International Electrotechnical Vocabulary Chapter 731: Optical Fibre Communication
|Publication Date:||1 October 1991|
|ICS Code (Telecommunications. Audio and video engineering (Vocabularies)):||01.040.33|
|ICS Code (Fibre optic systems in general):||33.180.01|
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2) They have the form of recommendations for international use and they are accepted by the National Committees in that sense.
3) In order to promote international unification, the IEC expresses the wish that all National Committees should adopt the text of the IEC recommendation for their national rules in so far as national conditions will permit. Any divergence between the IEC recommendation and the corresponding national rules should, as far as possible, be clearly indicated in the latter.
Chapters of the International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV)
relating to telecommunications (chapters of the 700 series) have
been prepared by Joint Groups of experts from the Technical
Committees of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) -
International Consultative Radiocommunication Committee (C.C.I.R.),
International Consultative Telegraph and Telephone Committee
(C.C.I.T.T.) - and from the International Electrotechnical
Commission (IEC), Co-ordinated by the C.C.1.R.-C.C.1.T.T.-
The terms and definitions in these chapters are intended to promote a good understanding of telecommunications texts. They have been approved for publication by the IEC National Committees.
They have not received formal approval by the C.C.I.R. or C.C.I.T.T. Plenary Assemblies and do not replace definitions contained in C.C.I.R. or C.C.I.T.T. recommendations (or in the Radio Regulations, the International Telecommunication Regulations, or the International Telecommunication Constitution or Convention) which are to be used in their respective fields of application.
This International Standard has been prepared by a group of experts of the JCG under the responsibility of IEC Technical Committee No. 1 : Terminology. It forms chapter 731 of the International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV).
As in all IEV chapters, the terms and definitions have been written in four languages : French, English, Russian, Spanish table. and the terms in German, Italian, Dutch, Polish and Swedish are indicated.