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Control of an optical network by a commercial PABX

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3 Author(s)
Reeve, M.H. ; British Telecom Research Laboratories, Ipswich, UK ; Allwood, A.R. ; Cretch, P.P.

Using a commercial private automatic branch exchange (PABX) to control an optical network removes the need for expensive software development, while retaining a wideband switched network having the full transmission properties of the single-mode fibre. The letter describes the experimental realisation of such a concept.

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Electronics Letters  (Volume:22 ,  Issue: 11 )