Qwest Communications CTO Pieter Poll said in a speech at OFC/NFOEC in San Diego that Qwest is seeing obvious 40 Gbps demand, but that 40 Gbps implementation costs are still too high. Could that mean a jump to 100 Gbps transport? "We'd like telecom technologies to continue to track enterprise technologies in powers of ten," Poll said.
The big challenge there is that 100 Gbps transport gear may not be commercially ready until at least 2010, but perhaps Qwest and other carriers can give vendors the nudge and the vote of confidence necessary to roll it out earlier.
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