Abstract

In this paper the on-the-field performance of a WDM-PON optical access providing quintuple-play services using orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) modulation is evaluated in a real fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network deployed by Towercom operator in Bratislava (Slovakia). A bundle of quintuple-play services comprising full-standard OFDM-based signals (LTE, WiMAX, UWB and DVB-T) and an ad-hoc OFDM-GbE signal is transmitted in coexistence per single user. Both downstream and upstream transmission performances are evaluated in different on-the-field long-reach optical link distance configurations. Four wavelength multi-user transmission of quintuple-play OFDM services is demonstrated exceeding 60.8 km reach in standard single mode fiber.

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M. Morant, T. Quinlan, R. Llorente, and S. Walker, “Full standard triple-play bi-directional and full-duplex CWDM transmission in passive optical networks,” in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference 2011, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper OWB3.
[CrossRef]

C. Rodrigues, A. Gamelas, F. Carvalho, and A. Cartaxo, “Evolution of FTTH networks based on radio-over-fibre,” in Proceedings of International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks ICTON(2011), paper Tu.B6.6.
[CrossRef]

A. M. J. Koonen, A. Ngoma, G. J. Rijckenberg, M. Garcia Larrode, P. J. Urban, H. de Waardt, J. Yang, H. Yang, and H. P. A. van den Boom, “How deep should fibre go into the access network?” in Proceedings of European Conference on Optical Communications ECOC2007, (IEEE, 2007) paper Mo1.1.4.
[CrossRef]

Motorola, “The business benefits of deep fiber: Delivering Ultra-Broadband Services,” white paper, (2007).

T. Alves, M. Morant, A. Cartaxo, and R. Llorente, “Wired-wireless services provision in FSAN NG-PON2 compliant long-reach PONs: performance analysis,” in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference 2013, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper OM3D.3.
[CrossRef]

ETSI EN 300 744 V1.6.1, “Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB): Framing structure, channel coding and modulation for digital terrestrial television,” (2009).

R. Llorente, M. Morant, M. Beltrán, and E. Pellicer, “Fully converged optical, millimetre-wave wireless and cable provision in OFDM-PON FTTH networks,” in Proceedings of International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks ICTON (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2013), paper Tu.A4.6.

3GPP TS 36.101v8.8.0 “3rd Generation Partnership Project; technical specification group radio access network; evolved universal terrestrial radio access (E-UTRA)”, user equipment (UE) radio transmission and reception (Release 8),” (2009).

IEEE 802.16 Standard for local and metropolitan area networks, “Part 16: Air interface for broadband wireless access systems,” (2009).

ECMA-368 standard: “High rate ultra wideband PHY and MAC standard,” (2008).

M. Morant, T. Alves, A. Cartaxo, and R. Llorente, “Transmission impairment compensation using broadband channel sounding in multi-format OFDM-based long-reach PONs,” in Proceedings of Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper OW3B.2.

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

FTTH application scenario for quintuple-play service provision including in-building fiber distribution and DVB-T legacy coaxial network.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Map of the on-the-field demonstration in Towercom FTTH network deployed in Bratislava. Insets: (a) Towercom operator main premises at broadcasting communication tower, (b) OLT feeder connections to Bratislava, (c) deployed fiber, (d) distribution point connecting the feeder with the distribution fiber, (e) open-house demonstrator, and (f) quintuple-play service provision.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Experimental setup for the on-the-field testing installed in Towercom FTTH network.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Electrical spectrum at: (a) downstream (DS) –measured at point (1) of Fig. 3–, and (b) upstream (US) –measured at point (2) of Fig. 3– (RBW = 1 MHz).

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Fig. 5

(a) Optical spectrum measured at point (3) of Fig. 3. (b) Measured DS EVM at 10.8 km optical link for different optical channels in a multi-user configuration for OFDM-GbE, LTE, WiMAX and UWB after 100 m of BI-SMF, and DVB-T ch57 and ch58 after 20 m coaxial.

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Fig. 6

(a) Measured DS EVM at λDS = 1549.32 nm (ch35) for different optical reaches for OFDM-GbE, LTE, WiMAX and UWB after 100 m of BI-SMF –measured at point (4) of Fig. 3–, and DVB-T ch57 and ch58 after 20 m coaxial –measured at point (5) of Fig. 3–. (b) Measured constellations after 60.8 km optical transmission and in-building distribution.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

(a) Measured US EVM at λUS = 1542.94 nm (ch43) for different optical reaches and (b) measured US constellations for signals after 60.8 km optical transmission –at point (6) of Fig. 3–.

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