800G will enable network providers to scale their entire optical infrastructure, achieving record-breaking capacity per wavelength for all network paths.
Network operators and service and content providers all experience an unrelenting pressure to boost traffic carrying capacity over existing fiber assets in the most efficient way possible. Readily deployable additional capacity is critical for them to keep up with the demands of today’s digital lifestyles. And, now more than ever, when network-based working, learning, and socializing are the norm, service providers need practical optical innovations that are not only lab curiosities or impossible to deploy hero experiments, but commercially viable solutions ready for actual live deployments.
Network connectivity is now our lifeline. It is no longer just for work and business. It allows us to interact with friends and family, enjoy the latest entertainment, and receive essential services like remote healthcare.Thankfully 800G is available and being actively deployed today. It is powered by the industry’s latest state-of-the-art programmable coherent optical technology that operates at high baud (95G symbols/ second) and is capable of processing and transporting more capacity than has been previously possible over a single optical channel or wavelength – up to 800 billion bits per second. For example, compared to 100G/200G networks, it can result in the delivery of four times more capacity per wavelength and 75% better spectral efficiency depending on the specific application.
To help paint a picture of what that means, consider that an 800-Gbps link is enough to transport 25 HD movies in one second or the latest virtual reality game in a quarter of a second. When you think about how this level of data throughput could support the delivery of other data-intensive content, like immersive AR and VR, it’s easy to see why network providers are racing to show leadership in the use of this technology.