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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Why Service Providers Should Consider IPoDWDM for 100G and Beyond

Many service providers want to integrate packet and optical using IP over DWDM (IPoDWDM) technology. ACG has investigated how a specific vendor, Cisco Systems, is delivering solutions to help with these challenges. The Cisco IPoDWDM (IP over DWDM) 100 GE core network solution combined with Cisco’s coherent detection technology provides the transmission capacity required in service providers’ core networks while also minimizing total cost of ownership.

ACG Research analyzed the TCO of the Cisco IPoDWDM 100 GE solution. The IPoDWDM 100 GE optics are shown to have 15% and 29% lower TCO for short-reach and long-reach configurations, respectively, when compared to traditional grey 100 GE optics. The benefits of Cisco’s coherent detection technology eliminate the costly and extensive Raman amplification or regeneration required of other vendors’ solutions. On a traditional 20 wavelength system, for example, Raman amplification would add a 20% higher cost, and regeneration would add an 81% higher cost than Cisco’s solution. Click here to download the whitepaper.

Michael Kennedy

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