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Infinera, Juniper, Finisar, Opnext demo 100 Gigabit Ethernet interoperability

A group of vendors have collaborated on a live demonstration of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) interoperability, ...


March 24, 2010  


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A group of vendors have collaborated on a live demonstration of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) interoperability, showing the ability to pass 100GigE traffic between a router and optical transport system using two different CFP optical transceivers implementing the IEEE 802.3ba 100GBASE-LR4 draft standard.

 

The demonstration occurred this week on the show floor at the OFC/NFOEC conference and exhibition in San Diego, Calif.

 

The demonstration featured a Juniper Networks T1600 Core Router and an Infinera  DTN optical system exchanging 100 GigE traffic using 100 Gigabit per second (Gbps) CFP pluggable optical transceiver modules from Finisar and Opnext.

 

 The 100 GigE signals are generated by test sets supplied by EXFO and Ixia.

 

 “Juniper’s vision for the New Network calls for a highly scalable and cost-effective network infrastructure, and 100 GigE will be key to improving the economics and user experience of the next generation of networking technology,” said Stefan Dyckerhoff, executive vice president and general manager of the firm’s infrastructure products.