Even while telecom carriers are still installing 40G DWDM optical links in their networks, service providers already have their collective eyes on the prize that is 100G optical networking. Search around and it’s easy to find theoretical white papers and product descriptions for 100G vendors, information on preliminary trials, and the like. But how about the real nuts and bolts on a technology that will cost a lot to deploy, yet a real market for it may take years to develop.
Who better to bring rational thought, projections and analysis to the subject than optical networking expert Dr. Ray Mota, managing partner of ACG Research. In his new, three-part expert lesson on 100G DWDM optical networking transport, Mota discusses 100G systems requirements, the history of 100G development and the technologies that will enable it. Along the way, he looks at standards development, the challenges of performance trials and where he sees the market going.
Don’t miss any of this must-read guide on 100G DWDM development: