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A wireless data access system is provided to ameliorate bursty traffic occurring in a radio communications link such as a WiFi, WiMAX, 3G or cellular telephone link to a wireless network access device. A data traffic event is detected relating to traffic in the link. The traffic event may be a traffic burst exceeding a predetermined threshold. Based on detecting the data traffic event, a free-space optical communications link is established to the network access device to handle the traffic burst. The established radio link may be used to set-up and coordinate the free-space optical link.

Title
Enterprise cognitive radio integrated with laser communications
Application Number
11/316453
Publication Number
8526403 (B1)
Application Date
December 22, 2005
Publication Date
September 3, 2013
Inventor
Mostafa Tofighbakhsh
Cupertino
CA, US
Behzad Nadji
Los Gatos
CA, US
Assignee
AT&T Intellectual Property II
GA, US
IPC
H04W 4/00
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