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100 Gbit/s Carrier-Grade Ethernet Transport Technologies

The 100-GET project is divided in 5 subprojects. More information about each subproject can be found here:

Project Coordinator Project Consortium (incl. all sub-projects)
Rainer Derksen
NSN – Deutschland
phone: N/A
24 German partners
2 French partners
5 Swedish partners
5 Finnish partners
5 Spanish partners

This is a “Celtic” project;

Project Key Information

Start date

End date Budget (total) Effort (total) Project-ID
1 October 2007 end 2010 65,054 k€ 389 PY CP4-001

During recent years a growing trend towards IP/Ethernet transport technologies can be observed for local area, access, metro and core networks, and it is a common understanding that Ethernet will be the dominant transport technology of next generation metro/core networks. The expected strong growth of traffic in data networks combined with high pressure on transport costs will lead to a strong demand for the next generation of Ethernet technology soon. 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100 GbE) is expected to be the next logical evolution step after 10 GbE and according standardisation activities are already under discussion. Moreover, this major technological step has to be done in line with the evolution of a flexible broadband next generation metro/backbone network including the convergence of Ethernet with optical transport technologies (SDH/SONET, OTH, WDM). The 100GET project addresses new networking concepts and physical layer technologies for next generation Ethernet-based transport networks (beyond 10GbE).

Focus areas
  • Physical layer technologies for NG Ethernet-based transport networks using low cost 100GbE transponders
  • Prototypes to identify the most powerful technology options for 100GbE transport
Expected outcome
The prototypes will be analyzed in 100Gb/s transmission system tests in order to enable to identify the most powerful technology options for next generation 100 Gigabit Ethernet products.
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