back to article Tencent lines up to deploy Broadcom's co-packaged optical switches

Broadcom will deploy its 25.6Tbit/sec Humbolt co-packaged optical (CPO) switches in China-based cloud provider Tencent's datacenters in a bid to accelerate adoption of the emerging network tech. The switches are based on a design announced in early 2021 that melds traditional switching with co-packaged optics. The tech …

  1. Kevin McMurtrie Silver badge

    Terminology soup

    I'm selling a 1500 MPH supercar. Now, 1500 MPH isn't street legal but we can gang up the seats to provide the throughput of 1500 MPH into a single vehicle traveling at 30 to 60 MPH. To ensure greater access to this supervehicle, rides will use a subscription model rather than up-front payments. Rates start at $1.75 for a two hour pass or $6.50 for a full day.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    As a semiconductor chip manufacturer I can appreciate the innovation and hardwork required to achieve this news. Well done team and congratulations.

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