Marvell, OE to deliver first 100G QSFP-DD for 5G and metro access

Created December 12, 2021
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Marvell and OE Solutions have announced a collaboration to deliver the industry’s first production-ready 100G QSFP-DD optical modules optimised for 5G backhaul and Metro Access applications in early 2022. The OE Solutions modules with the Marvell® Deneb™ Coherent DSP (CDSP) will enable the transition of 10G to 100G for emerging 5G, metro and access applications.

“Marvell’s innovative Deneb coherent DSP enables new opportunities in the 100G access transport market and expands our industry-leading 5G RAN portfolio offering to address growing carrier infrastructure needs,” said Samuel Liu, senior director, Product Line Management at Marvell. “By choosing the industry’s first production-ready 100G optimised CDSP for its backhaul transceivers, OE Solutions is expanding its technology leadership position in coherent pluggable modules for 5G networks.”

“As the first 100G CDSP in production to enable the I-temp QSFP-DD pluggable module form factor optimised for 5G backhaul applications, Deneb is the best choice for our new 5G optical transceiver products,” said Walter Lee, GM of Transceiver BU at OE Solutions. “We look forward to further collaboration with Marvell as we ramp production of our  new 100G transceiver portfolio in 2022.”

“Metro access’s transition to 100Gbps coherent optics has been closely examined in Cignal AI’s forecasting for the past two years,” said Scott Wilkinson, Optical Components Lead Analyst at Cignal AI. “There is enormous potential for growth as 100Gbps coherent upgrades the millions of 10Gbps DWDM transceivers currently deployed in metro access. The industry is eagerly awaiting a solution that can meet the performance, price, and form factors necessary to implement 100Gbps coherent in that part of the network. Deneb-enabled standardised 100Gbps optical modules will accelerate this transition.”

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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.