Development Concept of Integrated Fiber-Optic Subscriber Systems

Ichirou YAMASHITA  Ikutarou KOBAYASHI  Hiromichi SHINOHARA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E75-B   No.9   pp.818-824
Publication Date: 1992/09/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Issue on Fiber-Optic Subscriber Loop)
communication systems and transmission equipment,  optical communication,  

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Subscriber network opticalization is the key issue for the next generation network. Fiber-optic systems have been limited to mainly big business applications, so far. Massive opticalization including home and small business customers remains the ultimate goal. Opticalization of the subscriber network needs an enormous investment and a long construction period. In order to achieve smooth evolution towards B-ISDN, the subscriber network must be effectively opticalized well in advance of full B-ISDN deployment. This paper presents the development concept of optical subscriber network. It also describes the design concept and configuration of fiber-optic subscriber systems. Deployment strategies and the developing technologies for the future subscriber network are also addressed.