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ETRI developed the 100 Gbps optical transceiver
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According to Yonhap News,


The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) within Daedeok R&D Special Zone in Daejeon said on Monday that it has successfully developed the 100 Gbps optical transceiver.


100 Gbps is equal to the speed of transmitting the data volume of three DVDs every second. The worldwide technology is expected to handle soaring data traffic.  


What makes the technology more fascinating is the fact that the speed of current system can be upgraded to 100 Gbps using existing 10 Gbps-based optical communication system without establishing additional backbone network, because the technology uses optical fiber in the existing optical transmission network.


The ETRI applied the technology into Korea Advanced Research Network (KOREN), a test bed network operated by the National Information Society Agency. The ETRI successfully completed the field trial, which saw 100 Gbps transmission over a 510-km Daejeon-Seoul-Daejeon round trip.


The recent development is composed of three technologies; optical transceiver for 100 Gbps Ethernet that transmits 100 Gbps Ethernet signal over 10 kilometers; OTN Framer that converts 100 Gbps Ethernet signal into transmission frame for long-distance optical transmission; 100 Gbps OTN optical transceiver that makes long-distance transmission possible via WDM transmission network.


Dr. Kim Gwang-jun, the chief of optical transmission research team at ETRI, said, "The recent development is excellent in terms of technology and price," adding that "Especially considering the 100 Gbps OTN optical transceiver targets the most potential market of 20 to 600-kilometer transmission distance, it is expected to be a dominant player in the global market."


The ETRI plans to display its 100 Gbps-related technologies during this year's OFC/NFOEC, the world's leading event for advancing optical solutions, at Los Angeles.     

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Source: Yonhap News (Feb. 6, 2012)


** This is the translation of a Korean article.

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