The Hidden Benefits of Optical Transparency

Cochrane, P. and Heckingbottom, R. and Heatley, C. (1994) The Hidden Benefits of Optical Transparency. IEEE Communications Magazine, 32 (9). pp. 90-97. ISSN 0163-6804. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The optical fiber amplifier will bring about network transparency and reductions in manning levels, interface problems, software and operating costs, while improving reliability and performance. It is in the area of economics that optical transparency affords a unique opportunity. What is generally not recognized is that there is a raft of hidden benefits, specifically: major reductions in interface technology, network control, and management software; reliability improvements; and reductions in the number of switching sites and craft people. System and network operating costs that are a small (even trivial) fraction of that today look certain to be realized.<>

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > Centre for Music Technology
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2009 16:22
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2014 09:04
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