Shaping the future of transceivers for reliable optical networks


Written by 

James Merchant

Product Manager Optical Transport

In networks where seamless data transmission is paramount, transceivers stand out as a vital component for reliable connectivity, facilitating seamless communication across networks while ensuring that the data flow never falters. 


While transceivers may often go unnoticed, they serve as crucial interfaces between different network components, making them an indispensable part of any network setup. Reliability and compatibility are non-negotiable when it comes to transceivers, but finding the right solution for your projects is essential if reliable connectivity is to be achieved. This is where the expertise of HUBER+SUHNER comes to the fore.


A trusted partner


A transceiver is responsible for receiving and transmitting data across an optical network, using fiber optic (FO) technology to convert electrical signals to light signals, then back again when required. Once converted, these signals are then quickly distributed over optical fiber to other areas of the network. 


HUBER+SUHNER not only provide transceivers but builds them from the ground up, manufacturing high-precision optical components designed to function within cutting-edge transceiver solutions. Our robust portfolio of carrier-grade transceivers, when combined with our extensive experience in transceiver coding, provides customers with the means to efficiently expand and maintain their networks.


Collaborating with major manufacturers across the industry, HUBER+SUHNER is not only shaping the current landscape for transceiver technology but is also playing an active role in developing ‘future-ready’ solutions. Our latest innovation showcases our commitment to ensuring efficiency and performance, with a micro-sized Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) components for 100G, 400G, and 800G transceivers designed to offer customers a high-precision performance. The component’s unique design minimizes energy consumption without compromising on quality, ensuring your network stays agile and eco-friendly.


Utilising HUBER+SUHNER solutions gives customers the assurance that their networks are backed by a company with significant experience in the market. With a 95% market share in WDM components for the world's first 100G LR4 CFP transceivers, HUBER+SUHNER and our comprehensive product range from 1G to 400G are already making a difference in networks across the globe.


Suiting your requirements


At HUBER+SUHNER, our stringent quality control processes, compliant with ANSI standards, ensure that our customers receive only the best solutions on the market. We perform continuous product testing and site inspections, with accelerated aging tests performance over a number of temperature cycles to ensure optimal product lifecycles. Any contract manufacturers associated with HUBER+SUHNER are also carefully vetted, qualified and re-audited annually for quality control from purchase to installation.


Supporting coding for over 50 companies, we are perfectly positioned to realise your specific requirements. This includes the creation of transceivers that older switch types often cannot handle, such as 10G DWDM for older Cisco solutions. This expertise will also help HUBER+SUHNER develop the next generation of transceivers while providing guidance to customers navigating the complexities of transceiver standards such as MSA and IEEE, alongside non-standardised transceiver technology.


With an established lab and development team located in Mainz, Germany, our team of experts are already developing next-generation components with distribution to transceiver manufacturers found worldwide. This will soon include a component for 800G transceivers, offering customers the smallest design for the lowest energy consumption.


Whether it’s a transceiver from our portfolio or intricate components required for a project, HUBER+SUHNER can secure your peace of mind when establishing reliable optical networks. Visit our product page to discover the solutions capable of transforming your operations.