Talk:Single-mode optical fiber
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"Currently, data rates of up to 10 Gigabits/second are possible at distances of over 60 km with commercially available transceivers"
Surely, we can do better than that? That's the capacity of a single OC-192, and my understanding is that many OC-192s can be run over a single fiber at different wavelengths. From the article on DWDM:
"The first WDM systems combined two signals and appeared around 1985. Modern systems can handle up to 160 signals and can expand a basic 10 Gbit/s fibre system to a theoretical total capacity of over 1.6 Tbit/s over a single fiber pair."
--Jsnow 23:23, 23 August 2005 (UTC)
Discussion of Connectors
Why does this article spend a lot of time giving information on connectors which is not specific to single-mode fibers? Perhaps these portions should be moved to the optical fiber article.- Winston Spencer (talk) 03:01, 8 July 2011 (UTC)
Apparent focus on TeleCom operator view only
As currently written, the article sounds like it is written entirely from the viewpoint, needs and standards of (US) telecom operators such as AT&T. Terminology, naming and even standards may be different in other relevant industries, such as the computer industry and the medical/photographic industry. Terms such as "outside plant", "customer premises" and references to Telcordia standards all seem to be from a Telecom viewpoint.
It may be a good idea to also describe this type of fiber-optic cabling as it is used outside telecom companies, e.g. for cabling in large computer installations. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 02:13, 4 July 2012 (UTC)