Building Efficient and Cost Effective 100G Optical Transport Networks

Building Efficient and Cost Effective 100G Optical Transport Networks

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Network operators are in the process of migrating from 10Gbps transport networks to 100Gbps, as high bandwidth applications gather momentum. But bandwidth isn’t the only concern and operators are looking to balance the benefits of 100Gbps deployment with other concerns, including ecological footprint and technical efficiency.

This webinar from Intelligence and Cisco presents the findings of a survey carried out in October that polled the industry on the drivers for deployment and the impact that operators believe the technology will have on key elements of their business, including cloud services, data centre management and the explosive demand for video.

Watch now to learn which facets of 100Gbps solutions—factors such as reach, energy efficiency and the ability to re-use existing infrastructure—are most important to operators, as well as what they are prepared to pay for their solutions and when they plan to deploy them. Intelligence is the industry research offering from the leading news and analysis portal for the global telecoms industry. With over 80,000 unique monthly visitors and more than 70,000 registrations to our webinar platform, has access to executive opinion of unrivalled breadth and depth. That opinion needs context and our editorial team excels at transforming raw data into insight and analysis. Intelligence: Getting the industry thinking

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  • Paul Waite November 7, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Thank you for your questions, the Q&A is now closed. You can email your questions directly to Valario by sending them to

  • Mohamed Bahaa November 7, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    do these kind of interfaces availabe on ASR 1000?

    • Valerio Viscardi
      Valerio Viscardi November 7, 2012 at 4:10 pm

      Not now.
      100G technology is driven (today) by requirement in the Core of the network and big datacentres. But as bandwidth requirements increase and technology becomes widespread it is reasonable to think it will move down to the edge of the network. This has already happened in the past with the transition from STM-4 (622 Mbps) -> STM-16 (2.5 Gbps) -> STM-64 (10 Gbps) in TDM and FE -> GE -> 10GE for Packet.

  • James Middleton
    James Middleton November 7, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Hi Valerio. What kind of distances are operators looking to cover with 100G fibre? I’ve heard some calls for 1000km – is this achievable?

    • Valerio Viscardi
      Valerio Viscardi November 7, 2012 at 4:07 pm

      Hi James,
      1,000 km is achievable with current coherent technology. Of course you need to use DWDM technology (which means you have also optical amplification).
      We have demonstrated 3,000 km.

  • Paul Waite November 7, 2012 at 3:01 pm

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