We know that commercial 100G systems are still new and only a handful of companies can be called early movers in that space. Some of these vendors, by the way, include Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena, Huawei, and Cisco -- the biggest companies in the telecom equipment world.
For more, see:
- Cisco Makes Noise in 100G
- AlcaLu Extends Its 100G
- Fujitsu 100G Update
- Deploying 100G Transport Networks
- Huawei, Corning Show Off 100G
- China Telecom Preps 100G Trial
- 100Gbit/s Ethernet Router Test: Alcatel-Lucent
- BT Heads for 400G With Ciena
Cisco, though, hasn't been the loudest in the 100G shouting match. But the company has taken this test of its equipment and demonstration of its Super Channels research to prove a point: Cisco does still have a horse in the long-haul optical transport race.
"Cisco is demonstrating that they are an early mover in commercial 100Gbit/s systems," says Sterling Perrin, an analyst at Heavy Reading. "Performance of 1-wavelength 100G still needs to be demonstrated to the market and there is a perception that 1-wave 100G isn’t up to the performance of the 2-wave 100G championed by Ciena. So this test definitely addresses that point."
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