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A Comparison Of Satellite And Fiber Optic Communications

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Conference

2008 Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Publication Date

June 22, 2008

Start Date

June 22, 2008

End Date

June 25, 2008

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

International Division Poster Session

Tagged Division

International

Page Count

2

Page Numbers

13.21.1 - 13.21.2

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https://peer.asee.org/3619

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720

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Stephen Frempong State University of New York

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A Comparison of Satellite and Fiber Optic Communications (The industry, market, future trends, and technology)

Abstract

This paper is to compare fiber optics and satellite communications. It begins with a brief history of fiber and satellite communications, followed by a technical discussion of the two types of communications media, focusing on their relative advantages and disadvantages, industry, market, technology and future trends.

On the political front, this paper looks at the United States legislation to speed up fiber connectivity in the disadvantaged areas of this country. On the international front, the paper examines fiber network developments from the Middle East to the Far East, and to Africa. Other topics covered in this paper are: Types of Satellites (GEO, MEO, LEO), Satellite Services, Frequency Allocations, Frequency Band Designations, Satellite Launching, Licensing, Properties of Satellite, Economic of Satellite, Media Summary, Satellite Market Survey, Optical Market in Asia, Reliability of Satellite, Satellite Launch Coast, Spacecraft Designations and Launch Dates, Future Global Satellite Market, Worldwide Successful Space Launches, and Existing and Planned Transoceanic Fiber Cables.

This paper is based on a book that I wrote about three years ago published by www.XanEdu.edu (ISBN# 1-59399-033-0).

Frempong, S. (2008, June), A Comparison Of Satellite And Fiber Optic Communications Paper presented at 2008 Annual Conference & Exposition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. https://peer.asee.org/3619

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