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CWDM: A Low-Cost Alternative for Increased Capacity

In metro and enterprise access networks, coarse wavelength division multiplexing technology promises to extend the life of network equipment by adding inexpensive capacity where it is needed most.

Jenkin A. Richard

Cost savings realized in deploying coarse wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM) systems have helped this transport architecture gain acceptance as a viable alternative to dense WDM (DWDM) in short-haul metro-area and enterprise networks. As CWDM evolves technically, its advantages over DWDM will...Read full article

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