transcievers/amplifiers for 150 km fiber run

Tim Durack tdurack at gmail.com
Fri Oct 10 15:48:31 CDT 2008


These guys claim upto 180km:

http://www.bookham.com/datasheets/transceivers/IGP-28111.cfm

Tim:>

On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 4:23 PM, Fletcher Kittredge
<fkittred at staff.gwi.net>wrote:

> Thanks to all that replied.   A bit more background:   By regulation, the
> local ILEC is required to supply us with dark fiber where available.   They
> have taken the regulatory stance that it is not technically possible to use
> dark fiber runs of more than 60 miles (prior, their regulatory stance was
> runs of more than twenty miles were not technically feasible.)  Our
> counter-argument has been that we have existing fiber runs of 63 miles and
> 59 miles that work well without special equipment.   We are now arguing
> about a particular fiber run in rural Maine of about 91 miles.   Our
> position is it is technically feasible, depending on fiber characteristics,
> to light 91 miles of fiber.  Their position is that runs of more than 60
> miles are not feasible.   I was hoping to bolster our argument by pointing
> to data sheets of optical transcievers rated up to 150 km.  Then, after we
> get the fiber, I was hoping to buy said equipment.
>
> regards,
> Fletcher
>
> On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 2:50 PM, Fletcher Kittredge
> <fkittred at staff.gwi.net>wrote:
>
> > We are looking to light a two strand fiber link of about 95 miles (or
> > 150km).   It would be worth a lot to us not to have repeaters.   We are
> > hoping for Gigabit Ethernet.   Sonet is possible but a less attractive
> > solution.  Are there options for this sort of distance?   The longest
> > current link we have is about 65 miles.  I understand the transmission
> > characteristics of the fiber will effect distance of transmission.
> >
> > regards,
> > Fletcher
> >
> > --
> > Fletcher Kittredge
> > GWI
> > 8 Pomerleau Street
> > Biddeford, ME 04005-9457
> > 207-602-1134
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Fletcher Kittredge
> GWI
> 8 Pomerleau Street
> Biddeford, ME 04005-9457
> 207-602-1134
>



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