DT joins push toward 100G

Germany's Deutsche Telekom has dipped its toes into the 100 Gbps end of the pool, following several other carrier trials by the likes of Verizon Communications, AT&T and others. The incumbent telco in Germany announced that it completed a successful field trial of 100G using equipment from Ericsson, a test that was part of a broader 100G development project involving more than 30 other companies. The systems used in the trial, according to Light Reading Europe, was the MHL 3000 WDM platform, which Ericsson owns as a result of the long-ago acquisition of Marconi.

DT is likely to pursue additional trials as the year rolls on. 100G, one of the hottest topics of last year as the industry debated the near-term need for the technology, should again be at the center of many discussions, tests and strategic plans this year as carriers get ready to deploy commercially. More 100G news is expected to emerge from the OFC/NFOEC event next week in San Diego, so stay tuned.    

For more:
- Light Reading Europe has this report

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