WiMAX Through RoF: A Theoretical Study and Survey
Wireless technology has introduced high speed internet accessibility through wireless broadband. Radio over fiber; the integration of microwave and optical networks is the potential solution for reducing cost in terms of equipment, running finance and capacity enhancement in wireless communication systems. IEEE 802.16 WiMAX has emerged as a revolutionary wireless broadband access technique over past few years. This paper summarizes the advantages of incorporating RoF (Radio over Fiber) as a backhaul technology for providing WiMAX services. Various performance measures like data rate, attenuation and dispersion errors have been studied and discussed in the paper for different types of fiber.