Friday, 12 June 2015 • 09:00 – 13:00
WS-09: Fiber-Wireless Integrated Technologies, Systems and Networks
Organizer: John E. Mitchell (University College London, UK)
The scope of this workshop is to explore the new trends that are emerging in combined fiber-wireless integrated technology for systems and networks. The support of high bandwidth and high mobility is central to the driving vision of the network of the future, but this cannot be at any cost. Increased pressure on the cost/bit, both in terms of the cost of infrastructure (CAPEX) as well as the cost of operations (OPEX), demands high levels of integration in the underlying networks. A large number of technologies will need to converge, co-exist and interoperate, and most importantly, cooperate, if this vision is to be efficiently and cost effectively realized. A key area within this next generation jigsaw is the interplay of optical fiber networks and radio networks, to enable scalable and manageable networks without a highly complex interface structure and multiple overlaid protocols.