Carriers are showing increasing interest in 200 Gbps as a metro network transmission rate, multiple vendor sources tell Lightwave. The fact that there likely won’t be any standards created for such a data rate doesn’t seem to be an impediment, they report.
Optical transport systems developer Optelian has taken the wraps off of its Intuitive Packet Optical Networking strategy. The initiative aims to virtualize the underpinning technology of Layer 0, 1, and 2 infrastructure and therefore decrease its complexity. The result is faster deployment of Ethernet and wavelength services, Optelian says.
Non-profit cable industry research and development consortium CableLabs says it has issued the first qualifications of hardware designed to version 1.0 of its DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON (DPoE) specifications. The qualification means the offerings both meet CableLabs’ DPoE specifications and are interoperable.