Mapping Wireless Access Network Traffic to Multiservice Provisioning Platform
Sandisiwe N. Ncemane*, H. Anthony Chan**, and Tope R. Karem**
*South African Broadcasting Corporation
PO Box 292028, Melville 2109, Johannesburg, South Africa
**Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Cape Town
Rondebosch 7701, Cape Town, South Africa
Wireless access is needed to serve rural and urban sectors in the developing nations, while simultaneously encompassing both data and voice traffic in the same core network. We propose an architectural design of Multiservice Provisioning Platform (MSPP) for WiMAX over SONET/SDH, which involves interworking conventional technologies to deliver a solution that caters to unique situations that favor wireless access network over fully cabled systems. It consists of Wireless Access Network design, 2-way interlinking section, and the MSPP – optical core Network. It enhances the versatility of the MSPP and uses the SONET/SDH core network efficiently.
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