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Integration of optical-wireless networks for broadband mobile networks
conference contributionposted on 2017-01-01, 00:00 authored by A Nirmalathas, Chathu RanaweeraChathu Ranaweera, C Jayasundara, C Lim, E Wong
© 2017 IEEE. As the mobile networks begin to offer broadband services, optical-wireless converged networks provide a feasible pathway to addressing key challenges associated with mobile network expansion. In this paper, we present our recent research in to the feasibility of optical access networks for meeting backhaul capacity challenge, the development of backhaul-first approach to network planning and small cell augmentation and proposed architectures for inter-basestation connectivity, forming the basis for optical-wireless network integration approaches.