[c-nsp] Upgrading to 40G

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at swm.pp.se
Fri Feb 28 03:35:23 EST 2014

On Fri, 28 Feb 2014, Pshem Kowalczyk wrote:

> At this stage we wouldn't be able to justify the spend to go 100G on 
> ASR9k. We're not talking about a single router or interface here, but 
> quite a few. Besides - that doesn't really answer the question what to 
> do with distances over the 10km.

When 40GE and 100GE was standardized it was taken for granted that 40GE 
would be used to connect servers and perhaps a little inter-building 
backhaul, because of that only up to 10km was standardized.

If you want longer reaches, you have to do 100GE.

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at swm.pp.se

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