Rex M 12/4/2012 | 10:47:46 PM
re: Metro DWDM: Smaller Is Better OPTera Metro 5100, For a product that was originally to be released in November of 2000, Better late then never.

I wonder who much in lost sales that this 18 month delay cost.

Same old story at Nortel

dwdm2 12/4/2012 | 10:47:45 PM
re: Metro DWDM: Smaller Is Better GÇ£WeGÇÖre going to be in trials one week from now, and we expect to have orders quite quickly,GÇ¥

Does this sentence summarize the stance in the ON industry?
10gmetro 12/4/2012 | 10:47:44 PM
re: Metro DWDM: Smaller Is Better A lot of vendors already have compact metro boxes, ONI and Ciena's Metro One. These companies have run out of ideas and are grasping for customers. And what is with all of these startup companies using MEMS technology. The market sector has proven no one wants this type of switch. How can a customer have performance monitoring with no OEO conversion taking place in the equipment. So how can an all optical switch, actually switch on its own? If someone knows, let me know.
wayland_smithy 12/4/2012 | 10:47:31 PM
re: Metro DWDM: Smaller Is Better So, based on this description, it should still be about three times the footprint of the competition (as opposed to 5/6) when sitting next to Adva FSP2000/Cisco 15200/15540 but will only require a small power station to run......can't see the competition being worried about this. CWDM, on the other hand, .......
sntwk 12/4/2012 | 10:47:28 PM
re: Metro DWDM: Smaller Is Better It is just beginning.
The realy players have not actually deployed or done very little deployment so far. What they will deploy as part of their next gen upgrade will include Transpor gear (DWDM), switching gear, VoIP Gateways, High end routers , some service gateways. Depending on what you include in metro space the $ can be in 10's of billions in the next 6-10 years. It is just the beginning.
The_Holy_Grail 12/4/2012 | 10:47:28 PM
re: Metro DWDM: Smaller Is Better Does anyone have a REALISTIC view to how big this space is for N. America?
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