SFP Cost Variation

Nick Hilliard nick at foobar.org
Sat Mar 12 21:34:03 UTC 2016

Josh Reynolds wrote:
> http://packetpushers.net/overpriced-optics-by-oems/

the cost bases mentioned in this article are a bit odd:

> So how much does a 10GB SFP+ SR optic cost? It turns out around $85 +
> some margin, bringing the cost to $95.

You can pick up a 10GB SFP+ SR for $15 in units of one from fiberstore.
Given the volumes they buy, vendors are probably paying a lot less than


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