The arrival of fiber optical cable upon the communications scene is recognized as a practical reality. The advantages of optical fiber cables for CATV Trunk application are weighed against conventional coaxial cables for transporting multiple Television Channels.
Available optical fiber constructions are discussed. Their use in CATV Trunk application is described and the advantages are outlined.
Availability of terminal devices to produce a "live" working trunk line is considered and the economic impact of the "in-place" working system is noted.