The upgrade enables100G coherent detection,long-haul transport without OEO (optical-electronic-optical
conversion) and high-bandwidth service transport between core sites.It fully protects TMA s investment in the existing network, and helps to meet current business needs while reserving expansion space for future needs.
These upgrades may eliminate the optical-electronic-optical
bottleneck, which will in turn enable the routing of photons at higher speeds.
OEO is not a new breakfast cereal - it stands for Optical-Electronic-Optical
. To switch or route traffic between different fibres, photons have to be converted to an electronic signal and then reconverted to photons to pass on their way.