Champion ONE Launches 100G Coherent Switch

CLEVELAND – 19 September 2019 – Champion ONE, a leading supplier of open optical network solutions, is announcing the general availability of a 100G Coherent Open Network Switch.

In addition to 16 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) QSFP28 ports for Ethernet connections, this switch also features 8 CFP2 slots for digital coherent optics (DCO). These ports integrate the functionality of a 100 GbE switch and coherent transponder in a compact 1.5 rack unit (1.5RU) enclosure. By offering 100G transmission over 2000km (or 200G transmission over 800km), this is a cost-effective, highly scalable solution for long-haul applications in telecom and mobile service providers; cloud providers; and data center providers with high bandwidth requirements.

The 100G coherent switch can also be seen as a complementary solution to Champion ONE’s new 100G Active DWDM Open Line System, released in June 2019. The Open Line System can connect to the 16 QSFP28 ports on the coherent switch for easy-to-deploy link aggregation to solve fiber scarcity challenges.

“Global network traffic will continue to grow substantially, driven by human usage and machine-to-machine communications,” said Tim Yanda, Champion ONE’s Director of Engineering. “We’ve heard from network operators across industries who are looking for long-distance networking solutions with high bandwidth, capacity, and efficiency.

“Champion ONE’s coherent solution of a 100G coherent switch and coherent optics answers these significant needs by enabling simplified, long-reach Ethernet transport in a compact package.”

This new switch extends Champion ONE’s existing line of Intelliport open network switches. These switches disaggregate network hardware and software and can enable network operators to scale their networks more efficiently, increase control over their network, and reduce capital and operating costs. For more information on this entire product line, visit

About Champion ONE

Champion ONE is a global supplier of open standards-based, carrier-grade network solutions for clients in the service provider, enterprise, data center, healthcare, education, and government sectors. The company’s optical transceivers, open network switches, and passive network solutions are optimized for interoperability with the industry’s leading OEM platforms. For additional information about Champion ONE, call 800-860-7466, visit our website, or follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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Christina O’Neill
Champion ONE

+1 216.831.1800

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