Alberto Bianchi

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Increasing bandwidth demand drives the need for next-generation optical access (NGOA) networks that can meet future end-user service requirements. This paper gives an overview of NGOA solutions, the enabling optical access network technologies, architecture principles, and related economics and business models. NGOA requirements (including peak and(More)
The development of a new generation of photonic integrated circuits and the constant progress in integrated electronics (following Moore's law) made the realization of a new type of optical transport node possible, by basing it on the concept of a digital photonic switching layer working in coordination with the packet switching layer under the control of a(More)
The telecommunication community has reached a broad consensus that the current radio access network (RAN) and underlying transport will not be able to scale up to the traffic volume and quality expected in 5G. Thus, it is necessary to remove all the technological bottlenecks and operational rigidities to ensure a painless migration from the existing radio(More)
There is a broad consensus on the vision that future transport network architecture will be dominated by optical in combination with packet. This implies a complete reassignment of the functions traditionally handled by legacy intermediate layers to packet and optical layers only. Here current advances in photonics technologies and architectures enable the(More)
HIPS project main research activities are new interaction paradigms navigating Physical Spaces. The system augments the user physical constraint with a contestualised and dynamically generated information, thanks to a suitable wireless connection. The information related to the user actual and previous position, is delivered after a coherent use of infrared(More)
The evolution of the mobile communication systems is paving the way towards the development of new information services. At present Location Based Services (LBS) are gaining momentum since they allow the provision of mobile users with information related at their positions that, therefore, can help them on the move. The access to an information system is(More)