Although almost unlimited capacity is available on fiber, the technology is only acceptable for transmission if it also meets cost and reliability requirements. Fiber has already proved itself in submarine and core network applications. The aim of this theme is to show how the cost of the technology and its installation can be reduced to a level which is affordable to us as end users so that we can all benefit from new services on a reliable network with capacity for the future.
Plenary Session Characterization of Fiber, Cable and Components WDM and Photonic Networks I WDM and Photonic Networks II Passive Devices CDMA LANs
Optical Switching I Optical Switching II Active Devices Active Devices and Packaging External Plant-Reliability and Deployment Customer Premises Cabling and Deployment Poster Session