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Communications Magazine, IEEE

Issue 12 • Date Dec. 1994

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  • The potential of photonic networks

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 23 - 27
    Cited by:  Papers (8)
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    Simple and flexible photonic networks will provide the basic technologies for the telecommunication networks of the 21st century, broadband-ISDN, and fiber-to-the-home. It is recognized that SDH and ATM systems have much difficulty increasing the throughput by electrical signal processing technologies, such as signal processing speed, latency, and so on. Photonic networks have the potential to sol... View full abstract»

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  • Multi-wavelength transport networks

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 28 - 35
    Cited by:  Papers (9)  |  Patents (10)
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    Optical networking is attracting a large amount of interest, particularly for local access and increasingly for long-haul, or core, network applications. However, optical networks are essentially analog, and with this return to analog transmission there are a number of issues that need to be understood and overcome if the concept of an optical transport layer is to become a reality. The Multi-Wave... View full abstract»

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  • The scalable lightwave network

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 36 - 42
    Cited by:  Papers (20)  |  Patents (7)
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    In principle, an optical network employing wavelength routing, wavelength reuse, and multihop packet switching is modularly scalable to very large configurations in both the hardware and software sense. As such, it is a viable architecture for a new ATM-based telecommunications infrastructure The network architecture considered for a new, scalable, broadband telecommunications infrastructure is ba... View full abstract»

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  • Toward customer-usable all-optical networks

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 44 - 49
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    Although all-optical networks were being thought about almost ten years ago, until recently it would have been premature to talk about such networks as being truly usable. Now, ways of removing most of the roadblocks to practicality have come clearly into view. It is generally agreed that time-division packet switching in the form of asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) is likely to constitute the nex... View full abstract»

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  • Optical local area network technologies

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 50 - 54
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    To utilize the large bandwidth of optical fiber, optical LANs must employ architectures that fundamentally differ from current single-channel LAN architectures. With computer processor speeds continuing to grow exponentially and multimedia applications growing even faster, there is a strong need for higher-speed local area networks (LANs) that can handle the traffic generated by tomorrow's LAN use... View full abstract»

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  • Optical time division multiplexing: systems and networks

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 56 - 62
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    The recent advances in optical time division multiplexed (OTDM) systems and components research show the technique to be highly suited to the generation and transmission of high capacity data on a single optical carrier. This approach uses a single wavelength to carry capacities of at least 40 Gb/s. Such systems are based on a clock frequency and tributary data rates which are easily accessible us... View full abstract»

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  • The case for a deregulated free market telecommunications industry

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 63 - 70
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    Given today's technology and the history of telephony and public regulation, there is no reason for any part of the telecommunications industry to be owned by a government-enforced, publicly regulated, private monopoly telephone firm. Many individuals supporting the public utility paradigm for telecommunications do so on the basis that if telecommunications were left at the whims of the free marke... View full abstract»

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  • PLATyPus: experimenting with TINA

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 72 - 79
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    Presents some of the basic Telecommunications Information Networking Architecture (TINA) concepts and discusses the platform for TINA Prototyping (PLATyPus), an experimental implementation of TINA. TINA will provide a framework for telecommunications software in the future and is currently being specified by the TINA Consortium (TINA-C). This article covers the basic concepts underlying TINA, the ... View full abstract»

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