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The Use Of Optical Interconnection Architectures In The Telephone Exchange Environment
Author(s): J Peacock; A J Cooper
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Paper Abstract

To meet the challenges of the future telecommunications networks will consist predominately of single-mode optical fibre systems. Playing a leading role in realizing the full potential of this developing network will be the central switching nodes including trunk and local exchanges. However, to date there has been little general investigation into the interconnection medium to be used within the exchange environments and therefore there is the possibility that the full benefits of the external optical networks and current equipment modernization will not be fully effective due to the restrictions of the copper pair and coaxial interconnection architectures used. The most evident limitations of copper interconnections are: physical size and weight, small bandwidth (when compared with fibre), restricted transmission distances, EMI and EMC problems, limited networking opportunities, inflexible termination technology, and crosstalk between adjacent connectors and cables etc.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1179, Fiber Networking and Telecommunications, (15 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963425
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J Peacock, British Telecom Research Laboratories (England)
A J Cooper, British Telecom Research Laboratories (England)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1179:
Fiber Networking and Telecommunications
Joseph Garodnick; Lynn D. Hutcheson; David A. Kahn, Editor(s)

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