Despite pre-show concerns about you know what, the annual OFC event is underway in San Diego, but, like a few other companies, the Light Reading team isn't there this year.
So we don't have any reports from the show floor, conference rooms and San Diego's cheapest bars, which is a shame because the optical transport gear sector had a good year in 2019, growing by 6% in 2019, according to the team at Dell'Oro, and we could have celebrated its success with a tequila or six.
Many trends and topics are being discussed at the show this week, but 800G optical transport was always going to be near the top of the list. Check out this analyst note by Ian Redpath, who leads Omdia's Optical Networks, Optical Components and Core Switching practice, to find out how advances in coherent digital signal processing are enabling 800G and impacting the optical transport market.
So, kicking off with some 800G announcements, here's a run-down of the recent main announcements of note from the optical and IP transport sector's key players.
Also of interest:
- MACOM announces new 96 Gbaud TIA and Driver for 600G and 800G Optical Networking Applications
- MACOM extends Transimpedance Amplifier portfolio covering 100G to 800G applications
- NeoPhotonics touts its High Bandwidth Coherent Driver Modulator (HB-CDM) for 64GBaud cloud and DCI applications
- Hengtong Rockley reveals 400G DR4 silicon photonics optical transceiver module
- Eoptolink launching SFP56-DD transceivers to support 400G DR4 breakout application
— Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading