Mitel builds 80-channel light chip

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Mitel builds 80-channel light chip

The Canadian Mitel Corporation says it has working prototypes of a chip that boosts the number of data channels available in one optical-fiber light stream from the standard 16 to 80. If true, this “breakthrough,” based on Mitel’s reportedly superior ability to control the layering and etching of glass on a silicon base, will lower the cost of optical networks and dramatically increase fiber-optic network efficiencies.

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