Today we’re witnessing the rise of a new category of optical networking platforms, called compact modular. These platforms are disrupting the entire optical industry with significantly lower operating costs, including footprint and power consumption; unprecedented scale; and a whole new level of automation and programmability. They were initially designed for point-to-point data center interconnect applications, and according to the latest report from Cignal AI, compact modular sales growth surged in the third quarter of 2019, with a nearly 50% YoY increase in North America and EMEA. This session describes the rationale behind the rapid adoption and projected expansion of target applications for compact modular optical platforms. It also touches on the technology innovations expected in the upcoming 12 to 24 months, which will further increase compact modular deployments across all optical transport layers and all types of network operators. After this webinar you will understand: the evolution of compact modular platforms; how compact modular platforms significantly lower operating costs like footprint and power consumption and positively impact service economics; their target applications; and upcoming disruptive innovations for compact modular platforms.
Published on: November 12, 2020