[c-nsp] NCS-5001 - MPLS L3VPN Issue

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at swm.pp.se
Fri Mar 4 11:51:46 EST 2016

On Wed, 2 Mar 2016, Mark Tinka wrote:

> But aren't the fabric chassis' in multi-chassis deployments for the CRS 
> all optics-based?

Yes, but I believe the discussion was around optical backplanes within a 
device, not between devices.

Compass EOS is the only player I am aware of that does optical within a 

It seems there were copper advancements in the meantime that made copper 
still scale well for backplane connectivity, and that's why existing 
vendors have kept using copper traces switch fabric connectivity instead 
of going optical.

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at swm.pp.se

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