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Optical Transceiver Market Trends in 2018

One thing we can say for sure, world is constantly changing and evolving. If we take a look on Fortune 500 company list in 1955 and in 2016 only 12% of the companies which were on the list in 1955 are still on the same...

Tunable Optical Transceivers
Tunable Optical Transceivers – When To Use?

Already for some time tunable optical transceivers for use in DWDM systems, such as XFP and SFP+ are available for optical networking industry. Current evolution of tunable optical transceivers typically support full ITU-T C-band, allowing dynamically tune transmitter wavelength with 50GHz steps. However, even longer...

3rd party components
3rd Party Components & Vendor Warranty

It is no secret that most IT companies currently uses or has future plans to start using 3rd party optical transceivers - because of simple fact that they are much more budgetary than Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) optical transceivers. Doubts of using OEM hardware or 3rd party hardware are...

100G modules and CPAK
Cisco 100g CPAK transceiver availability?

On March 2013 Cisco announced launch of it’s proprietary 100G optical transceiver module called CPAK. Unless other pluggable optic form-factors like XFP, SFP+, QSFP, CFP, CFP2/4 with are industry standard (Multi-Source Agreement MSA), CPAK is totally Cisco proprietary. What makes CPAK Different? CPAK was first transceiver using...

Should You Buy 3rd Party SFP+?

What does third party optical module mean in reality? It is optical module not supplied and branded by Your network equipment vendor. However, thing is that even You decide to order “original” optical transceivers, You still will get third party. Why so? – Simply, equipment...

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