Challenges of Optical Power Measurement During 100G Service Turn-up

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Deploying networks using CFP transceivers presents a set of challenges that did not exist with previous generations of Ethernet. Any CFP-based 100G Ethernet deployment will commonly use a WDM interface*. This, in itself, is enough to require a new set of skills and tools to support network deployments. When deploying networks that use CFP transceivers, challenges arise where there were none in previous Ethernet generations.