On Fri, 20 Jun 2003 14:56:41 -0400 "Deepak Jain" wrote:
We are looking for advice/experience from folks who has used small
Also what are the pros and cons of CDWM and DDWM?
Application; 5 Mile Dark Fiber between two carrier neutral hotels
All help is appreciated and results will be shared if requested.
I think the biggest difference between small DWDM and CWDM is
growth room you need.
If you need 8 wavelengths (possibly 16 is still called CWDM
but I doubt
you can stay on the CWDM side. The lasers and the gear is generally
With DWDM gear everything seems to be more expensive, but you
get a lot
more control as the electronics governing the chassis' tend to be
advanced. On a short run like that, many advanced features like
amplification and such are not necessary. I am not aware of any
CWDM amplifiers yet. (for example).
If you are planning more than just 1 DF run, you could buy the
expensive solution and just swap it out when you need something more
the CWDM solution somewhere else.
If you have decent/modern fiber, you should be able to
8 waves x 1G or 8 x 2.5G (full duplex). Some DWDM gear will let you
that on just 8 colors by going full duplex on each fiber (each thread).
So its a question of how much BW you need and how much you
want to pay
for right now.
(If I am wrong, someone please correct me).
Hope this helps, let me know what you decide.
I would be interested in recommendations for specific hardware. We
are looking at longer runs and the units must be NEBS compliant as the
nodes are in telco COs.