GIGALIGHT Launches Hardened Active Optical Cable (HAOC) for 5G Base Stations

Shenzhen, China, January 4, 2022 – GIGALIGHT has announced to launch a series of Hardened Active Optical Cable (HAOC) products suitable for outdoor 5G base stations.
GIGALIGHT’s HAOC assembly is consist of a module part and a cable part. The module part adopts industrial-grade optoelectronic chips and supports industrial operating temperature range of -40 to +85°C (I-Temp). At the same time, the cable part adopts multi-mode outdoor armored optical cables, with armored protection for the optical fiber through imported reinforced spun fiber, small stainless steel hose, and braided mesh. The HAOC features dust-proof, moisture-proof, anti-pressure and anti-rodent-bite capabilities, so that the product can be deployed in the harsh outdoor environments of 5G fronthaul.
GIGALIGHT’s HAOC can be used for the data transmission in the base station and for the coordinated transmission between the base station group, and can also be used for edge data centers in certain humid and hot environments. Its reliability can reduce operation and maintenance costs, and it is a 5G fronthaul optical interconnection solution that allows customers to rest assured and satisfied.

The HAOC family that GIGALIGHT has launched includes 4 types shown as following:

  • 10G SFP+ HAOC 400m I-Temp
  • 25G SFP28 HAOC 300m I-Temp
  • 100G QSFP28 HAOC 300m I-Temp
  • 100G QSFP28 to 4x 25G SFP28 HAOC 100m I-Temp

GIGALIGHT has a rich 5G fronthaul industrial-grade product line which includes the following products:

  • 25G eCPRI SFP28 LR 10km/20km I-Temp
  • 25G eCPRI SFP28 ER 30km/40km I-Temp
  • 25G eCPRI SFP28 BiDi 10km/20km/40km I-Temp
  • 25G eCPRI SFP28 CWDM 10km/15km I-Temp
  • 25G eCPRI SFP28 LWDM 10km/20km/40km I-Temp
  • 25G eCPRI SFP28 MWDM 10km/20km I-Temp
  • 25G eCPRI SFP28 DWDM 2km/10km I-Temp

The launch of GIGALIGHT HAOC is a supplement to GIGALIGHT’s 5G fronthaul product line.


As the open optical network device explorer, GIGALIGHT integrates the design, manufacture and sales of active & passive optical devices and subsystems. The main products are optical transceivers, silicon photonics transceivers, liquid cooling transceivers, optical passive components, AOC & DAC, coherent optical modules and open DCI BOX subsystems. GIGALIGHT is a hardware solution provider of innovatively designed high-speed optical interconnection that focuses on data center, 5G carrier network, metro WDM transmission, UHD broadcast video and other application fields.