The demand for optical modules has been increasing in recent years. One important reason is the advent of more demanding IT applications and data transmission standards like 5G. Owing to the exorbitant cost of OEM modules, third-party modules are preferred by a majority of consumers.
The growing development and adoption rate of fiber optic technology has prompted an increased usage of compatible SFP transceiver modules. The question remains however – are SFP transceiver modules compatible with existing equipment? Also, how interoperable are they with other brands?
There has been a great deal of debate around the choice of original equipment manufacturers (OEM) optical modules and third-party transceivers. Users consider quality, performance, compatibility, and warranties before they make a decision. So, as a buyer, which one should you choose between OEM and third-party optical modules?