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Telecom carriers actively pursue passive optical networks

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As optical networking has become more affordable, it has moved from the network backbone to wide and metropolitan area networks and then to the local loop. To take advantage of this, telecommunications providers have begun experimenting with various fiber-based technologies to find ones that offer high performance at low cost. One of the leading candidates has been touted for years as the wave of the future: passive optical networks.

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Computer  (Volume:38 ,  Issue: 2 )