Ciena announced the latest generation of its industry-leading WaveLogic technology. Optimized for high-capacity transport required with next-generation routing data paths and associated wholesale services, Ciena’s WaveLogic 6 will support up to 1.6Tb/s single-carrier wavelengths for metro ROADM deployments, 800Gb/s over the longest links, and energy-efficient 800G pluggables across 1000km distances. As service providers grapple with the dual…
Coherent optics move toward interoperability
At OFC 2022, OIF demonstrated products from several companies communicating with each other based on a standard for interoperable coherent optics. Other demonstrations included a 112 Gb/sec electrical link, flexible Ethernet, co-packaging, and a 224 Gb/sec technology proposal.
5G drives faster optical transport links
Data rates reach 800 Gbps, which will carry traffic from many more users than networks see today.