Forget 100G. How about some of that 640G, or even 1T (that would be "terabit")? No sooner have we gotten used to the idea of 100 Gbps Ethernet networks-which aren't even broadly available yet, by the way-than someone has gone and developed an optical chip capable of fully exploiting 640 Gbps transmissions, and which could encourage the reach for terabit Ethernet speeds. The chip, discussed in a Network World post that credits an upcoming Optical Express article, uses a super-small receiver waveguide that more efficiently sorts through multiple wavelengths of signals multiplexed at the sending end.
- Network World has this story
Carriers are seeing the need for 100G
100G tests were frequent during 2008
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