CommScope demos next gen multimode fibre performance at OFC 2015

LazrSPEED 550 wideband multimode fibre featured in world’s first known 100Gbps short wavelength division multiplexing demonstration at 2015 Optical Fiber Communications and Conference Exposition

CommScope demos next gen multimode fibre performance at OFC 2015

CommScope has developed and will demonstrate the first known public bandwidth benchmark of 100 Gbps Ethernet applications using short wavelength division multiplexing (SWDM) over wide band multimode fibre (WBMMF). This breakthrough technology is the next generation connectivity solution for high bandwidth applications in high-performance data centres.

Scheduled for general market availability within the InstaPATCH 360 Pre-terminated fibre solution set later in 2015, LazrSPEED 550 WideBand multimode fiber will be part of the demonstrations taking place at the Finisar booth #1403 during the 2015 Optical Fiber Communications and Conference Exposition (OFC) show.

The new connectivity solution will be combined with Finisar transceivers to demonstrate that 100 Gbps transmissions are achievable over a duplex pair of fibres using SWDM technology.

“We have been working with our partners on advancing the capabilities of high-speed transmission over multimode fibre and we believe this demonstration will show how far we have come in providing another cost-effective solution to support future data centre needs,” said Kevin St. Cyr, senior vice president of Enterprise Solutions, CommScope.

“The LazrSPEED WideBand multimode fibre will enable migration from 10 to 40 to even 100 Gigabit speeds over a single fibre pair, as well as provide customers legacy support for existing applications.”

CommScope is working with leading ecosystem partners in the data centre industry to foster the development and standardisation of a WBMMF solution focused on the support and advancements of high speed transmission over multimode fibre.

In keeping with the continual growth of higher bandwidth needs in the data centre, the new fibre solution will provide the needed infrastructure to allow a cost-effective deployment that enables easier upgrades to future applications by extending the use of duplex connectivity. When used with parallel connectivity, WBMMF has the capacity to gracefully support applications far exceeding 100 Gbps.

The OFC conference will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center and is considered the largest global conference and exposition for optical communications and networking professionals. The WBMMF and transceiver demonstrations, featured at the Finisar booth, will take place during the OFC exhibition on Thursday, 26 March, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


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