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A rede GÉANT e as tendências de desenvolvimento das novas redes de comunicação em fibra óptica [The GÉANT network and development trends of new communication networks over fiber optics]

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  • Tiago Araújo

    () (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia)

  • Jorge Costa

    () (IET, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia)

  • André Gonçalves

    () (IET, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia)

  • Ivo Rodrigues

    () (IET, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia)

Abstract

In this paper we will present the last generation of fiber optics communication networks. We introduce the main concepts related to the fiber optics, and then we show the results of the research made about the chosen case study: GÉANT – the European network to share scientific data. We focus on the network components, it structure and functionality, and also the benefits that it brought, not only in terms of technology, but also the ones related to social sciences. In the end, we do a brief comparison between GÉANT and the other similar networks around the world, and we contextualize GÉANT in Portugal, from its partners to the network topology. The reader in the end will have a general idea of the fiber optics technology, and will know the benefits of this technology to a network so important as GÉANT.

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  • Tiago Araújo & Jorge Costa & André Gonçalves & Ivo Rodrigues, 2010. "A rede GÉANT e as tendências de desenvolvimento das novas redes de comunicação em fibra óptica [The GÉANT network and development trends of new communication networks over fiber optics]," IET Working Papers Series 02/2010, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, IET/CICS.NOVA-Interdisciplinary Centre on Social Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology.
  • Handle: RePEc:ieu:wpaper:22
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    Keywords

    fiber optics; dark fiber; GÉANT; networks; data share; Portugal;

    JEL classification:

    • O32 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
    • O38 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Government Policy

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