ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Jabil Inc. announced that its Photonics business unit successfully completed live network trials for the application of 100G in unamplified metro regional link scenarios.

Powered by Jabil Photonics’ GA CFP2 Digital Coherent Optics (DCO) 100G/200G Module, the first network scenario showcased an unamplified metro wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) point-to-point link with eight channels at a rate of 100Gb/s with the module achieving a 32-dB, error-free link (approximately 130 Km single-mode fiber) using the 100G quadrature phase shift keying (QPSK) with soft-decision forward error correction (SD-FEC) mode enablement.

The second network scenario for the same CFP2 DCO module involved a single channel 100Gb/s application reaching a 38-dB, 100G error-free link (more than 150 Km single-mode fiber) with the same working mode.

“The success of these network scenario trials demonstrates that Jabil’s module design can achieve these significant results, positioning the 100G/200G CFP2 DCO module as an optimized solution for unamplified metro data center interconnect and 5G networks,” said Stefano Schiavoni, vice president and general manager of Jabil’s Photonics business unit.