RE: 3PMD Proposal
I agree with Howard's points.
The other thing that I've been hearing that concerns me is this
representation that the new MMF used for 1000BASE-SX will work for a 10 GbE
850nm solution. Without knowing the length of new MMF cable being installed,
that assertion cannot be guaranteed.
From: Howard Frazier [SMTP:hfrazier@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2000 6:09 PM
Subject: RE: 3PMD Proposal
Can you provide some numbers to substantiate this assertion:
>Please note that pulling new fiber is a small fraction of the total
>cost. Customers have already been installing the new multimode that
>used today for 1000BASE-SX, and can be upgraded to 10000BASE-850nm
>future. The bulk of 10 GBE port sales will occur after 2002. By
>there will be a significant and growing installed base of the new
What constitutes "a significant and growing installed base of the
Can you show us a timeline, going out for the next five years, with
your projections of the percentage penetration for the new fiber in
both the horizontal and backbone applications?
Cisco Systems, Inc.