Novel next generation access network architecture with optical/wireless convergence

Junqiang Hu, Dayou Qian, Yoshihiko Suemura, Shinya Nakamura, Milorad Cvijetic, Ting Wang

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Today's access network is migrating towards broadband IP, fixed/mobile convergence and service convergence. Thus, the next generation access network (NGAN) requires a converged optical/wireless access network infrastructure, other than the existing architecture that connect to the cellular, broadband wireless, and optical access networks separately, which complicate the network and increase the capital and operational expenditures (CapEx and OpEx). We have proposed a novel NGAN architecture with optical/wireless integrated edge node that elevates the connected heterogeneous access network functionalities up to the edge node [1]. In this paper, we further investigate the network and the edge node architecture and propose possible processing/operations that can decrease CapEx and OpEx to make it an attractive candidate for NGAN. In addition, we analyze the migration solution from current access network to the proposed converged network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 IEEE Sarnoff Symposium, SARNOFF
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Sarnoff Symposium, SARNOFF 2007 - Princeton, NJ, United States
Duration: Apr 30 2007May 2 2007

Publication series

Name2007 IEEE Sarnoff Symposium, SARNOFF


OtherIEEE Sarnoff Symposium, SARNOFF 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPrinceton, NJ


  • Access network
  • Convergence
  • Edge node
  • Optical
  • Wireless

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Communication


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