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It is expected that new developments, particularly in the area of fibre optical communications, will not only be the cornerstone of the modernisation of the telecommunications networks, but will also play a significant role in the establishment of far reaching new service opportunities. The introduction of optical fibres as the transmission medium is not a case of technology innovation for its own sake. The possibility of integration of a range of services over a unique fibre connection is of great economic importance for both users and service providers. Although the commercial feasibility of fibre connections to large business users is now well established, further experimentation with different technical options is still necessary. This publication comprises papers presented at a workshop, held in Brussels in 1991, and includes discussions of user requirements, opportunities and risks relating to the development of fibre based advanced communication services.

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Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1991) 186 pp.
Availability: Available from the RACE Programme Office, CEC/DG XIII, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
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