Ekinops announced the availability of a new pluggable module (PM_400FR05-C2A) in its optical transport system. This is another emerging trend where pluggable coherent optics are used instead of embedded optics in a traditional transponder shelf. This approach provides the customer with pay-as-you-grow functionality plus performance and supply chain flexibility. These transceivers will represent more than 20% of all 100G+ telecom bandwidth deployed in 2022, growing to 30% by 2024.
400G pluggable optics are revolutionizing the optical communications market by creating more flexible high-performance networks at lower cost for both data center and traditional telco operators. This performance and cost savings provide a compelling case for all network operators to consider pluggable coherent optics-based network designs, and deployments based on these modules will lead coherent bandwidth growth in optical networking for the next several years.— Scott Wilkinson, Lead Analyst for Optical Components at Cignal AI
Ekinops Announces Availability of New CFP2-based 400G Transport Solution