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Gartner: Fiber capacity will quadruple by 2005

The standard implements new technology to compensate for polarization mode dispersion, a signal distortion problem that typically accompanies higher data rates. Optical networks should experience a four-fold bandwidth increase (from 10 Gbps to 40 Gbps) at just 2.

The standard implements new technology to compensate for polarization mode dispersion, a signal distortion problem that typically accompanies higher data rates. Optical networks should experience a four-fold bandwidth increase (from 10 Gbps to 40 Gbps) at just 2.5 times the cost