In a previous viewpoint we assessed the evolution of 5G wireless standards and industry expectations for the incremental deployment of 5G infrastructure in the years ahead. Continued forward progress on these fronts brings us ever closer toward a future of breakthrough bandwidth capacity and data delivery speeds.
MACOM has introduced the MAOT-025402 CWDM4 transmitter optical sub-assembly as a part of its laser-integrated silicon photonic integrated circuit (L-PIC) solution for 100Gb/s CWDM4.
In this viewpoint, we offer some predictions for the optical networking domain in 2018, with a special focus on hyperscale data centers, where the pace of innovation is hitting breakthrough strides.
100G optimization and deployment
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Macom Technology Solutions has announced what it believes is the industry’s first and only complete chipset for 10Gb/s passive optical network (PON) applications.
The availability of all products from the same supplier will accelerate the deployment of 10G PON systems by make it easier and more cost-effective for customers to integrate the various parts when designing and building optical line terminal (OLT) and optical network unit (ONU) equipment.
Macom Technology Solutions has unveiled what it claims is the industry’s first complete 100G single lambda solution for cloud data centre optical interconnects that promises unprecedented system density at even lower cost per bit.
The availability of a complete set of products from a single supplier will enable customers to quickly and easily integrate those components, and get to market faster with the next-generation of 100G interconnects.
The demand by Cloud Data Centers for faster data delivery speeds at cost-effective prices is growing rapidly. Higher speeds are necessary for Cloud Data Centers to process the current explosion in traffic. Mobile and video use drove data center traffic to 4.7 zettabytes (ZB), or almost five trillion gigabytes (GB), in 2015, and Cloud traffic will hit 14.1ZB in 2020. Cisco predicts that in 2020, 92 percent of Data Center bandwidth will be used by cloud data workloads rather than traditional workloads.
The insatiable global demand for data and computing resources is driving an ever-accelerating proliferation of cloud data center infrastructure. To keep pace with this demand, it’s estimated that cloud service providers daily deploy enough new server and networking capacity to onboard a Fortune 500 enterprise. New data center build outs continue unabated, with facility footprints so large that they’re commonly measured in football fields. This aggressive build out activity will augment existing data center infrastructure that’s already massive in scale.
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Cost and compatibility can make a compelling case for pushing 100Gb/s bandwidth over a single optical channel, both as individual links and supporting 400Gb/s Ethernet, finds Andy Extance
Robin Mersh takes a look at how the industry is creating next-generation optical access fit for 5G
Technological advances to aid the increasing demand for bandwidth, on the path towards the terabit network, should lead to optical signals that are flexible and adaptive, like water, argues Dr Maxim Kuschnerov