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A radio-over-fiber (RoF) hybrid wired/wireless transponder is disclosed that is configured to provide both wireless and wired communication between a hybrid head-end and one or more client devices. The hybrid transponder includes optical-to-electrical (O/E) and electrical-to-optical (E/O) conversion capability and is configured to frequency multiplex/demultiplex electrical “wired” signals and electrical “wireless” signals. The electrical wireless signals are wirelessly communicated to the client device(s) via a multiple-input/multiple-output (MIMO) antenna system within a cellular coverage area. The electrical wired signals are communicated to the client device(s) via a wireline cable that plugs into a wireline cable port on the transponder. The hybrid RoF system includes a hybrid head-end capable of transmitting and receiving wired and wireless optical signals, and an optical fiber cable that is optically coupled to the hybrid head-end and to at least one hybrid transponder. Drop-down transponder configurations that allow for easy wired and wireless connectivity between the client device(s) to the transponder(s) are also disclosed.

Title
Hybrid wireless/wired RoF transponder and hybrid RoF communication system using same
Application Number
11/974226
Publication Number
8175459 (B2)
Application Date
October 12, 2007
Publication Date
May 8, 2012
Inventor
Martyn N Easton
Lenoir
NC, US
Michael Sauer
Corning
NY, US
Luis Alberto Zenteno
Painted Post
NY, US
Jacob George
Horseheads
NY, US
Dean Michael Thelen
Addison
NY, US
Agent
Christopher Keith Montgomery
Assignee
Corning Cable Systems
NC, US
IPC
H04B 10/00
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