Global cable deployment reached $24.4 billion in 2000, according to a report from ElectroniCast

February 15, 2001

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SAN MATEO, Calif. -- According to the most recent optical communication cable study from ElectroniCast, optical fiber will continue to play a critical role in communication network expansion. The optical fiber manufacturing process has evolved to accommodate the exponential increase in data carrying capacity since fiber’s introduction. Optimized for various performance requirements, a new generation of fiber is now being introduced approximately every two years to keep pace with the transmission speed of newer optical networking equipment requirements.

“Current generations of fibers are capable of transmitting 80 channels at 10 Gbps per channel with 50 GHz channel spacing over moderate distances. Closer channel spacing, more capacity over longer distances (> 1000 km) without regeneration will be typical of future generation fibers. The capacity demand explosion is fueling significant increases in fiber production capacity,” according to ElectroniCast Senior Analyst Ms. Saba Hailu.

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