Typical warranty for generic DWDM transceivers

Clayton Zekelman clayton at MNSi.Net
Tue Aug 20 13:49:18 UTC 2013

FWIW, I've never had an issue with third party optics.

Particularly if they're OEM Finisar, JDSU, etc...

At 09:35 AM 20/08/2013, Jay Ashworth wrote:
>----- 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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