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Worldwide Supply Compatible Optical Transceivers

Worldwide supply offers an extensive product portfolio from legacy to leading edge connectivity solutions for data center, telecom and enterprise applications. One of the most popular product lines with our customers is our compatible optical transceivers. The Worldwide Supply optics line offers a cost-effective alternative to the OEM, with next day availability on most parts.QSFP28-CWDM4-W

Coherent & PAM4 DWDM Transceivers

Coherent and PAM4 wavelength division multiplexing options are some of the fastest signal modulation types on the market today. We offer these pluggable 100G optics in form factors like CFP, CFP2, and QSFP. Learn more about Coherent and PAM4 optics:

Coherent DWDM


The Worldwide Supply Difference:

  • Custom solutions – WWS can provide custom optical solutions that either exceed OEM specifications (i.e. distance) or in some cases we can provide a part that simply doesn’t exist from the OEM (i.e. 40GBASE Bidi for Juniper).
  • Dedication to dependability – WWS continues to invest and maintain a state-of-the-art testing facility to ensure that parts work exactly to the customer’s specification.
  • Rigorous testing procedures to ensure high performance, reliability, durability.
  • Quality – All WWS transceivers adhere to MSA specifications and meet all IEEE industry standards.

Why Compatible Optics?

The pressure to control cost is becoming ever more difficult as networks continue to scale at a rapid rate and the ‘need for speed’ is increasing to support user growth.  We’ve estimated that optical transceivers account for 10-15% of the networking cost. Once an overlooked component, transceivers are now at the forefront of discussion for operations and procurement. As newer technologies become commercialized, the need for higher capacity networks will skyrocket, thus driving the demand for higher speed optics (and more of them).

Worldwide Supply’s leverages the best-in-class technology advancements in optical components by strategically partnering with the industry’s leading manufacturer who directly supplies OEMs. While OEMs have high markups to cover initial R&D costs, WWS utilizes existing manufacturing infrastructure set forth by the OEM which enables us to cut costs and obtain the same optics.

Bottom-line: WWS optics are the same quality as OEM but are budget-friendly.

Learn more about how compatible optics compare to OEM in this post where we debunk common myths and misconceptions about 3rd party optics.

But wait, won’t Compatible Optics void my switch manufacturer’s warranty?

The simple answer is no. While OEM’s warranties do not cover third-party optics, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act prohibits them from revoking warranty support on their equipment due to the use of third-party optics.

See Cisco’s Policy below:

“When a product fault or defect occurs in the network, and Cisco concludes that the fault or defect is not attributable to the use of third-party memory, cables, GBICs, filters, or other non-Cisco components installed by a customer or reseller, Cisco will continue to provide support for the affected product under warranty or covered by a Cisco support program.” – Cisco Product Warranty

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About Worldwide Supply Optics

Transceivers provide a clear specification for support and best-in-class functionality. Worldwide Supply has capitalized on these specifications to create our own brand of optics equipment. Our application-specific testing ensures that all of our product lines are tested and simulated in a network environment. We’re happy to provide a free demo of our 100% OEM compatible optics.

When you choose Worldwide Supply optics, you’re able to secure the right equipment that was recently constructed and built to meet precise industry specifications. Plus, we test all of our equipment in real-world scenarios to ensure it will support your network architecture and deployment needs.

Don’t leave anything to chance by selecting old or outdated components that other OEMs no longer support. We even have refurbished Worldwide Supply optics to help you get fully backed and certified equipment at an affordable price.

Support for Any Standard Specification

Worldwide Supply optics are purpose-built to meet your network needs and give you an alternative to the costly tools and equipment of the big network OEMs. While they only focus on the latest standards, we know that many networks need reliable equipment in a variety of form factors. Look through our selection below to find some of the best new and used Worldwide Supply optics that can exceed your performance needs and budgeting restrictions.

Regardless of your fiber optic transceiver requirement, Worldwide Supply will help you identify the product that best fits your network and budget requirement. Save as much as 60-80% compared to OEMs and Worldwide Supply optics come with a lifetime warranty.

Browse our selection to find what you need with advanced features like hot-swappable components, support for top speeds, backward compatibility with older line cards, Cisco switch and router support and much more. When you’ve found the right refurbished Worldwide Supply optics, be sure to contact our experts for any additional parts and spares management support you desire. We’ve got some of the best warranties and support in the business and can provide you with a maintenance package that covers the vast majority of your network equipment already deployed under a single contract.