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Fiber-Wireless Convergence in Next-Generation Communication Networks

Systems, Architectures, and Management

  • Massimo Tornatore
  • Gee-Kung Chang
  • Georgios Ellinas

Part of the Optical Networks book series (OPNW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. The Path Towards Convergence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rajarajan Sivaraj, Prasant Mohapatra
      Pages 3-41
  3. Novel Systems/Subsystems for Fi-Wi Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Maurice Gagnaire
      Pages 99-126
    3. Silvano Frigerio, Alberto Lometti, Vincenzo Sestito
      Pages 127-156
    4. Neda Cvijetic, Ting Wang
      Pages 189-209
  4. Novel Network Architectures for Fi-Wi Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Georgios Ellinas, Kyriakos Vlachos, Chrysovalanto Christodoulou, Mohamed Ali
      Pages 235-263
    3. Nicola Carapellese, M. Shamsabardeh, Massimo Tornatore, Achille Pattavina
      Pages 265-291
    4. Chih-Lin I, Jinri Huang, Ran Duan, Gang Li, Chunfeng Cui
      Pages 293-316
  5. Novel Management Strategies for Fi-Wi Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317
    2. Philippe Bertin, Tahar Mamouni, Stéphane Gosselin
      Pages 319-336
    3. Yizhuo Yang, Christina Lim, Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas
      Pages 337-358
    4. Anna Tzanakaki, Markos Anastasopoulos, Bijan Rofoee, Shuping Peng, George Zervas, Reza Nejabati et al.
      Pages 359-388
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 389-406

About this book


This book investigates new enabling technologies for Fi-Wi convergence. The editors discuss Fi-Wi technologies at the three major network levels involved in the path towards convergence: system level, network architecture level, and network management level. The main topics will be: a. At system level: Radio over Fiber (digitalized vs. analogic, standardization, E-band and beyond) and 5G wireless technologies; b. Network architecture level: NGPON, WDM-PON, BBU Hotelling, Cloud Radio Access Networks (C-RANs), HetNets. c. Network management level: SDN for convergence, Next-generation Point-of-Presence, Wi-Fi LTE Handover, Cooperative MultiPoint.

• Addresses the Fi-Wi convergence issues at three different levels, namely at the system level, network architecture level, and network management level
• Provides approaches in communication systems, network architecture, and management that are expected to steer the evolution towards fiber-wireless convergence
• Contributions from leading experts in the field of Fiber-Wireless Convergence


Advanced Radio / Cellular Network Architectures Cloud Radio Access Networks Fiber Wireless Convergence Fixed Mobile Integration Next Generation 5G Wireless Technologies Optical Wireless Convergence Software Defined Networking for Network Convergence Unified Optical Wireless Architectures WDM-PON for Mobile Backhaul

Editors and affiliations

  • Massimo Tornatore
    • 1
  • Gee-Kung Chang
    • 2
  • Georgios Ellinas
    • 3
  1. 1.Politecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.University of CyprusCyprusCyprus

About the editors

Dr. Massimo Tornatore is an  Associate Professor in the Department of Electronics and Information in Politecnico di Milano, Italy and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of California, Davis. Since late 2000, member of the Broadband Optical Networks, Security & Advanced Internet Lab (Bonsai Group) in Politecnico di Milano. In 2002, I was a research associate in Corecom, and I worked in collaboration with PSTS (Pirelly Submarine Telecom Systems) and TILAB (Telecom Italia Labs). I received a Ph.D. in Information Engineering in May 2006. From 2007 to 2009, I was a post-doc researcher in the Computer Science Department at the University of California, Davis. In January 2010, I started my career as a faculty in Politecnico di Milano. I co-authored about 190 conference and journal papers and my research interests include design, energy efficiency, and survivability in optical networks and group communication security. You can find more information in my research page or by reading one of my papers.

Dr. Gee-Kung Chang is a Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology 

Dr. Georgios Ellinas is an Associate Professor at the University of Cyprus

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Fiber-Wireless Convergence in Next-Generation Communication Networks
  • Book Subtitle Systems, Architectures, and Management
  • Editors Massimo Tornatore
    Gee-Kung Chang
    Georgios Ellinas
  • Series Title Optical Networks
  • Series Abbreviated Title Optical Networks
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-42820-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-82673-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-42822-2
  • Series ISSN 1935-3839
  • Series E-ISSN 1935-3847
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVII, 406
  • Number of Illustrations 38 b/w illustrations, 167 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Microwaves, RF and Optical Engineering
    Communications Engineering, Networks
    Computer Communication Networks
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