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IS-2005:20: Optical Wireless: Secure High-Capacity Bridging
Today's economy depends on the transmission of data, voice and multimedia across telecommunication networks. Optical networks represent the ideal medium for high-bandwidth communications. There are two distinct types of optical communications: fiber optics and optical wireless based on Free-Space Optics (FSO) technology. This paper from LightPointe outlines how optical wireless complements fiber optics in metro networks and local area networks (LANs) to meet projected bandwidth needs with considerably less expense and faster deployment.