Optical Switching and Networking Handbook
*Bestselling author Regis ""Bud"" Bates utilizes a market-driven, ""business needs"" approach to optical communications
*Provides a concise analysis of systems and options without being overly technical and translates complicated jargon into clear business terms
*Includes applications and implementation of technologies, regulatory and standards developments, product photos and descriptions, generic pricing, and business models"
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