[j-nsp] LX SFP Question

joe mcguckin joe at via.net
Sun Sep 27 23:27:50 EDT 2009

I recently saw an interesting article that claimed that Cisco consumed  
60-65% of the SFP market and thus was able to
set pricing. Supposedly, Cisco pays about $25 for an SX SFP. Optical  
modules represent one of the (if not the highest) margin product
in their catalog.

No wonder they want to vendor lock the optics...

Joe McGuckin
ViaNet Communications

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On Sep 25, 2009, at 8:00 AM, Richard A Steenbergen wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 10:18:44AM -0400, Paul Stewart wrote:
>> Thanks to everyone for the response.
>> I did want to add one last thing to the comment below regarding " you
>> get what you pay for".  We pay just over 10X the price for Juniper
>> authentic SFP's to date compared to generic.  In the past 10 years
>> I've had exactly 2 generic SFP's fail in the Cisco world.  With this
>> substantial price increase to Juniper authentic why wouldn't they
>> build in dB meters in their SFP's?
> Remember all the problem caused by them shipping REs for m7i/m10i with
> only notebook rated (4 hour use per day) hard-drives rather than  
> server
> rated (24 hours use per day) drives, for a cost savings of ~$25? :)
> 1GE LX is the magic line where they make some slightly cheaper optics
> that don't include DOM, for every other product they don't even bother
> making it without. The price difference is probably about $10 on the
> wholesale side.
> http://www.finisar.com/optical_modules_2
> Notice the only GE product available without DOM support?
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