Opportunities Abound: Fiber Update Entering 2019

Why multimode fiber cabling for 40 Gbps over eight parallel fibers is still being discussed baffles me. Recent data shows 40 Gbps never has taken off. There has even been a new OM5 multimode fiber standard written to allow wavelength division multiplexing for 100 Gbps, but it’s not cost competitive with single-mode. It’s time to move on—certainly for any links with speeds over 10 Gbps. Single-mode is the logical solution for today (and tomorrow) without replacing the cable for an upgrade. And, single-mode fiber is unlikely to change. What we use today is essentially the same as we used 30 years ago.

Read the source article at EC Mag

Categories: Fiber, SCN

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