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Integrated CATV/Telco network for switched broadband services
Author(s): Charles A. Merk; Louis P. Corvo; Fred Snijders
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Paper Abstract

Active Optical Networks that implement a logical star topology, provide an economic way to introduce Fiber In The Loop. This network type is matched to 'service scenarios' with switched (interactive) digital video as the main revenue generating network service. These broadband services can easily be integrated with narrow-band communication services due to (de)multiplexer functionality in the network modes. Broadband scenarios of this kind will become a reality in the near future in the wake of the massive effort (especially in the USA) put in the development of high-quality, low-bit-rate digital video systems. In addition, FITL service scenarios provide business opportunities not only for the telcos but also for CATV operators.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 February 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1786, Fiber Networks for Voice, Video, and Multimedia Services, (2 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.139294
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Charles A. Merk, Philips Broadband Networks, Inc. (United States)
Louis P. Corvo, Philips Broadband Networks, Inc. (United States)
Fred Snijders, Philips Research Labs. (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1786:
Fiber Networks for Voice, Video, and Multimedia Services
Aleksander T. Futro; Lynn D. Hutcheson; Howard L. Lemberg, Editor(s)

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