Increasing Broadband Reach with Hybrid Access Networks

  title={Increasing Broadband Reach with Hybrid Access Networks},
  author={Nicolas Keukeleire and Benjamin Hesmans and Olivier Bonaventure},
  journal={IEEE Communications Standards Magazine},
End users and governments are forcing network operators to deploy faster Internet access services everywhere. Access technologies such as FTTx, VDSL2, and DOCSIS3.0 can provide such services in cities. However, it is not cost-effective for network operators to deploy them in less densely populated regions. The recently proposed hybrid access networks allow boosting xDSL networks by using the available capacity in existing LTE networks. We first present the three architectures defined by the… Expand
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