Hybrid optical and wireless access

Nirwan Ansari, Jingjing Zhang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Optical access networking provisions high bandwidth in order to meet increasing traffic demands of end users. However, the optical solution lacks mobility, and thus limits the last mile penetration. By provisioning mobility, a rather desirable feature, to optical access, hybrid optical and wireless networks are becoming an attractive solution for wireline access network operators to expand their subscriber base [74, 99–101, 128].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Biotechnology

Cite this

Ansari, N., & Zhang, J. (2013). Hybrid optical and wireless access. In SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology (9781461439387 ed., pp. 75-86). (SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology; No. 9781461439387). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3939-4_7