Converged optical networks for video and data distribution in hospitality environments


Artundo I, Garcia-Roger D, Ortega B, Campany J


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Current hospitality networks are already lagging behind in terms of broadband adoption and high-speed online offered services, and they might not be able to cope with the increasing bandwidth demands required to distribute high-definition video traffic. We propose the use of a converged optical network adapted to the specific needs of the hospitality environment, providing a low-cost and low-power solution based on a combination of silica and plastic optical fiber wiring, together with radio-over-fiber techniques for wireless access. We use detailed full-system simulations to analyze the validity of such infrastructure to provide a unified, pervasive and future-proof all-optical solution.  Source: Proc. of the 2010 ICETE OPTICS Conference