World-record for optical switching capacity of 53.3 Tb/s established

NICT Switching
October 6, 2017

In a new record, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) has demonstrated switching capacity for short-reach data-center networks at 53.3 Tb/s. The world-record setting demonstration was delivered by NICT President Hideyuki Tokuda. The demonstration made use of spatial division multiplexing (SDM) over multi-core optical fibers (MCFs) as well as a newly developed high-speed spatial optical switch system that enables full packet-granularity. One of the major motivations behind the…