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Acacia Communications Announces the Industry-s First 100G Coherent Module That Is Commercially Deployed Globally

MAYNARD, MA — (Marketwire) — 09/16/12 — , the leader in delivering intelligent subsystems for ultra-high speed fiber optic transmission, today announced that the Company has been shipping its commercial AC100 coherent OIF-compliant modules in volume production since 2011, and are successfully deployed across optical networks in every region of the globe.

The AC100 enables data center operators, carriers, cable operators, and service providers to meet ever-expanding bandwidth demand created by the growth of video and IP traffic on consumer and business devices. The module accomplishes this through significantly improved 100G transmission performance for long-haul and regional applications. Leveraging powerful digital signal processing techniques and optimized high-speed optical design, the AC100 provides industry-leading optical performance including Soft-Decision Forward Error Correction and sophisticated digital signal processing capabilities. These features enable production network deployments such as the world-s largest 100G network that also includes the longest all-optical route ever deployed with 100G wavelengths.

“We are very pleased with the adoption rates of 100G and the successes our customers have experienced with the AC100,” said Raj Shanmugaraj, President and CEO, Acacia Communications. “Our products have been incorporated in several complex networks based on performance, including a 24-span, 2500-km all optical path through 9 ROADMs, which represents the longest 100G network ever commercially deployed. Demand for our ground-breaking 100G coherent module has been very strong among a host of market-leading communications partners, and we anticipate strong continued growth in AC100 powered optical networks.”

“Spending in the content provider and the enterprise spaces is driving a significant portion of the optical market as of Q2 of 2012, which is especially relevant for 100G vendors,” said Eve Griliches, Vice President Optical Networking, ACG Research. “Acacia has demonstrable strength with product deployed in production networks with many customers now. Clearly they offer vendors, service providers and content providers with an MSA solution that can be leveraged immediately.”

Acacia additionally announced today that Founder and CTO Benny Mikkelsen will be speaking at the 6th Annual Market Focus session at in Amsterdam. Addressing “100G Coherent Transceiver Technologies for DWDM Metro Applications: Key requirements and Design Trends,” Mikkelsen will be speaking on Tuesday, September 18 from 3:25 to 3:55 local time.

The AC100 module, with its unique high performance long-haul capabilities, leverages a purpose built ASIC developed by Acacia and avoids the necessity of multiple regeneration sites across the network, reducing total network costs and complexity. Fully tested and qualified, the AC100 is the first 100G coherent module to be OIF compliant. Key features and benefits include:

Lowest power consumption in the industry, well below OIF recommendations

Fully Telcordia qualified

OIF MSA-compliant form factor

Fast and extensive Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD) compensation range, enabling transport of 100G over fiber links that cannot even support 10G today

Comprehensive performance monitoring providing instant system and link information

The market for 100G subsystems is anticipated to grow to $2.5 billion per year over the next three years. Service providers, carriers and data center operators are rapidly moving from 10G and 40G to 100G, propelled by performance, cost, ease of deployment and burgeoning demands for better network speeds.

Acacia was founded in 2009 by a group of seasoned entrepreneurs with a unique combination of optical, electrical, communication, ASIC, DSP, manufacturing and business skills. Acacia designs, develops, manufactures, and markets intelligent subsystems for ultra high speed fiber optic transmission for local, metro, long-haul, and ultra-long haul applications. Our products use cutting edge optical and electrical technology based upon sophisticated modulation and digital signal processing techniques to power high-speed transmission at 40 Gbps, 100Gbps and beyond. For more information contact us at .

Chris Carleton
Cell: 857-891-2989

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