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June 2015

Reality Check on 100G Metro Networks

By Casimer DeCausitus | Posted: 29 June 2015

One of the hot topics at this year’s OFC annual meeting was the impact of 100 Gbit/s data rates on metro and long haul networks.  OFC ran a panel discussion sponsored by the IEEE Photonics Society, IEEE Communications Society, and OSA to consider how current market dynamics, combined with shifting traffic patterns in the MAN and WAN, would impact ongoing efforts to grow 100G installations.  While some people have claimed 2015 may be the year that metro 100G takes off, others have questioned whether 100G really solves any meaningful problems in the MAN.

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