BPA Consulting have recently released their latest High Speed Report 2016-2021

18 July 2016


LONDON, UK – 15 JULY 2016

BPA Consulting have recently released their latest High Speed Report 2016-2021 highlighting a number of important opportunities for the electronics industry.  

One such opportunity pertains to high-performance Datacenter or Hyper Datacenter networks which require high-performance switches. Increasingly this means interface speeds of at least 40GbE and in 2016 we are seeing more 100GbE datalinks at the spine or core layer where traffic and application demands are highest. By 2019, we are going to see the demand growing by an order of magnitude compared to 2014. The figure below illustrates that 100GbE will be the dominant technology.

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Figure 5.2   DEMAND FOR 100GBPS TRANSCEIVERS (Millions)


What about the technologies? Using custom-built silicon with 40GbE or even 100GbE capacity as a multi-layer spine switch for a large network can be a good investment. On the other hand, at the access layer, where performance demands are less, having traditional switches based on merchant silicon or white boxes makes sense both commercially and operationally. Custom-built silicon switches can deliver significant value with improved performance, reliability, durability and capacity. Potentially such a technology choice will facilitate a longer life-cycle over many years. In scenarios where high latency will have a significant detrimental impact such as financial services transactions, custom built silicon has a significant advantage by eliminating the compromises between logic scale and physical scale.

More details on this crucial Report are available on our website including:

-         High Speed Report Overview

-         What’s Changing

-         New Entrants

-         Datacenters

-         Significant Changes

-         Summary of Key Trends from the Report

-         Report Deliverables

-         Downloadable High Speed Report Brochure (attached)

You can dowload the High Speed Report brochure by clicking here.

Please contact Mark Hutton ( or Christine Smith ( for any further information.


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