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Optical communications shrinks the planet

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Twenty-some years ago, during the heady days of the dot-com bubble, the optical networking industry was scrambling to lace the globe with optical fiber components to meet an anticipated explosion in bandwidth demand. The arguably irrational exuberance and speculation during this time made the Optical Fiber Conference (OFC) the most dazzling industry trade show to attend for an ingenuous new editor — and dazzling in every sense of the word. OFC was both overwhelming and theatrical. The overwhelm came from its scale and scope, while the theater was provided by the methods exhibitors...Read full article

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