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Radio-over-fiber networks for mobile communications
Author(s): David Wake; Keith Beacham
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Paper Abstract

Distributed antenna systems based on radio over fibre technology (fibre DAS) are becoming increasingly popular for providing cellular radio coverage within large buildings such as shopping centres, airports and corporate office blocks. The main limitation with fibre DAS, however, is its lack of flexibility for providing tailored radio coverage in multi-service or multi-operator environments. A new architecture, switched DAS, is proposed for these situations, which leads to both capital and operational cost savings as well as much greater operational flexibility

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5466, Microwave and Terahertz Photonics, (1 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.554781
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David Wake, Microwave Photonics (United Kingdom)
Keith Beacham, Microwave Photonics (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5466:
Microwave and Terahertz Photonics
Andreas Stohr; Dieter Jager; Stavros Iezekiel, Editor(s)

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