ECOC 2022 – Fracturing of the 400ZR Market

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II-VI and ADVA announce a shakeup in the 100ZR market

These companies announced a collaboration on QSFP28 100ZR modules. This report is Cignal AI’s analysis of that announcement and its implications.

ROADM Deployments by Size and Technology

The Transport Application Report now includes ROADM & line system deployment data

OFC 2022 – Marketwatch State of the Industry

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Using 400ZR+ To Deploy IP over DWDM

Pluggable coherent deployments are underway. Learn how this powerful technology is transforming network architecture.

OFC 2022 – Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek of the hot topics of discussion at OFC 2022

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Beyond 400ZR – Expanding the Reach of Pluggable Coherent

Learn How High-Performance Coherent Pluggables Can Address a Broad Set of Network Applications

400ZR vs 800G – Classifying Coherent Technology

The historical classification of coherent optical technology (Gen1, Gen2, etc.) is no longer sufficient. Therefore, Cignal AI will now recognize and classify coherent DSP technology by its maximum baud rate and whether the DSP is optimized for Performance or Compact applications.

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OFC21: Marketwatch State of the Industry

Quick thoughts on equipment spending trends as well as a current view on the role of pluggable coherent modules.

GEN90P Coherent Trials and Deployments

Cignal AI continues to track announcements of 5th generation (800Gbps-capable, 90+ GBaud) optical trials and deployments.

The Growth of Compact Modular in APAC

Compact Modular sales (and hence disaggregation) have historically lagged in APAC versus the rest of the world, so APAC’s sudden and extraordinary growth over the past few quarters means that something has changed and deserves a closer look.

Webinar – How 400ZR Impacts Networks in 2021

Get ready for the 2021 rollout with commentary from Inphi, Arista, and Microsoft on evaluation results and plans for rolling out 400ZR in 2021.

Webinar – Open Optical Networking

Explore a New Era of open Transport Networking. Hear Infinera & Telefonica’s Perspective on defining and delivering open optical networking.

Nokia PSE-V Coherent Chipset

Overview and analysis of Nokia’s fifth generation of coherent DSPs, the PSE-Vs, and PSE-Vc.

COVID-19 Impact – 2020 Forecast Update

Cignal AI updated the 2020 optical and packet transport hardware forecast with our best estimates of the impact of COVID-19.

OFC 2020 Preview and Predictions

The Optical Fiber Communications Conference is the most significant industry trade and technical show for optical communications. In preparation for the event, Cignal AI has compiled a list of what to watch at OFC and what announcements to expect.

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Expanding Our Market Research to Include Packet Networks

Cignal AI invites you to attend an overview presentation about the expansion of Cignal AI’s optical hardware research to include comprehensive coverage of packet switching and routing in service provider transport networks.

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Webinar – Disaggregated Optical Networks

Forward-looking operators use disaggregation to build agile optical transport networks.

OIF 3Q19 Meeting Presentation

Andrew Schmitt gave a presentation on July 30th, 2019 during the Optical Internetworking Forum quarterly meeting. He was asked to give a brief overview of emerging pluggable coherent technologies and the opportunity this new market presents.

NGON 2019 Webinar: Disaggregation

Scott Wilkinson, Lead Analyst for Optical Hardware, recently moderated a discussion on “Disaggregation Strategies & Transport SDN” in advance of the NGON & DCI World conference in Nice. Scott…