International Association of Engineers
Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Network (GPON) and Long Term Evolution (LTE) are two promising broadband access technologies with high-capacity and services for wired access networks and wireless access networks, respectively. A convergence of GPON and LTE networks is proposed to take the bandwidth advantage of optical networks and the mobility feature of wireless communications in this paper. First, GPON-LTE Converged Network Architecture (GLCNA) is presented and especially the concept of Optical Network Unit-evolved NodeB (ONU-eNB). Second, the mapping strategy is defined for GPON-LTE converged networks.