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19 November 1985 Communications Via Undersea Cables: Present And Future
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Advances in fiber optic technology in the past few years have firmly established the superiority of optical fiber to coaxial cables, particularly for large-capacity, long-haul transmission systems. Recently, several undersea fiber optic cable systems have been proposed by both common and noncommon carriers. This paper addresses the techno-economic implications of these applications, and includes a brief review of the current status of undersea cable technology and a projection of future demand and capabilities. The prospects for using high-speed, multifiber undersea cable systems for international communications, extension of these systems through fiber optic terrestrial distribution, and future developmental trends are critically assessed.
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D. K. Paul "Communications Via Undersea Cables: Present And Future", Proc. SPIE 0559, Fiber Optics: Short-Haul and Long-Haul Measurements and Applications III, (19 November 1985);

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