Acacia Drives Coherent Technology to Edge and Access Networks with New Pluggable Portfolio

Created October 9, 2020
Product Focus

For network operators offering 5G, cable, and enterprise services, Acacia recently announced it is sampling new coherent pluggable solutions specifically designed for optimization in edge and access applications. Offered in a QSFP-DD form factor widely used for client-optics, Acacia’s new 100G coherent point-to-point (P2P) edge and access solutions were designed to provide network operators the ability to scale to higher data rates to meet growing bandwidth demands over some of the most challenging optical links, while also providing operational simplicity that may lead to overall network savings. Acacia is also sampling a new 100G DWDM coherent pluggable in the QSFP-DD form factor designed to provide a scalable traffic aggregation solution, as well as an upgrade path to migrate from existing 10G WDM networks to higher-performing 100G DWDM coherent links for new architectures in access networks, such as cable/fiber deep and 5G wireless X-haul applications. Finally, Acacia introduced new coherent bi-directional pluggable optical module solutions designed to transmit and receive data in both directions on a single fiber for 100G and beyond. Offered in a pluggable CFP2-DCO form factor, Acacia’s coherent bi-directional module is designed to deliver an operationally efficient and cost-effective way for telecommunications and cable operators to increase capacity in fiber limited networks.   For more information on these coherent edge and access solutions, visit