SPOTLIGHT: Evolution to 100 Gbps becomes clearer


Telephony reports in a post-mortem on last week's OFC/NFOEC event in San Diego that service providers and their vendors have reached an understanding about the evolution of 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps transport technologies, and that carriers are less likely to leap past the former and go right for the latter. That's not exactly the impression that Qwest Communications CTO Pieter Poll gave last week when he said at the show that 40 Gbps gear was still too expensive. But with 100 Gbps standards not due for another year or more, most telcos probably will continue to nudge 40 Gbps economics into a more comfortable range.

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