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Optical networking: status update
Author(s): Tarek S. El-Bawab
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Paper Abstract

Optical networking attracted a lot of interest in the telecommunication industry during the late 1990s. This interest has weakened since the downturn of this industry in 2000-2001 and throughout the post bubble years. Today, there are signs that optical networking is coming back. In this paper, we examine the current status of optical networking and switching, in terms of deployment in communication networks. We provide a status update in the telecommunication and cable industries. We also discuss today's trend toward relying on optical networks in advanced research and education (R&E) networking initiatives.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 October 2006
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6388, Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for Networking V, 638807 (2 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.674530
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Tarek S. El-Bawab, Jackson State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6388:
Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for Networking V
Benjamin B. Dingel; Ken-ichi Sato; Werner Weiershausen; Achyut K. Dutta, Editor(s)

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