Smartoptics is a small but rapidly growing company riding the wave of open networking, disaggregation, and IP-over-DWDM.
Introduces a new, high capacity aggregation router to address emerging metro requirements.
Understanding the next wave of 100Gbps and 200Gbps PAM4-based modules
Big news coming next year on 1.6T client optics, 200GBaud technology, and a bevy of new coherent DSPs
Cisco Packet Optical Networking Conference advanced the RON strategy.
These companies announced a collaboration on QSFP28 100ZR modules. This report is Cignal AI’s analysis of that announcement and its implications.
Cignal AI revisits our Coherent Pricing Trends report from 2019 and provides an update based on recent technology advances.
Cignal AI has updated forecasts for coherent ports in the Transport Applications Report.
The Transport Application Report now includes ROADM & line system deployment data
How will the adoption of 400ZR and ZR+ pluggable coherent modules impact Metro WDM equipment spending?
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.
Development moves past 90+ GBaud directly to 120+
Nearly 5 years after the project’s inception, AT&T disclosed it has deployed OpenROADM-based networks across a dozen US metros.
After years of anticipation, 400G pluggable digital coherent optics (DCO) will finally achieve general availability and initial deployment in 2021.
Quick thoughts on equipment spending trends as well as a current view on the role of pluggable coherent modules.
Several vendors are shipping 800Gbps capable coherent optical solutions, and now the industry must consider the next steps in development.