Plastic Optical Fiber Applications

Plastic Optical Fiber Applications

Spiros Louvros (COSMOTE S.A., Greece), Athanassios C. Iossifides (COSMOTE S.A., Greece), Dimitrios Karaboulas (University of Patras, Greece) and Stavros A. Kotsopoulos (University of Patras, Greece)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-561-0.ch117
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Abstract

Nowadays cabling based on symmetrical copper cables is dominant in almost all telecom applications; glass fibers predominate in long-distance networks. Whereas just a few years ago l0-Mbit/s Ethernet (l0BaseT) had the main share of interfaces in star or tree structures, today’s pure star networks are predominantly set up on the basis of 100-Mbit/s connections.

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