Thursday, September 02, 2004
The integration of wireless and optical networks is a potential solution for increasing capacity and mobility as well as decreasing costs in the access network. By using Radio-over-Fiber (RoF) or Hybrid Fibre Radio (HFR), the capacity of optical networks can be combined with the flexibility and mobility of wireless access networks. The concept Radio-over-Fiber means to transport information over optical fibre by modulating the light with the radio signal. This modulation can be done directly with the radio signal or at an intermediate frequency. This technique can be used in the backbone of a wireless access network.
posted by Dietrich Bonhoeffer at 3:33 PM