Oclaro enables deployment of tunable DWDM tech over I-Temp range

Created March 8, 2018
Simplifies operations of DOCSIS 3.1 cable access networks; delivers 10gbps full-duplex to remote-phy nodes in the outside plant.Technologies and Products

Simplifies operations of DOCSIS 3.1 cable access networks; delivers 10gbps full-duplex to remote-phy nodes in the outside plant.

Oclaro has announced production shipments of what it calls the industry’s first fully-tunable SFP+ industrial temperature range (TSFP+ I-temp) transceiver. The availability of this transceiver represents a major milestone for cable companies deploying the latest DOCSIS 3.1 standard which pushes fibre installation much deeper into the HFC network to reach next-generation Remote Phy nodes.

Best-in-class bandwidth
Cable networks need to offer best-in-class bandwidth to retain their customers and enable premium services. With more than 50 million homes served by MSOs in the US alone and up to one million new nodes, Oclaro says that the deployment of 10G full-duplex per node over the next four to five years “can only be achieved with products such as fully-tunable DWDM lasers that are easy to install, configure, and monitor”.

Yves LeMaitre, Chief Strategy Officer at Oclaro, commented, “Fully Tunable DWDM laser technology is critical to enable large scale fiber deep deployment while minimizing operations cost and eliminating human errors.

“With tunable lasers capable of operating from -40 to 85 degrees C, we believe the days of analog optics or fixed WDM lasers are counted. Once you start using tunable products, the operational benefits such as automatic configuration and reduced sparing are just too great to go back to legacy optics.”

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by Matthew Peach

Matthew Peach is a freelance technology journalist specialising in photonics and communications. He has previously worked for several business-to-business publishers, editing a range of high-tech magazines and websites.