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Efficient support of best-effort traffic in passive tree local loops
Author(s): John D. Angelopoulos; Stratos K. Fragoulopoulos; E. N. Protonotarios
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Paper Abstract

For an expeditious and successful penetration of broadband services to residential and other small traffic subscribers, cost-efficiency by means of investment sharing and partial re-use of existing infrastructure are imperative. Employment of passive optical technology to feed subscriber clusters while maintaining the copper in the last drop is a promising strategy. To achieve traffic concentration and high utilization, a MAC protocol designed for low CDV is essential. A TDMA protocol based on ATM cells suitable for upgrading both twisted pair and coaxial based access networks creating hybrid solutions is presented. This protocol offers a dynamic response at cell level to the bursty traffic expected in B-ISDN using the reservation method to sample by periodic requests the arrival rate. No resort to signalling related information is required. Differentiating the handling between delay tolerant and non-tolerant traffic can offer significantly higher exploitation and a cost effective solution for the local loop.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 November 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2609, Hybrid Fiber-Coax Systems, (24 November 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.227280
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John D. Angelopoulos, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)
Stratos K. Fragoulopoulos, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)
E. N. Protonotarios, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2609:
Hybrid Fiber-Coax Systems
Wai Sum Lai; Sam T. Jewell, Editor(s)

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