25. Chapter 18: Conclusions Regarding Broadband Access Networks and Technologies
    26. Index
    27. End User License Agreement