Spirent and InnoLight ratify 800G Ethernet interoperability

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Bangalore: Spirent and InnoLight have successfully validated 800G optical transceiver interoperability. This latest 800G interoperability validation is key to high-speed Ethernet evolution and will further support 800G implementation.

InnoLight Technology is a leading global manufacturer of optical transceivers. It has successfully demonstrated an 800G link up and line rate traffic transmission using IEEE 802.3ck OSFP for VSR application.

Engineers from Spirent and InnoLight worked closely to develop and get the 800G link operational to emulate the traffic of hyperscale data centres.

“We were delighted to work with Spirent to showcase this latest step towards 800G interoperability,” said Osa Mok, CMO – InnoLight.

“As a vendor-agnostic test and measurement leaders, Spirent was able to help us create the environment to continuously test and validate the performance of our 800Gb/s OSFP DR8+ 2km SMP optical transceivers, which are such vital components of the future data centre and cloud network ecosystem,” added Mok.

Internet of Things (IoT), digital reality, artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are driving network traffic to an unprecedented level.

Spirent’s recent 2021 5G Report stated that new 5G network rollouts bring along new apps. And they are further adding to the already substantial internet capacity demands, which requires even faster interconnection technology. Hyperscalers needed continuing innovation in optical solutions to support this fast-growing bandwidth demand and achieve higher efficiencies.

“We are seeing increasing demand from customers for 800G test solutions. And this partnership with InnoLight is a major step forward in proving interoperability and increasing customer confidence in this new technology,” said Abhitesh Kastuar, GM – Cloud and IP, Spirent Communications.

“We are working at the bleeding edge of current high-speed Ethernet technology development to enable our customers to design, develop and eventually deploy 800G technology. And this successful interoperability demonstration will give early adopters the confidence to accelerate design and development of their 800G capable next-gen devices,” added Kastuar.

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