CWDM4 MSA Group to Support Deployment of 2km 100G Links in Datacenters

CWDM4 MSA Group to Support Deployment of 2km 100G Links in Datacenters 
New Consortium to Define and Promote Industry-Wide Adoption of 100G
Interconnect Optical Specifications for 2km Link Distance Over Duplex
Single-Mode Fiber 
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/31/14 --   The CWDM4 MSA (Coarse
Wavelength Division Multiplexed 4x25G Multi-Source Agreement) Group
today announced the formation of an industry consortium dedicated to
defining specifications and promoting adoption of interoperable 2km
100G interfaces over duplex single-mode fiber (SMF). 
To meet modern datacenter expansion requirements, the CWDM4 MSA
members will focus on developing a new cost-effective duplex-fiber
100G optical interface to address the 2km link distance. 
The CWDM4 MSA participants expect to address industry needs by
advancing unique technologies to create a diverse and competitive
supply chain, while providing products that are optically compatible. 
"The IEEE standardized a cost-effective 100m solution known as 'SR4'.
Beyond 100m, there is only the 'LR4' standard, which is targeted to
achieve 10km. Customers, particularly hyperscale data centers, are
looking for solutions up to 2km," remarked Dale Murray, principal
analyst, LightCounting Market Research. "The industry is now coming
together, through this MSA, to provide a cost-effective data center
reach of 2km. This solution will smooth the process of getting to
100Gb Ethernet." 
Members of the CWDM4 MSA include Avago Technologies, Finisar
Corporation, JDSU and Oclaro, Inc. Requests for additional
information, queries and interviews may be submitted at 
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Media Contacts 
Avago Technologies
Khanh Lam 
Finisar Corporation
Victoria McDonald  
Noel Bilodeau 
Oclaro, Inc.
Rosa Nguyen 
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