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40/100GbE MPO FIBER OPTIC CONNECTOR NORTH AMERICA MARKET FORECAST (2011-2016)

Abstract

In 2006, the IEEE 802.3 working group formed the Higher Speed Study Group (HSSG) and found that the growth in bandwidth for network aggregation applications was outpacing the capabilities of networks employing link aggregation with 10 Gigabit Ethernet. (The standard was announced in July 2007 and was ratified on June 17, 2010).

In May 2011, it is important to note that 10GbE is still migrating into the data centers. The 10GbE movement into the data centers will continue; however, "future-proofing" is expected to proceed with an accent (40/100G), especially in regards to network productivity as well as operating expenses (OPEX costs).

North America MPO Connector Market Forecast The capability to choose increased speed will enable networks to play with the 10GbE resources to the access layer allowing 40/100GbE to handle traffic at the aggregation and core layers. In EXCUTIVE STUDY SERVICE, ElectroniCast Consultants provides our 2010-2015 of MPO fiber optic connectors used in 40/100GbE; specifically, providing a detailed quantitative market forecast of the consumption in North America, covering the following:

40G Ethernet Network MPO

  • 12-fiber Multimode Connector
  • 24-fiber Multimode Connector
  • 12-fiber Single mode Connector
  • 24-fiber Single mode Connector

100G Ethernet Network MPO

  • 12-fiber Multimode Connector
  • 24-fiber Multimode Connector
  • 12-fiber Single mode Connector
  • 24-fiber Single mode Connector

Cabling Alternatives 40GbE and 100GbE Cabling for 40GbE and 100GbE can be optical fiber or copper. The supportable channel length depends on the cable and the transceiver type. With regards to connectors, the only significant change outlined in the 802.3ba standard is the use of MPO (Multi-Fiber Push On) type connectors at the multimode transceivers to support the multi-fiber parallel optics channels. For data center environments operating at 40GbE or 100GbE, OM3 and OM4 multimode cabling is generally recommended because its reach supports a wider range of deployment configurations compared to copper solutions, and the cost is lower compared to single-mode solutions. Cabling alternatives 40GbE and 100GbE include the following:

  • 100GBBase - CR10: maximum 7-meters (Copper Cable Assembly)
  • 40GBBase - CR4: maximum 7-meters (Copper Cable Assembly)
  • 100GBBase - SR10: maximum 100/150-meters (Parallel MMF OM 3/4)
  • 40GBBase - SR4: maximum 100/150-meters (Parallel MMF OM 3/4)
  • 100GBBase - LR4: maximum 10-kilometers (SMF - Single Mode Fiber)
  • 40GBBase - LR4: maximum 10-kilometers (SMF - Single Mode Fiber)
  • 100GE (only) - maximum 40-kilometers (SMF - Single Mode Fiber)
  • 100Gbase - ER4: maximum 40-kilometers (SMF - Single Mode Fiber)

MPO/MTP Connectors The 802.3ab standard requires multiple lanes of traffic per channel. To accomplish this, the 40/100GbE standard uses parallel optics. The 40GbE specification calls for a 12-fiber cabling solution with each channel featuring four dedicated transmit fibers and four dedicated receive fibers. The middle four fibers remain unused, or dark.

The 100GbE solution specifies 24 fibers divided into two 12-fiber arrays with one array dedicated to transmit and the other dedicated to receive. In each array, the middle ten fibers are dedicated to traffic while the two fibers on either end remain dark. For 100GbE several interface variants have been described with the preferred option being a single 24-fiber MPO/MTP connector. Alternately, two 12-fiber connectors can be positioned either vertically or side by side to make up the channel.

MPO is the industry acronym for "multi-fiber push on." The MPO-style connectors are most commonly defined by two different documents:

  • IEC-61754-7: MPO connectors internationally
  • EIA/TIA-604-5 (FOCIS 5): MPO connectors in the USA

The MTP connector is a high performance MPO connector with multiple engineered product enhancements to improve optical and mechanical performance when compared to generic MPO connectors. The MTP connector is in complete compliance with all MPO connector standards including the EIA/TIA-604-5 FOCIS 5 and the IEC-61754-7. The MTP connector is inter-matable with all generic MPO-style connectors that are compliant to these industry standards. For the purpose of this ElectroniCast market forecast, the MPO and the MTP are grouped together.

According to ElectroniCast, 12-fiber multimode MPO connectors dominates the North American (Mexico, Canada and the United States) 40/100GbE MPO connector marketplace, based on consumption value.

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Table of Contents

1. 40/100G Ethernet Networks - MPO Connector North America Market Forecast and Analysis

  • North America MPO Connector Market Forecast
  • Cabling Alternatives 40GbE and 100GbE
  • MPO/MTP Connectors
  • 40 GbE MPO Connectors North American Market Forecast (2010-2015)
  • 100 GbE MPO Connectors North American Market Forecast (2010-2015)

2. Standard Analysis

  • Higher Speed Study Group (HSSG)
  • OM3- and OM4-Specified Distances for Ethernet
  • Telecommunications Computing Architecture
  • IEEE 802.3ba 40G/100G - Physical Layer Specifications
  • Data Center Bridging (DCB)
  • IEEE 802.1 Data Center Bridging Task Group
  • Equal-cost multi-path routing (ECMP)
  • ANSI/TIA/EIA-942
  • Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
  • Other relevant working groups or standards

3. Application Analysis

  • LANs, MANs and WANs
  • Terabit Ethernet
  • The Data Center Mix
  • InfiniBand
  • Data Center Bridging (DCB)
  • Multiple Server Systems
  • Top-of-Rack (ToR)
  • Network-attached storage (NAS)
  • Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FcoE)
  • SANs and iSCSI
  • SANs and FCoE
  • Server virtualization
  • High Performance Computer Clusters/ High-performance computing (HPC)
  • Connector/Interface
  • Optical Fiber
  • Blade Server Access and Server NICs
  • SP, Aggregation Networks, Metro and Campus Core Networks
  • Aggregation Technology
  • Routers
  • Pre-Standard Implementation
  • Modular Switches
  • Server-to-Switch
  • 40G Ports Split into 4x10G SFP+ Ports
  • Telecommunications: OTN standard
  • Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
  • Modulation Technologies

4. Fiber Optic Cable/Transceiver Interface Analysis

  • IEEE 802.3ba 40G/100G Standard
  • 25Gbps Channels
  • Transceiver Form Factors
  • CFP Multi-Source Agreement (MSA)
  • 100GbE CFP Transceiver Supporting the ER4 Standard
  • Key Technology: 100GbE CFP Transceiver
  • 100GBase-SR10 (100GbE Transceivers)
  • 100G CFP Transceiver Module
  • CFP Parallel Optical Module
  • QSFP transceiver module for 40GbE
  • 4-Channel Pluggable QSFP + Transceiver for 40GBASE-SR4 applications
  • CXP Transceivers
  • Active Optical Cables (AOC)
  • 24-fiber 100G System
  • MPO Pre-terminated Cables & Fan-Outs
  • 40 and 100 GbE over multimode optical fiber
  • Single mode Optical Fiber
  • MPO connector/single fiber connector(s) "Fan-Out"
  • 10x10Gb/s Parallel Optics and MPO Connector

5. 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Switches

  • Cisco
  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Avaya
  • Brocade
  • Extreme Networks
  • Dell
  • HP
  • IBM
  • Juniper Networks

6. Methodology

7. Fiber Optics - Definitions

8. Market Forecast Database Introduction/Explanation

Addendum Market Forecast Data Base - Excel Spreadsheet

List of Figures

  • 4.1 CFP, CXP and QSFP Form Factors
  • 4.2 100GbE CFP Transceiver Supporting the ER4 Standard
  • 4.3 CFP Parallel Optical Module (100GBASE-SR10)
  • 4.4 4-Channel Pluggable QSFP + Transceiver for 40GBASE-SR4 applications
  • 4.5 Pre-Terminated MTP with Cable and Panel
  • 4.6 MPO female / MPO female OM3 multimode 12F - Ribbon cable 10m
  • 4.7 Schematic of MPO connector/single fiber connector(s) "Fan-Out"
  • 4.8 10x10Gb/s Parallel Optics and MPO Connector
  • 4.9 Modular Link System with OM3 and OM4 Assemblies with MPO Connectivity
  • 6.1.1 Market Research & Forecasting Methodology

List of Tables

  • 1.1 40/100GbE (Total) MPO Connectors North America Consumption (Value Basis, $ Million)
  • 1.2 40/100GbE (Total) MPO Connectors North America Consumption (Quantity, Unit/Thousand)
  • 1.3 40/100GbE (Total) MPO Connectors North America Consumption (Average Price, $ Each)
  • 1.4 40GbE MPO Connectors North America Consumption (Value Basis, $ Million)
  • 1.5 40GbE MPO Connectors North America Consumption (Quantity Basis, Unit/Thousand)
  • 1.6 40GbE MPO Connectors North America Consumption (Average Selling Price, $ Each)
  • 1.7 100GbE MPO Connectors North America Consumption (Value Basis, $ Million)
  • 1.8 100GbE MPO Connectors North America Consumption (Quantity Basis, Unit/Thousand)
  • 1.9 100GbE MPO Connectors North America Consumption (Average Selling Price, $ Each)
  • 2.1 IEEE 802.3ae and 802.3ba Standard: OM3- and OM4-Specified Distances for Ethernet
  • 2.2 IEEE 802.3ba 40G/100G - Physical Layer Specifications
  • 4.1 40/100GbE Transceiver Form Factor, by Media, Speed, Distance, by Generation 1 and 2
  • 4.2 OM Cable - Fiber Cable Specifications
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