Typical warranty for generic DWDM transceivers

Jay Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Tue Aug 20 13:35:06 UTC 2013

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Brandon Ross" <bross at pobox.com>

> She has sold many thousands of optics, all with lifetime warrantys.
> Many of them to very large and clueful organizations, many of whom are
> represented here on NANOG. Of those thousands sold, I can count less
> than 20 that have been returned.
> I've also worked for VARs in the past, and work with several of
> them today, selling new OEM branded optics. I've found a MUCH higher
> percentage of OEM optics having to be returned to the manufacturer.
> Of course, take my report with a grain of salt.

Not at all: No one is gonna stop buying Cisco cause a Cisco optic died.

Third-party manufacturers don't have that built in cushion, so it's not
unreasonable that they might pay the higher degree of attention to 
reliability that your off-the-cuff statistics imply.

You do want to go third-party, though, not fourth-party or below. :-)

-- jra
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