Innovative Use of 400G ZR+ Reshapes Optical Network Economics

Monday, 07 June 04:30 – 05:00

Ribbon: Contrary to some opinions, a distinct all-optical transport layer transiting CDC ROADMs will be with us for some time to come. However, the technology driving the wavelengths over this network will change. No longer will we need expensive embedded technologies. Instead, by using a new generation of 400G ZR+ pluggables in a CFP2 DCO form factor in an innovative way, we show how to transport 100GbE clients and growing 400GbE clients further at lower cost.