Improving quality of service in an integrated 4G/passive optical network
Providing high definition TV, video stream, voice over IP and other high bandwidth requiring applications is a major challenge for access networks. A modern access network should be able to support these services seamlessly and maintain their quality of service (QoS) requirements. Fourth Generation (4G) communication technology is the latest wireless technology which encompasses both wireless and cellular systems and should provide real-time voice, video and Internet to the end user with high QoS. A passive optical network (PON) is a reliable back haul technology which can provide high bandwidth. Moreover, PON is cost effective as it reduces the required fibre length. Therefore, the combination of 4G with PON creates an access network that is cost efficient, high capacity, and is highly reliable and flexible as well as facilitating mobility and ubiquity. This project aims to create a new architecture for integrating 4G and New Generation PON (NG PON), and to improve the end to end QoS of this network.