1 Terabit boosted as standard for next gen optical networks gear

Hoping to avoid the debate that arose last time optical networking speed limits were set, a Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) engineer has thrown down the gauntlet in favor of 1 Terabit as top end speeds.

"Let's not repeat the 100G versus 40G debate--let's stick with one and my answer is 1 Terabit," Shamin Akhtar, Comcast's senior director of network architecture and technology said during a keynote address at Light Reading's Packet-Optical Transport Expo.

Comcast, which is part of a "100 G and Beyond" users group with AT&T (NYSE: T), Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), fast followed AT&T into the 100G space earlier this year.

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