Did you know that that the first 10G products are 15 years old! That’s a little surprising isn't it! So here we are in 2017 and the need for speed is increasing every day and demand is overtaking technology. Telecom carriers and independent vendor assessment reports estimate 50% to 60% traffic growth year over year, resulting in 100G connections growing not only in the core, but towards the network edge. According to Cisco’s VNI forecast, by 2020, 82% of all IP traffic will be video and the global numbers for internet user will hit 4.1 billion.
With these figures in mind, you are already doing more with less and your network demands are becoming more complex. Websites and critical applications are requiring more stability and higher connectivity, and more pressure is on gaining an increase in higher-bandwidth speeds.
That’s where 100G comes in, by increasing bandwidth, minimising aggregation and significantly improving overall efficiency. The bandwidth explosion is forcing companies to continue to grow in scale, 100G offers the bandwidth speeds and efficiency necessary to support this growing demand. Pluggable transceivers have become standard for network equipment and this continues with 100G. Pluggable transceivers give customers the ability to manage their expense when needed and flexibility with options such as distance or multiplexing to meet the needs of each individual circuit. Customers also have a choice in suppliers and have the option to work with a partner who offers solutions which will work seamlessly with all their network equipment, providing innovations to improve network efficiency.