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ROC's island-wide fiber infrastructure: architectures, services, technologies, opportunities, and challenge
Author(s): Chi-Chang Chen; Song-Yueh Gao; Wann-Lii Jang; Beeshow Ju; K-S Lin; Steve Ching-Hsia Lin; Young Liu; Bing-Chang Peng; Chia-Shen Sun; Kou-Tan Wu
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Paper Abstract

The advent of cost-effective fiberoptics technology has made ubiquitous broadband services, e.g. Broadband-ISDN (B-ISDN), a tomorrow's reality. Even today, large business customers are demanding services for high-speed data transfer and video communications which can only be economically provided with optical fiber. The "cost parity" of fiber with copper is getting very close, and in many instances fiber has proven to be more cost effective. Optical communications technologies have matured, and cost-effective deployment of fiber-based infrastructures for communication services and applications is technically feasible. Successful field trials [1] have been conducted in many piaces including the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Republic of China (ROC). All new installations, especially in telecommunication-developing countries, have considered using fiber. For examples, Germany is planning an Fiber-To-The-Curb (FTFC) based telephony system for 10 million subscribers in the eastern Gennany. Thailand is installing an FTI'C based telephony system for 2 million subscribers in Bangkok. Singapore has announced to complete its fiber-based infrastructure by 2005. Many telecommunication-developed countries, due to slow growth rates, have set 2015 as the target time frame for completing their fiber-based infrastructures. ROC needs an Island-Wide Fiber Infrastructure (IWFI) to become an information state and be competitive in the global environment. The establishment of the IWFI in Taiwan is of the greatest urgency and importance to ensure an adequate platform to support ROC's communication needs in the remaining decade and the early next century.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 October 1992
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1817, Optical Communications, (28 October 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.131343
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Chi-Chang Chen, Industrial Technology Research Institute (Taiwan)
Song-Yueh Gao, Industrial Technology Research Institute (Taiwan)
Wann-Lii Jang, Industrial Technology Research Institute (Taiwan)
Beeshow Ju, Industrial Technology Research Institute (Taiwan)
K-S Lin, Industrial Technology Research Institute (Taiwan)
Steve Ching-Hsia Lin, Industrial Technology Research Institute (Taiwan)
Young Liu, Industrial Technology Research Institute (Taiwan)
Bing-Chang Peng, Industrial Technology Research Institute (Taiwan)
Chia-Shen Sun, Industrial Technology Research Institute (Taiwan)
Kou-Tan Wu, Industrial Technology Research Institute (Taiwan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1817:
Optical Communications
Bor-Uei Chen; Steven S. Cheng, Editor(s)

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