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Technology - Infrastructure - Last Mile 11 - Free Space Optical

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Last updated: 2 Aug 2006 Update History

Report Status: Archived

Report Pages: 11

Analyst: Robin Whittle

Synopsis

Free Space Optical laser links between buildings over short distances provide very high data rates at low costs relative to a fibre link. We discuss the FSO technologies, backup systems operating at 2.5, 5 and 60GHz, security, problems of rain, fog, sunshine, scintillation, eye safety and other practical considerations of siting optical equipment on the top of buildings and between buildings via windows.

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