Report: Optical ADM Market to Balloon
The OADM is defined, for the ElectroniCast study, as a single-fiber unit; that is, one fiber in, one out. “The fiber, in essentially all situations, will transport wavelength division multiplexed (WDMd) signals, ranging 2-128 channels deployed in our base year 2000, and rising to 1024 wavelengths by the end of this forecast period, 2010,” according to ElectroniCast Chairman and Founder Jeff D. Montgomery. “We recognize that the typical transport trunk cable contains many fibers; mainly in the range of 4-180 fibers; some recent cables with more fibers. However, some cables are shared by multiple carriers, each using a few fibers,” Mr. Montgomery said.