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Challenges of next-generation network: ubiquitous opticalization
Author(s): John Fee
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Paper Abstract

With Internet traffic doubling every nine months, demand will only increase pressure to deliver all-optical networking (see Figure 1. Network Life Cycle (Yesterday)). Every technology lifetime follows the typical introduction, deployment, and obsolescence. Presently, optical transport technology, growing tenfold each year, is outpacing microprocessor technology. This has allowed optical technology performance to exceed Moore's Law, which assumed microprocessor speed would double every eighteen months.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 October 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4584, Optical Network Design and Management, (17 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.445143
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John Fee, WorldCom, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4584:
Optical Network Design and Management
Xiaomin Ren; Tomonori Aoyama, Editor(s)

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