Why are we fixated on Multimode fiber for high bandwidth communication?
jared at puck.nether.net
Tue Dec 31 19:08:36 UTC 2013
On Dec 31, 2013, at 2:00 PM, eric clark <cabenth at gmail.com> wrote:
> Anyone know why the industry has their head stuck on MultiMode?
at 10G the optics costs are about 1/3 that of SMF (SR vs LR).
We tend to keep things SMF, but within many older datacenters MMF is broadly available and does meet the needs at a lower cost.
There seems to be a shifting trend as well in UPC vs APC connectors.
I think much of this problem is clearly articulated here: http://xkcd.com/927/
Everyones needs are a bit different.
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