Demand for more and faster data continues to grow. Cloud-based services, video streaming, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, 5G connectivity, and more put a strain on communications networks. Network infrastructure, in particular, data center interconnects (DCIs), must evolve and transform to support these demands. Today’s DCIs need to offer higher bandwidth transfer rates and ensure energy efficiency.

Three key trends highlighted in this paper:

  • Coherent optical moves to DCI
  • Integrated photonics enables terabit speeds
  • 400ZR provides a cost - effective alternative