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Emerging Technology Analysis: 40 Gb and 100 Gb DWDM

Published: 31 December 2009

ID: G00173466

Analyst(s): Juan Ignacio Fernandez


This research analyzes how the new 40 Gb and 100 Gb dense wavelength division multiplexing technologies are emerging as future solutions for fiber-to-the-premises and fiber-to-the-home access networks.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Technology Description
  • Technology Adoption
    • Drivers for Adoption — 40 Gb DWDM
    • Inhibitors to Successful Adoption — 40 Gb DWDM
    • Drivers for Adoption — 100 Gb DWDM
    • Inhibitors to Successful Adoption — 100 Gb DWDM
  • Potential Impact of 40 Gb and 100 Gb DWDM
    • Meet CSP Needs for Achieving Bit-Wise Economies-of-Scale in Transport Networks
    • Accelerate the Transition from SDH and SONET to OTN
    • Enable New Business Models
    • Best-Case Scenario — 40 Gb DWDM
    • Worst-Case Scenario — 40 Gb DWDM
    • Best-Case Scenario — 100 Gb DWDM
    • Action Plan

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