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Communications Via Undersea Cables: Present And Future
Author(s): D. K. Paul
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Paper Abstract

Advances in fiber optic technology in the past few years have firmly established the superiority of optical fiber to coaxial cables, particularly for large-capacity, long-haul transmission systems. Recently, several undersea fiber optic cable systems have been proposed by both common and noncommon carriers. This paper addresses the techno-economic implications of these applications, and includes a brief review of the current status of undersea cable technology and a projection of future demand and capabilities. The prospects for using high-speed, multifiber undersea cable systems for international communications, extension of these systems through fiber optic terrestrial distribution, and future developmental trends are critically assessed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 1985
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 0559, Fiber Optics: Short-Haul and Long-Haul Measurements and Applications III, (19 November 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.949586
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D. K. Paul, COMSAT Laboratories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0559:
Fiber Optics: Short-Haul and Long-Haul Measurements and Applications III
Robert L. Galawa, Editor(s)

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