What You Don't Know About Multimode Fiber But Should

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Data center managers constantly balance escalating data rates and the costs to build infrastructures that will support bandwidth today and tomorrow. In this webinar from CommScope, you will learn how Wide Band Multimode Fiber (WBMMF) will enable migration from 10 to 40 to even 100 Gigabit speeds over a single fiber pair, as well as provide legacy support for existing applications. You will come away with an understanding of the application drivers, multiplexing technology, parallel fiber transmission, and Short Wavelength Wave Division Multiplexing. This presentation will also review the cabling evolution roadmap and the WBMMF specification framework.

Paul Kolesar


Paul Kolesar
Engineering Fellow, CommScope

Paul is an Engineering Fellow in the Enterprise Solutions division of CommScope in Richardson, TX. He received his BSEE degree from the Pennsylvania State University and MSEE degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Employed with Bell Laboratories from 1981 to 2001, Paul designed and developed PBX circuit packs and fiber optic multiplexers, and in 1988 assumed systems engineering responsibility for optical fiber structured cabling systems within the SYSTIMAX SCS business. He actively contributes to the development of industry standards within ISO/IEC regarding structured cabling, IEC TC86 on fiber optics, IEEE 802.3 on Ethernet; and chairs TIA TR-42.11 on optical systems. He holds issued and pending patents on optical patch-panel design, array connectivity supporting parallel transmission, and high-speed multimode transmission. He conceptualized and drove the standardization of laser-optimized multimode fibers now known internationally as OM3 and OM4 for which he received the IEC 1906 Award in 2011. These fibers have been specified within Ethernet and Fiber Channel standards to support low-cost VCSEL-based transmission systems from 1 Gb/s to 100 Gb/s and constitute the vast majority of optical media installed in data centers today.