WEBINAR - Improved network utilization with flexible modems and next-gen ROADMs

Led by: Timothy Munks, Principal Research Analyst, Optical Networking Technology
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Led by: Timothy Munks, Principal Research Analyst, Optical Networking Technology

Presented by IHS Markit | Technology, now a part of Informa Tech, Acacia and Lumentum



Coherent optical transport has made tremendous progress in the past decade, reducing the cost per bit and power while increasing data rates 60x as compared to 10G direct detect. Coherent optical performance is now approaching the Shannon limit, with only incremental improvements available from spectral efficiency in metro and core networks. With HD video, digital transformation driving network bandwidth growth, and IoT and 5G coming online, network bandwidth demand continues to increase at a 20–30% CAGR.

We can no longer depend on increasing spectral efficiency for a given reach to increase interface capacity while reducing the price per bit. The most cost-effective way forward is to dynamically optimize the efficiency you can achieve for a given reach, as well as to expand the channel bandwidth for greater capacity.

To extract the potential and value of these new modems, reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer (ROADM) networks must provide the flexibility and compatibility to support wider wavelength channels while simultaneously supporting higher overall channel power. Appropriately architected ROADM networks are future proof for the next generation of multi-haul coherent modems while eliminating bottlenecks as networks evolve past 200G line rates and fixed 50GHz optical line systems.

In this webinar, you will learn how advances in multi-haul coherent modems can be used with appropriate next-gen ROADM architectures to meet future network bandwidth growth requirements while continuing to reduce the cost per transported bit.


Who Should Attend

Service providers, data center operators, cable MSOs, and optical transport system NEMs. Financial analysts and the media are also encouraged to attend.


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