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A Cost-effiective Solution – Cisco Compatible SFP

According to the report of Gartner, Cisco has taken up almost half of the global network equipment market share (totally $38 billion), ahead of other competitors in the telecommunication industry. To a large extend, it is the switches’ market share that attributes to this success. Cisco SFP is the small form factor pluggable module that is usually plugged into the switch. But its price is very high, even up to thousands of dollars. The highly cost is the reason why many customers hesitate to buy it. So in this case, in order to offer a cost-effective solution for you, Cisco compatible SFP in Fiberstore comes around.

Why Choose Fiberstore

Cisco compatible SFP offered by Fiberstore are the most cost-effective standards-based SFP modules fully compatible with Cisco switches & routers. The main advantage of Cisco compatible SFP over Cisco SFP is its cost, which makes it become the cost-effective solution. Here we are going to give a price comparison by taking some examples.

Model Number Price of Cisco compatible SFP Price of Cisco SFP
GLC-T $16.00 $ 395.00
GLC-LH-SMD $7.00 $ 995.00
GLC-LH-SM $7.00 $ 995.00
GLC-SX-MM $6.00 $ 500.00

With this great advantage, Fiberstore has become one of the best-sellers in this industry. What is more, besides the above kinds, various kinds of Cisco Compatible SFPs with good quality and service are also offered here.

Features & Applications of Fiberstore Cisco Compatible SFP

The capacity of Fiberstore Cisco compatible SFP modules is as good as Cisco SFP. They are both of low-power consumption, operating on Cisco switches steady. Generally, there are three kinds of Cisco compatible SFP modules designed to used for three main applications. They are Fast Ethernet SFP, Cisco Gigabit Ethernet SFP and WDM SFP. Next, each application will be given a brief description.

Fast Ethernet SFP – Fast Ethernet SFP comes in six configurations which can be described as the Cisco 100BASE-X SFP. It is a hot-swappable input/output device that plugs into Fast Ethernet ports, dual-rate Fast/Gigabit Ethernet ports, or Gigabit Ethernet ports of a Cisco switch or router, linking the port with the fiber cabling network. One of its configuration is 100BASE-FX SFP, operating on ordinary multimode fiber optic (MMF) link spans up to 2 kilometers long. But there is a point you should note that Cisco offers two products for 100BASE-FX. One is GLC-FE-100FX is for 100Mbps Ethernet ports, and the other one is GLC-GE-100FX is for Gigabit Ethernet ports. Both products can be found in Fiberstore with compatible solution.


Gigabit Ethernet SFP – SFP for Gigabit Ethernet can be described as Cisco 1000BASE-X SFP, which plugs into a Gigabit Ethernet port or slot. Compared with Fast Ethernet SFP, its speed and capacity are better. And currently, it still plays an important part in the telecommunication networks. For example, 1000BASE-SX SFP, which is a cost effective module with high performance, can support dual data-rate of 1.25 Gbps/1.0625 Gbps and 550m transmission distance with MMF.


CWDM & DWDM SFP – The speed of CWDM & DWDM SFP can be up to 10 Gbps, with a full options of wavelength for both CWDM and DWDM applications. They both allow enterprises, companies and service providers to provide scalable and easy-to-deploy Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel services in their networks.

Nowadays, Fiberstore has become one of the leaders in compatible optical transceiver modules global manufacturer and supplier trade. At present, there are a lot of discounts for bulk orders in Fiberstore. For more information, please contact us directly over e-mail sales@fs.com.