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Access networks: the new mission of the microwave radios
Author(s): Pier Antoniucci; John Wood
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Paper Abstract

With the advent of Optical Fibers the role of Microwave radio has changed dramatically: from providers of backbone heavy traffic route, i.e. transportation of many messages among major switching centers, to provider of `last mile' connections, i.e. distribution of a few messages among peripheral points, often outside the switched network, and outside the practical reach of fibers. A portion of the microwave spectrum, referred to as millimeterwave spectrum, has gained considerable interest in this new role of microwave radios, due to a favorable match between network requirements and propagation features. The access mission of millimeterwave radios can be further enhanced by technological features which impact favorably in the economical and technical issues often related to access solutions. This paper surveys the concepts that make millimeterwave radio suitable to an access role in the network, and describes the technologies that enhance the natural fit of such radios in the network access environment, both from a technical and from an economical viewpoint.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2450, Broadband Networks: Strategies and Technologies, (17 February 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.201310
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Pier Antoniucci, P-Com, Inc. (United States)
John Wood, P-Com, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2450:
Broadband Networks: Strategies and Technologies
Robert A. Cryan; P. Nalinaj Fernando; Pierpaolo Ghiggino; John M. Senior, Editor(s)

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