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100GigE Scorecard

8:55 AM -- Just for laughs, here's a table listing the 100-Gbit/s trials announced this year, including Tuesday's announced project to build real 100-Gbit/s Ethernet capabilities for ESnet and Internet2 . (See Internet2, ESnet Want Their 100-Gig.)

Table 1: 100-Gig Ethernet Trials
Date Announced Carrier/Network Vendors/Partners Specifics
June 2008 Comcast Corp. Cisco (CRS-1)
StrataLight
Router test on Comcast's live backbone
June 2008 XO Communications Avago
Infinera
Ixia
Vegas-to-L.A. link demo'ed at SupercNXTcomm
Sept. 2008 Verizon Business Ciena
Fujitsu (FNC)
Tellabs
111 Gbit/s and GMPLS tests
Oct. 2008 Internet2/ESnet Infinera
Juniper
Level 3
Pact to develop and test 100-Gbit/s Ethernet, possibly for live deployments in 2010
Source: Company announcements


— Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading

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