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Chapter 19:
System and Optical Networking Concepts
The fiber-optic components described in earlier chapters are assembled into systems to provide communication services. This chapter takes a closer look at basic system concepts that were introduced in Chapter 3. To understand telecommunications systems and the emerging optical network, you need to learn both the specifics of how fiber-optic systems transmit signals and the tasks these systems perform. This chapter is the first of several that will teach you about optical networks and the services they provide.
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