Co-development of next generation coherent modules

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Effect Photonics and Jabil Photonics have announced that they intend to co-develop a next generation of coherent optical modules.

The modules will provide a solution for network operators and hyperscalers looking to address the increasing flow of data, ensuring continuity of service and security, as well as addressing growing demands for sustainability. This opportunity brings together the core competencies of both companies in a collaborative effort that will introduce advanced optical technologies in what is a rapidly changing market.

make available its System-on-Chip optical technology and Jabil will bring its experience of manufacturing coherent modules in very large quantities as well as its extensive sourcing capabilities.

“One of the ambitions we have as an organisation is to build strong partnerships to increase our ability to develop and deliver cutting-edge solutions,” said Harald Graber, CCO at Effect Photonics. “Hyperscalers are at the forefront of dealing with this seemingly never-ending growth in Internet traffic. This co-development with Jabil allows us to jointly innovate to get affordable, best-in-class solutions to market faster. Jabil will allow us to deliver reliably at a far greater scale to our global customer base.”

“Pluggable coherent transceivers are at the heart of a paradigm shift, enabling new open architectures through disaggregation of switches, transceivers and optical line systems that are needed for the massive surge in data driven by cloud and 5G applications,” explained Stefano Schiavoni, vice president and GM of Jabil’s Photonics business unit. “Jabil Photonics is a key player in coherent pluggable transceivers with our own portfolio and proven capabilities to help build innovative solutions and achieve volume production quickly. We’re excited to add Effect Photonics to our partner ecosystem.”