Belden (NYSE: BDC) will host a webinar entitled Migration Strategies to 40G & 100G Over Multimode Fiber, to be presented by Paul Kish, director of systems and standards at Belden, on May 24 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT.
The presentation will provide an overview of the cabling requirements for networks operating under the 40GBase-SR4 and 100GBase-SR10 protocols. Attendees will receive guidance on an effective migration strategy to 40- and 100-Gigabit Ethernet over multimode fiber; optical fiber loss testing for accurate measurements; and the need for low-loss connectors to meet tight insertion loss budgets for 40G and 100G Ethernet links.
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The webinar's premise is that there is need for increased network bandwidth to meet global IP traffic demand, which is growing at a rate of 30% per year. In order to meet this demand, an effective migration strategy is required to transition from 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10-GbE) to 40 Gigabit Ethernet (40-GbE) and 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100-GbE) over multimode fiber for switch-to-server and storage area network connections in data centers, and for core switching and routing connections in the backbone.
The presentation will provide an overview of the cabling requirements that are contained in the IEEE 802.3ba standard for 40GBase-SR4 and 100GBase-SR10 Ethernet. It will also provide guidance on a test methodology to ensure accurate optical fiber loss measurements in the field. The need for low-loss connectors to meet tight insertion loss budgets for 40G and 100G Ethernet links will also be discussed.
Further, Belden will contend that the use of pre-terminated optical fiber cabling can facilitate a seamless migration path to 40-GbE and 100-GbE using the same cabling infrastructure, simply by adding trunk cable assemblies and changing out connectivity modules as needed. The webinar presentation will also cover the relative economics of 10-Gigabit versus 40-Gigabit and 100-Gigabit over optical fiber.