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Fibre optic communications: past, present and future

B. M. Lacquet
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 19, No 3/4 | a748 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v19i3/4.748 | © 2000 B. M. Lacquet | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 15 July 2000 | Published: 15 July 2000

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B. M. Lacquet,, South Africa

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Abstract

The exponential increase in the use of the Internet and the consequent growing need for higher bandwidth demand that the telecommu­nications industry expand the laid networks at a much faster rate. Optical fibre is the only transmission medium that has the potential of unlimited bandwidth and the ability to handle very high data rates.

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