This report analyzes the use of 10GE PHY, switch and optical components by telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs), based on an exclusive worldwide survey of telecom engineers, designers, product managers and sales/marketing personnel. The survey responses make it clear that these devices are critical components in many types of networking equipment.
Switch chipsets and integrated switch devices are at the core of most networking systems. Internet traffic continues to grow rapidly causing bottlenecks in carrier networks and data centres. Over the past two years, switch chipset vendors have made significant investments in new devices with higher speed interfaces, new features, and greater integration. 10-Gbit/s serial links […]
Packet-optical transport brings the advantages of Sonet/SDH, DWDM, and packet-based networks, delivering a scalable and resilient transport infrastructure. Most carriers are expected to shift to packet-optical transport over the next five years. Packet-optical transport platforms (P-OTP) will also be widely used in mobile backhaul applications, a key investment area for carriers driving LTE-based 4G services. […]