Legacy copper infrastructure originally designed to serve voice services (twisted pair network) or television services (coaxial network) has performed vastly beyond specification and continues to deliver increased broadband speeds. The ability to offer gigabit speeds has been fueled by advances in digital signal processing and by a steady migration towards fiber rich access networks where only the last ‘mile’ into the homes remains copper based (FTTx).
For this IEEE Communications Magazine Feature Topic (FT), we invite authors to submit their papers in this topic. We are interested in innovative manuscripts that offer original perspectives and analysis that augment service offerings over the ultra-broadband fixed access networks.
The scope of this FT includes, but is not limited to,
Network architectural evolutions and techno-economic analysis
Next generation physical and medium access protocols and algorithms
G.(mg)fast, Full Duplex DOCSIS, DOCSIS 4.0, (Long-Reach) VDSL2
Signal propagation and scattering models
Advances in surface wave propagation, Terabit DSL.