Effect Photonics published a note discussing the ongoing development of a supply chain for optics and DSP silicon designed for QSFP28 100G coherent modules. The note mentioned Cignal AI’s recent 100ZR report (see 100ZR: Coherent at the Network Edge) and added some commentary from Scott Wilkinson.
The access market needs a simple, pluggable, low-cost upgrade to the 10G DWDM optics that it has been using for years. 100ZR is that upgrade. As access networks migrate from 1G solutions to 10G solutions, 100ZR will be a critical enabling technology.”Scott Wilkinson, Lead Analyst for Optical Components