20% of Datacentre Switches will be 400 Gbps by 2020

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According to a recently published report by Dell’Oro Group, 400 Gbps is forecast to comprise 20% of datacentre switching revenue by 2020, with higher speeds – 100 Gbps, 200 Gbps, 400 Gbps, and 800 Gbps – forecast to drive signification growth over the next five years.


Commenting on the forecast, Dell’Oro Group Senior Director, Sameh Boujelbene said: “In December 2017, Broadcom announced its Tomahawk 3 chip based on 56G SerDes, joining both Innovium and Nephos. We expect merchant silicon based on 56G SerDes to drive growth in 200 Gbps and 400 Gbps shipments, with 400 Gbps comprising majority of the volume. By 2020 to 2021, we expect another speed upgrade cycle driven by 112G SerDes, which will drive 800 Gbps port shipments – plus another wave of 200 Gbps and 400 Gbps shipments.”