ECI, MultiPhy Do Metro 100G
With financial support provided by the Israeli Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) through its Magneton program, ECI and MultiPhy have been working on a low-cost 100G initiative for the metro market, based on a Ben-Gurion University research project. Driven by the continued growth of video streaming and data consumption in the metro zones, next-generation metro transport network solutions must be bandwidth and cost efficient.
"While attention today is focused on 100G long haul deployments, the metro WDM/packet-optical market is still the fastest growing market. 100G non-coherent will be key for large metro upgrades starting next year," said Eve Griliches, Principle Analyst, ACG Research.