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May 19, 1988

L M ERICSSON CLAIMS TO BE CLOSE TO A VIABLE OPTICAL SWITCH

By CBR Staff Writer

L M Ericsson AB of Stockholm claims to be a step closer to the development a commercially viable optical switch. Researchers in Stockholm have developed a new integrated optical switching device that can be interfaced directly to to standard single mode optical fibres. The switch architecture also means that it can be used as a broadcast switch. Optical switching offers virtually unlimited bandwidth for applications like colour video, making it the key to full-scale Integrated Services Digital Networking.

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