Timothy Munks

Timothy Munks

Timothy Munks, a principal research analyst at IHS Markit, focuses on data center optics, metro and core optical networks and optical component markets.

His career has encompassed both R&D and commercial activities in business development, product line management and OEM sales. Mr. Munks joined IHS Markit in 2018 with more than 25 years of work experience in optical networking technology and optical component markets. Previously, he worked for Acacia Communications, NeoPhotonics and Lumentum/JDSU. He started his career performing research and development with a focus on fundamental component technology, including tunable lasers, laser wavelength stabilization for DWDM, high speed modulators, DSP’s and 100G optical transceivers. His original R&D efforts resulted in 14 US and 6 international patents. Mr. Munks holds an Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) from the University of Illinois, United States.


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COVID-19 Impact on Telco Network Infrastructure Investment - March 2020

Insights on how we are assessing, modeling and monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on network infrastructure investment including a look at the evolving dynamics in mobile infrastructure and 5G deployments, fixed access, and IP/optical transport networks.

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Mobile & Telecom
100G+ coherent optical port trends

100G coherent ports have been the dominant port rate used in WDM coherent transmission systems for the last seven years. This is now changing rapidly with the availability of 200G and 400G multi-rate technology. 200G port shipments have taken off in 2019, with 3Q19 port shipments up 97% YoY. The move to higher transmission rates is fueled by bandwidth growth. In 3Q18, the ratio of 100G to 200G ports was 2.5 to 1; just three quarters later in 2Q19, it was 1.1 to 1. Clients, please log in to view the full content.

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Enterprise & IT Mobile & Telecom
Inphi is the first to announce sampling of coherent DSPs for 400ZR

On 25 November 2019, Inphi announced it has started sampling its new Canopus coherent Digital Signal Processor (DSP), which the company claims is the industry’s first merchant 7 nm coherent DSP. The Inphi team focused the Canopus design on lower power dissipation, enabling it to support 400ZR small form factor (SFF) pluggable applications. 400ZR is an important specification as it promises to be the first interoperable coherent optics solution to offer the same faceplate density as pluggable client optics. This provides a nice 400G symmetry for edge routers and switches with 400G line-side connections of up to 120 km. We expect 400ZR transponders will become available in 2H20 and will gain significant market traction with hyperscale operators and some service providers for point-to-point DCI links. Clients, please log in to view the full content.

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Enterprise & IT Mobile & Telecom
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