Flexible OTN / fractional 100GbE

adamv0025 at netconsultings.com adamv0025 at netconsultings.com
Fri May 31 11:48:23 UTC 2019

> From: NANOG <nanog-bounces at nanog.org> On Behalf Of Brandon Martin
> Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2019 9:16 PM
> I see what you're getting at.  It sounds like you want to light up a 100Gb
> wave, put some committed "dedicated wavelength" services on it, then take
> whatever's left and hand it off on 100GbE for best-effort/general Internet
> traffic.
There's got to be vendors out there having an optical chasses with a
combination of OTN and ethernet cards for the revenue side of the chasses
-look at transmode/Infinera maybe?

Otherwise I guess it doesn't matter whether the ethernet cards are part of
the optical chasses or a standalone PE on the stick.
If customer wants full OTN-step rate plug into optical chasses if customer
needs fractional rate plug into (Broadcom) PEs hanging off of the optical

On the "looking ahead" notion, is it really impossible to build low latency
packet-switched networks?
As you know selling full rate L1 circuits will render your core mostly empty
(...all that BW that could be monetized).


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