Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Siemens Carries 100 GigE over DWDM networks for 2400 km

Siemens Networks has successfully tested a 111 Gbps transmission over almost 2400 kilometers, setting the stage for the transport of 100 Gigabit Ethernet per wavelength channel over existing 10 Gbps DWDM infrastructure.

The reported trial carried 10 independent wavelength channels of 111 Gbps at 50 Giga Hertz channel spacing over nearly 2400 kilometers of Standard Single Mode Fiber (SSMF).

The reported trial has been partly supported within the project EIBONE (Efficient Integrated Backbone) from the German Government BMBF (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung).

CoreOptics supplied its proprietary digital signal processing technology to enable the extraction and translation of additional properties of the optical signal into electrical domain.