Ethernet Alliance demos 50G to 800G multi-vendor interoperability at OFC 2022

March 8, 2022
At the event, the Ethernet Alliance is also showcasing a live 400GbE fiber infrastructure linking multiple booths across the show floor.

The Ethernet Alliance announced that its interactive demonstration in its booth #5409 at this week's OFC 2022 (Feb. 6-10) highlights multi-vendor interoperability across 50 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), 100GbE, 200GbE, 400GbE and 800GbE technologies and solutions in a variety of form factors, media and reaches.

The demo connects equipment from 15 companies, including providers of switches and routers, interconnects, cables, optical modules and test and measurement solutions. At the event, the Ethernet Alliance is also showcasing a live 400GbE fiber infrastructure linking multiple booths across the show floor.

Representing all facets of the Ethernet ecosystem, the Ethernet Alliance demonstration at OFC 2022 features equipment and solutions from AMD (NASDAQ: AMD), Amphenol Corporation (NYSE: APH), Anritsu Company, Arista Networks Inc. (NYSE: ANET), EXFO Inc., Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), Keysight Technologies Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), Linktel Technologies, Marvell Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVL), Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. (TSX: SEV), Spirent Communications plc (LSE: SPT), TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL), Tektronix, Teledyne LeCroy Inc. (NYSE: TDY) and Xena Networks Inc.

“Ethernet is everywhere as it encompasses a singularly broad range of choices and options to serve a diversity of users, and constant innovation fans greater adoption of the technology as it’s applied across all types of companies and organizations to fuel business growth. The Ethernet Alliance demonstration at OFC 2022 will reflect these unique attributes,” said David J. Rodgers, events chair, Ethernet Alliance, and senior business development manager, EXFO. “Demonstrating interoperability across a wide range of legacy systems and emerging technologies reinforces Ethernet’s inherent flexibility and shows why it has established itself as the foundation of networking globally.”

In addition at OFC 2022, the Ethernet Alliance will host a panel discussion entitled, “What Makes Ethernet, Ethernet”,  scheduled to take place 10:30-11:30 a.m. Pacific March 9 in Exhibit Hall Theater II at the San Diego Convention Center.

David J. Rodgers is scheduled to moderate the panel, joined by Paul Brooks, optical transport technology and strategy, Viavi Solutions, Germany; Faisal Dada, director, strategic marketing, and principal architect, AMD; Jeff Maki, distinguished engineer II, Juniper Networks, USA, and Matt Traverso, distinguished engineer, Cisco Systems, USA.

The Ethernet Alliance said the panel will cover the defining aspects of Ethernet and how the industry seeks to preserve interoperation regardless of implementation.

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