communication question: what does 'number of spans' mean?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by u-will-neva-no, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. u-will-neva-no

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    Hey,

    I have a circuit diagram which denotes N as the number of spans. The length of the optical fiber is 80km so is there a link between distance and number of spans? Does span mean number of turns in the wire?

    This is communications terminology and have not been able to find a definition of it so far...

    Thanks!
     
  2. bertus

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