Copper 10 gigabit @ 15 metres

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at
Wed Nov 5 20:25:53 UTC 2003

On Wed, 5 Nov 2003, Deepak Jain wrote:

> When you are aggregating lots of a GEs, there isn't really a great,
> cost-effective way to move all of these bits cost-effectively. nxOC48 is
> pretty cheap, but a little ugly if you need the bandwidth unchoked. 10GE is
> supposed to get there, but at a 10xGE price, not a OC192 type price.

The 4 port Xenpak blade for the 6500 is $20k (list), and the xenpaks are 
$4000 each (list).

10GE is going to drop steeply pricewise during first half of 2004 since
Xenpaks will be maturing and volume go up both on the xenpaks and on

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at

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