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This survey, conducted in 2Q16 with 60 communications service providers (CSPs) from Europe, MEA, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas, looks at CSPs' ON deployment plans and the CSP's progress against those plans.


  • The survey probed where CSPs are with their high-speed rollouts, advanced ROADM capabilities rollouts, and advanced NFV plans.

Features and Benefits

  • Details when CSPs plan to deploy 100G, 200G, and single-carrier 400G.
  • Details when CSPs plan to deploy purpose-built data center interconnnect and NFV solutions.

Key questions answered

  • When do CSPs plan to deploy CDC-F ROADM functionality?
  • What NFV functions will CSPs pursue first?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Optical Network Futures: Taking the Carrier Pulse

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