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Preliminary Economic Analysis And Design Guidelines For A Double Star Broadband Fiber Optic Subscriber Loop Network
Author(s): Nasser Sharabianlou; Stanley Chum
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Paper Abstract

At the present time the copper twisted pair is limited in its transmission capabilities. In the long term it seems likely that the local loop will make greater use of fiber optic technology with the anticipated increase in the user demand for simultaneous transmission of high quality video, voice and high speed data. The current copper loop network is based on the star and double star configuration. This particular structure is familiar to the operating companies, and consequently deploying fiber in this configuration will allow for easier engineering, installation, operations, maintenance, records and administration. This paper reports on our preliminary analysis of providing fiber access to the subscriber directly from a central office or from an optically fed remote terminal. The focus is on the selection of the optimum location for the remote terminal based on the service requirements and economics under various scenarios.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0841, Fiber Optic Networks and Coherent Technology in Fiber Optic Systems II, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.967572
Show Author Affiliations
Nasser Sharabianlou, Pacific Bell (United States)
Stanley Chum, Pacific Bell (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0841:
Fiber Optic Networks and Coherent Technology in Fiber Optic Systems II
John D. Chipman; Harish R. Sunak, Editor(s)

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