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100 Gigabit: The Coming Metro Opportunity

Gazettabyte has published a Position Paper on the coming 100 Gigabit metro opportunity. (Click here to download a copy.) There has been several announcements in recent weeks from system and component vendors addressing 100 Gigabit metro networks.


The 19-page report looks at the status of the 100 Gigabit market, the drivers for 100 Gigabit deployment, the technology options and their merits. The paper then states how 100 Gigabit technologies such as direct-detection point-to-point, direct-detection WDM and coherent will fare in the metro.

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MultiPhy eyes 40 and 100 Gigabit direct-detect and coherent schemes 

Visiting Israeli start-up MultiPhy at its office in Ness Ziona, near Rehovot, involves dancing around boxes. “We are about to move,” apologises Ronen Weinberg, director of product management at MultiPhy. But the company will not have to travel far. It is crossing buildings in the same Ness Ziona Science Park, moving in next to Finisar’s Israeli headquarters.


MultiPhy's Avi Shabtai (left) and Ronen Weinberg

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