Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience; 1 edition (October 14, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.6 x 9.4 inches
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Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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This book discusses the current state of Fiber-to-the-Home. It discusses societal impacts, cost issues, protocol architectures, underlying technologies, and deployment.The book does a good job of discussing all of these aspects of FTTH, except for the underlying technologies. The author attempts to provide more than a rough overview of the underlying technologies (i.e., lasers, photodiodes, splitters/couplers, etc.). Unfortunately, it is best to either give a high level description of these components or delve deeply into the physics of the devices. In my opinion, there is no appropriate middle ground.A note on the writing in the book. The language in quite a few instances is a little awkward. The book is also full of typographic errors.My overall comment would be that this book provides valuable insight into the state of FTTH as of 2005.
The book ports to provide insight into the FTTH technologies and tries to address things at a very high level, however due to the technical inaccuracies in this book it is a very bad choice for people who wants to understand FTTH and some of its underlying technologies. Just as other reviews stated, the book is unfortunately riddled with typographical and grammatical errors (shame on the Editor at Wiley Publishers), which when combined with the technical flaws makes this book a very poor choice.
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