Bend Insensitive Multimode Fiber Adds Little Value to Enterprise Network Performance

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Executive Summary

Bend Insensitive Multimode Fiber (BIMMF) has been in the "news" a lot recently and many are now wondering if there is a need for this new product type. A look at the performance requirements of systems today shows that reduced bend sensitivity has only marginal impact on the performance of a typical enterprise network. After quickly reviewing the history of bend insensitive fibers, the authors can focus on system performance to see why there is no rush to add a special bend insensitive product into the enterprise space.

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