(Communications) – The properties of light offer several advantages over electricity for communications. It is uperior in terms of spead, capacity, and distance, but other factors like cabling and equipment costs limit its universal adoption. With the advent of fiber optics, optical communication technologies have been steadily replacing network infrastructure (with al major backhaul links and intercontinental undersea cables being fiber optic).

Optical was last modified: February 1st, 2017 by James Piedra