The need for indoor wireless connectivity is increasing, and conventional systems are getting congested in the radio spectrum. A promising solution is an indoor network consisting of many radio pico-cells fed via fiber. We propose a low-cost implementation by deploying Radio-over-Fiber techniques. The remote antenna contains only an optical-to-electrical conversion, and each pico-cell is fed by a residential gateway through a multi-mode fiber backbone. We characterize the physical layer and experimentally measure the Quality of Service (QoS). To evaluate its practical applicability, we assess the end-user perceived Quality of Experience (QoE) during HD-video streaming and its relation to QoS.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 19th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Society Benelux Chapter, Enschede, The Netherlands|
|Editors||S.M. Garcia-Bianco, Kl.J. Boller, M.A. Sefunc, D. Geuzebroek|
|Place of Publication||Enschede|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|