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Metropolitian area network services comprised of virtual local area networks running over hybrid fiber-coax and asynchronous transfer mode technologies
Author(s): William S. Biedron
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Paper Abstract

Since 1990 there has been a rapid increase in the demand for communication services, especially local and wide area network (LAN/WAN) oriented services. With the introduction of the DFB laser transmitter, hybrid-fiber-coax (HFC) cable plant designs, ATM transport technologies and rf modems, new LAN/WAN services can now be defined and marketed to residential and business customers over existing cable TV systems. The term metropolitan area network (MAN) can be used to describe this overall network. This paper discusses the technical components needed to provision these services as well as provides some perspectives on integration issues. Architecture at the headend and in the backbone is discussed, as well as specific service definitions and the technology issues associated with each. The TCP/IP protocol is suggested as a primary protocol to be used throughout the MAN.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 November 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2609, Hybrid Fiber-Coax Systems, (24 November 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.227290
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William S. Biedron, Continental Cablevision (United States)


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

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