Still, the WDM-PON vendor pool isn't overflowing yet. Novera Optics Inc. is still plugging away, while Ignis Photonyx AS and LG Electronics Inc. (London: LGLD; Korea: 6657.KS) continue developing WDM-PON together.
It's just a demo, and not even one that was at OFC/NFOEC; the companies were at the show saying they'd done this in a Munich lab. "We're still a few years out from making this a full-blown product, but it shows 100-Gbit/s is viable," says Saeid Aramideh, CoreOptics vice president of marketing.
But to keep the 40-Gig lobby happy, OpVista also notes its AnyWave technology includes the ability to put 40-Gbit/s signals onto a 10-Gbit/s ring without having to worry about dispersion compensation.
— Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading