IEEE 40GE & 100GE
chris.cole at finisar.com
Thu Dec 13 23:51:01 UTC 2007
You are an optimist. Initially, the pricing will be more then an order
of magnitude higher. :)
From: Owen DeLong [mailto:owen at delong.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2007 2:51 PM
To: Stephen Sprunk
Cc: Chris Cole; Mikael Abrahamsson; North American Noise and Off-topic
Subject: Re: IEEE 40GE & 100GE
So, assuming this translates roughly to optics being:
You'd rather have to pay $2,600 for all your campus links than
$1,300 for all your LAN links?
My preference would be quite different. I'd much rather pay $1,300 for
the LAN links than $2,600 for the Campus links.
On Dec 13, 2007, at 1:51 PM, Stephen Sprunk wrote:
> Thus spake "Chris Cole" <chris.cole at finisar.com>
>> The 40km/10km cost ratio is between 1.6x and 2x, depending on
>> the source.
>> The 10km/4km cost ratio is between 1.15x and 1.3x, again
>> depending on the source.
> If those numbers translate into prices (not costs), then I'd prefer
> to see 40km and 4km optics, with no 10km optics. The important
> point is that the 40km optics neet to be able to handle 4.1km links
> with no attenuators, preferably without any human tuning at all.
> You only pay the extra capital cost once (if there even is any, due
> to more volume of fewer parts), but you pay labor and sparing over
> and over.
> Stephen Sprunk "God does not play dice." --Albert Einstein
> CCIE #3723 "God is an inveterate gambler, and He throws the
> K5SSS dice at every possible opportunity." --Stephen Hawking
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