Optical Networking Featured Article

Coriant Announces CFP2-ACO Solution

March 17, 2017

The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) ratified the CFP2 Analog Coherent Optics (CFP2-ACO) Implementation Agreement (IA) in 2016 covering pluggable optical transceivers to support coherent transmission for 100-Gbps as well as 200 Gbps in some metro networks. The CFP2-ACO has become the go-to optical module for coherent 100G applications, and as data centers and telecom service providers look to 200G to address demand, Coriant’s silicon photonics-powered Short Reach CFP2-ACO pluggable for groove network disaggregation platform will help meet those demands.

The CFP2-ACO solution is going to provide vendors in the optical module segment a large addressable market as both consumers and organizations continue to access high bandwidth services. The CFP2-ACO technology has great innovations to address these demands, but it also lowers costs when it comes to coherent optics solutions for metro-to-regional reach line-side transport.

“A faster pace of innovation and the shift to more open, disaggregated network solutions are enabling network operators and content providers to redefine their network architectures for scale, quality of experience, and total cost of ownership,” said J.C. Fahmy, Vice President of Product Management and Business Development, Data Center Solutions, Coriant.

The Short Reach CFP2-ACO pluggable for the Coriant Groove G30 Network Disaggregation Platform was designed by the company, but it is

Image via Pixabay

going to be powered by Elenion Technologies using its silicon photonics. According to Coriant, this is a new class of analog coherent devices specifically designed and built for surging data traffic growth that can be applied for a range of carrier transport and Data Center Interconnect (DCI) applications.

The embedded Elenion silicon photonics engine is a technology that reduces the cost and increases the performance of optical communications by repurposing the silicon microelectronics ecosystem to build silicon chips that can manipulate light as well as electrical signals.

As enterprises, data centers, telecoms and other CSPs adopt SDN and NFV to manage the surge in data traffic, Short Reach CFP2-ACO will also contribute by preserving the operational and network engineering simplicity of coherent transmission for short reach interconnect applications.

In combination with Coriant Groove G30 Muxponder solution, Short Reach CFP2-ACO is able to support applications requiring 10G, 40G, and 100G service aggregation and 200G DWDM transport with very high-capacity, low power and cost-optimized connectivity.

“The Coriant Groove G30 Platform serves as a key enabler of our 100G services in the New York metro area, and we’re pleased to see Coriant enhance the value of this industry-leading solution with a new cost-effective short reach interconnect offering built upon innovations in silicon photonics,” said Jeff Brown, director of product management and marketing for Windstream Wholesale.

Edited by Alicia Young

Article comments powered by Disqus

Click here to share your opinion - In today's digital transformation business environment, do you find the physical infrastructure team and networking team at your company collaborating?

Featured Blog Entries

Day 3: ITEXPO 2017 - What's hot and what is keeping people up at night? Final thoughts and $100 Amazon Gift Card Winner

Friday was the third and final day of ITEXPO 2017 and our third survey question, "What is the top priority for your network for 2017?"

Day 2: IT EXPO 2017 - What's hot and what is keeping people up at night?

Thursday was the second day of ITEXPO and our second survey question, "What causes the most chaos in your network?"

ITEXPO 2017 - What's hot and what is keeping people up at night?

Last night we opened up ITEXPO 2017 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL with a diversity of visitors who had a lot to talk about. We here at Fiber Mountain like to have survey questions and ask booth visitors one question per day of the conference.

The Road Ahead - It's Digital Transformation All The Way

To close out the Digital Transformation Road Trip series, it's time to take a look at the road ahead, and the technologies available today to make your data center infrastructure more dynamic.

Industry News