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Re: IEEE 40GE & 100GE
I'm inclined to agree that when we are talking about unit numbers between 10km >> 40km optics, the marginal price change of a few bucks per optic (vs the human time to go and fix/groom/find/reduce optical losses) is pretty minimal.
For that 1% of customers that finds their total cost significantly impacted (vs, say the cost of the equipment these are going into, etc).... would force 10% of us to have to engineer bypass cross-connect panels with fewer physical connections (and spliced ones at that) to get the job done.
Just my guess... but no one has really complained about 10km reach optics being so expensive after the first 5 minutes they've been on the market.
Personally, I wish this much cost could be cut out of the 80/120km optics market... but hey, no one is asking me.