US 10,560,943 B2
Network termination and methods for use therewith
Robert Bennett, Southold, NY (US); Paul Shala Henry, Holmdel, NJ (US); Irwin Gerszberg, Kendall Park, NJ (US); Farhad Barzegar, Branchburg, NJ (US); Donald J. Barnickel, Flemington, NJ (US); and Thomas M. Willis, III, Tinton Falls, NJ (US)
Assigned to AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., Atlanta, GA (US)
Filed by AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., Atlanta, GA (US)
Filed on Oct. 23, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/168,115.
Application 16/168,115 is a continuation of application No. 15/179,339, filed on Jun. 10, 2016, granted, now 10,154,493.
Application 15/179,339 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/729,191, filed on Jun. 3, 2015, granted, now 9,912,381, issued on Mar. 6, 2018.
Prior Publication US 2019/0059088 A1, Feb. 21, 2019
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04B 3/54 (2006.01); H04W 72/04 (2009.01); H04L 5/00 (2006.01); H04B 7/022 (2017.01); H04Q 11/04 (2006.01); H04W 88/08 (2009.01); H04B 7/024 (2017.01); H02J 13/00 (2006.01); H04B 3/52 (2006.01)
CPC H04W 72/0453 (2013.01) [H04B 7/022 (2013.01); H04B 7/024 (2013.01); H04L 5/0048 (2013.01); H04Q 11/0421 (2013.01); H04W 88/085 (2013.01); H02J 13/002 (2013.01); H04B 3/52 (2013.01); H04B 3/54 (2013.01); H04Q 2213/13098 (2013.01); Y02E 60/7815 (2013.01); Y02E 60/7892 (2013.01); Y04S 40/121 (2013.01); Y04S 40/146 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
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1. A network termination comprising:
a first interface configured to receive first data from a communication network and to send second data to the communication network;
a channel modulator configured to modulate, by a first physical layer processing, the first data into first channel signals, the first physical layer processing formatting the first channel signals in accordance with a wireless standard communication protocol that is compatible with direct wireless connectivity to wireless devices via antennas of a distributed antenna system without requiring either an analog to digital conversion or a digital to analog conversion by a plurality of repeaters of the distributed antenna system, the formatting of the first channel signals further corresponding to first frequency channels of a guided wave communication system enabling the plurality of repeaters of the distributed antenna system to receive and repeat the first channel signals in a spectral segment of the distributed antenna system via a reference signal that reduces a phase error in conversion of the first channel signals from the spectral segment to the first frequency channels;
a second interface, coupled to a fiber optic link, configured to send the first channel signals formatted in accordance with the wireless standard communication protocol over the fiber optic link to the guided wave communication system and to receive second channel signals formatted in accordance with the wireless standard communication protocol via the fiber optic link, the second channel signals corresponding to second frequency channels from the guided wave communication system conveyed via a second guided electromagnetic wave; and
a channel demodulator configured to demodulate, by a second physical layer processing, the second channel signals in accordance with the wireless standard communication protocol into the second data.