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QoS-aware integrated fiber-wireless standard compliant architecture based on XGPON and EDCA
Author(s): Ravneet Kaur; Anand Srivastava
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Paper Abstract

Converged Fiber-Wireless (FiWi) broadband access network proves to be a promising candidate that is reliable, robust, cost efficient, ubiquitous and capable of providing huge amount of bandwidth. To meet the ever-increasing bandwidth requirements, it has become very crucial to investigate the performance issues that arise with the deployment of next-generation Passive Optical Network (PON) and its integration with various wireless technologies. Apart from providing high speed internet access for mass use, this combined architecture aims to enable delivery of high quality and effective e-services in different categories including health, education, finance, banking, agriculture and e-government. In this work, we present an integrated architecture of 10-Gigabit-capable PON (XG-PON) and Enhanced Distributed Channel Access (EDCA) that combines the benefits of both technologies to meet the QoS demands of subscribers. Performance evaluation of the standards-compliant hybrid network is done using discrete-event Network Simulator-3 (NS-3) and results are reported in terms of throughput, average delay, average packet loss rate and fairness index. Per-class throughput signifies effectiveness of QoS distribution whereas aggregate throughput indicates effective utilization of wireless channel. This work has not been reported so far to the best of our knowledge.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 January 2018
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10559, Broadband Access Communication Technologies XII, 105590O (29 January 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2286614
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Ravneet Kaur, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (India)
Anand Srivastava, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10559:
Broadband Access Communication Technologies XII
Benjamin B. Dingel; Katsutoshi Tsukamoto; Spiros Mikroulis, Editor(s)

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