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New Topologies And System Architectures For Integrated Broadband Networks With Optical Fibres
Author(s): Amar M. Ali
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Paper Abstract

A number of new configurations for integrated broadband networks (IBN), using optical fibres and providing a wide range of digital communication services to commercial as well as private subscribers, is presented. These configurations are characterized by the fact that a single optical fibre is used to carry subscriber-assigned information simultaneously to a group of subscribers. Such an assignment is carried out using a combination of electrical as well as optical multiplexing techniques. This sharing of single optical fibres results in a tangible saving in the total system hardware cost per subscriber, which is an important prerequisite for the wide-spread introduction of optical fibres in the subscriber loop area.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 1986
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0585, Fiber Optic Broadband Networks, (6 July 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.966546
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Amar M. Ali, Standard Elektrik Lorenz AG (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0585:
Fiber Optic Broadband Networks
Robert Boirat, Editor(s)

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