The reason why there is still a deployment
of MMF is the cost. SMF modules (10km) for 100 GbE is more than one magnitude
higher cost than MMF 100m over OM3. For that reason, MMF will continue
to play an important role, until there is parity in cost between the two
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Please respond to
Mikael Abrahamsson <swmike@SWM.PP.SE>
Re: [802.3BA] Longer OM3 Reach Objective
On Mon, 17 Mar 2008, Petar Pepeljugoski wrote:
> We have seen this happen with copper - lengths are shrinking, and
> filling the void for ever shorter links. The same will inevitably
> to MMF on the longer side of the links. where SMF will be more
I am very curious as to why someone would do new deployments of MMF today.
I know quite a few in the ISP business who has decided to go solely to
to try to cut down on number of spare parts and types of cables. Cost of
cables and installation seems very similar.
Is there really an end user cost benefit with MMF today? Also,
theoretically, will MMF survive the next leap in speed again, isn't it
just a matter of time before everybody has to switch to SMF anyway?