This report addresses technological and marketing aspects of ultra-high speed communications: 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s. Such rates are becoming a necessity for data centers and computing networks; as well as for long haul applications including terrestrial submarine extensions.
Particular, the report reflects intensive efforts of standard organizations (IEEE, ITU, OIF and other) in developing standards for these types of communications. The IEEE 802.3ba, ITU G.709 (OTU3 and OTU4) and other standards created a basis for the technology advances in the discussed area.
Currently, 40 GE - 40 Gb/s transmission has already made significant contributions in the telecommunications development. The market is still too far from maturity, but it is supported by a developed base of manufacturers. 100 GE - 100 Gb/s networking is also introduced with expectation that the sizable market will evolve in 2012-2013.
The report details the process of standardization for ultra-high rates communications and advances in technologies; it is also analyzing respective markets, including service providers’ revenue estimate. In addition, the report provides the results of vendors’ survey; and information on technologies trials and service offerings.