AW: 3PMD Proposal
my personal concern is focusing on new MMFiber when talking about pulling new fiber.
We as a community of Fiber Optics supporters will run into similar argumentation as the copper industry does today where in the past fiber always has been sold as future proof.
How can we do the next step beyond 10GBE on MMF ?
So when pulling new fiber, my recommendation always would be single mode.
Von: Booth, Bradley [mailto:bradley.booth@xxxxxxxxx]
Gesendet am: Donnerstag, 15. Juni 2000 06:55
Betreff: 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.