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Towards A General Integrated Broadband Optical Fiber Telecommunications Network In The Subscriber Area
Author(s): Manfred J. W. Lange
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Paper Abstract

After a short description of previous optical fiber tests within the city area of Berlin (West) the reasoning that led Deutsche Bundespost to the concept of the BIGFON systems test is explained. The requirements for and the basic architecture of a local broadband network are dealt with in some detail. The scope of solutions offered by the six BIGFON contractors is demonstrated by means of block diagrams of two rather different designs. Some information on the present status of the BIGFON project is given; in closing, questions of cost, introduction procedure and need for further research are discussed as well as the problem of broadband long distance connections.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 March 1984
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0403, Optical Fibers in Broadband Networks, Instrumentation, and Urban and Industrial Environments, (30 March 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.935587
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Manfred J. W. Lange, German Federal Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0403:
Optical Fibers in Broadband Networks, Instrumentation, and Urban and Industrial Environments

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