Deployment Strategies for 40G/100G: Trade-Offs and Impacts
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Network Expansion: Up to 100G Testing


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As bandwidth demands continue to grow, network service providers are looking at 40 Gigabit Ethernet and 100 Gigabit Ethernet networks to accommodate the constant traffic surge. This new technology translates into greater speeds and a possible network infrastructure upgrade to compensate for various challenges that do not apply to slower networks, such as 10G.

Providing high-speed connectivity while protecting current network infrastructures requires broad expertise and wide-ranging testing to qualify the state of the fiber, perform fiber characterization and assess the integrity of data transmission over long-haul and ultra-long-haul networks.

EXFO's 40G/100G expertise encompasses network component and fiber testing throughout all the transmission network stages for commissioning, provisioning, turn-up and troubleshooting of networks. EXFO offers a range of 40G and 100G testing solutions from the client interface to the line interface and the fiber network itself—to ensure seamless wireline and wireless network infrastructure upgrades.


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Meeting 100 Gigabit Ethernet Testing Challenges—From Lab to Field

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Not only is the growing demand for 100G Ethernet network services making it increasingly complex, but it also introduces new 100G test challenges that require extensive expertise in fields like line-coding modulation, transmitter analysis and advanced modulation schemes and impairments.

Today, network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) need thorough 100 Gbit/s testing solutions to confidently exploit these growing data rates, despite evolving standards and aggressive product development schedules. What is required is truly comprehensive testing that surpasses compliance to assess the limitations and robustness of their products, as well as to help them migrate from 40 Gbit/s and 100 Gbit/s to 400 Gbit/s and beyond—from lab to field.

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This application note describes how EXFO tested a transatlantic network for both PMD and CD with the PMD and CD analyzers set up in Europe, while the light source (FLS-5803) was based in Canada.

Last updated: 2016-01-18

This white paper demonstrates that traditional OSAs, with precise specifications for each application, are perfectly adapted to carry out the typical OSA measurements in the field, and that high-resolution OSAs are not required for field use.

Last updated: 2015-10-30

100G Testing Guide

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Find out everything you need to know with our 100G testing guide, which provides an overview of high-speed technology, and detailed information on both line-side and client-side 40G/100G system testing, lab qualification, commissioning and turn-up.

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Last updated: 2015-09-18

High-Speed Product Portfolio

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Discover our future-proof 40G/100G product portfolio featuring comprehensive test solutions covering OTN, Ethernet and SONÈT/SDH technologies. From network construction and fiber characterization to commissioning, turn-up and troubleshooting, our portfolio gives you the tools you to need to accelerate time-to-market, save costs, and deliver high-speed services in the field and the lab.

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Last updated: 2015-03-04