CXtec cited in Gartner's network transceivers research paper, How to Avoid the Biggest Rip-Off in Networking

  • Aug 27, 2017

CXtec has been identified as a supplier of non-OEM branded third-party transceivers by Gartner in its August 2017 research report entitled, “How to Avoid the Biggest Rip-Off in Networking [ID G00336695].”


Gartner analysts Andrew Lerner and Sanjit Ganguli state, “Network transceivers make up 10% to 15% of enterprises' network capital spending, and most suppliers excessively overcharge. Infrastructure & Operations leaders responsible for networking can use this research to help curtail wasteful spending and reallocate it to more strategic initiatives.”


The report states, “third-party transceivers are available from numerous companies, including secondary hardware providers. This creates further savings, as out-the-door prices are typically 80% to 90% lower than OEM list prices…Network original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their channel partners often use aggressive sales tactics, as well as fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) to scare enterprises away from using third-party transceiver OEMs that offer lower prices.”


“Our customers trust our network optics product offering,” said Frank Kobuszewski, CXtec Vice President of the Technology Solutions Group. “That’s because we have the answers for providing the quality optics they rely on, while keeping their costs down. For example, each optic is flashed and tested in the intended device it’s to be used in fore added quality assurance.”


CXtec offers compatible optics that are identical to manufacturers' offerings. Customers can save a lot and maximize their investments with CXtec compatible versions. These compatible transceivers contain the same opto-electronics and are supplied by the same distributers as higher-priced optics, but cost a fraction of the price and come with a lifetime warranty.


CXtec not only offers optic, but studies them as well.  In the CXtec blog, “How to Find the Right Cisco Compatible Optical Transceivers,” it discusses the importance of finding a trusted partner and, in this case, brand name vs. compatible modules. In another CXtec blog, “Not all compatibles are created equal,” the tremendous cost savings associated with compatible optics is explored.


To learn more about the optical transceiver product offering from CXtec, click here.

About CXtec: CXtec creates world-class brands of hardware, maintenance and support alternatives allowing its customers to maximize their technology lifecycle. Its brand of equal2new® certified pre-owned networking and voice equipment is backed by an industry-leading lifetime warranty. Its IT asset disposition services maximize the value of used technology. Its RapidCare® third-party maintenance offering provides an alternative to OEM support at a fraction of the cost. And CABLExpress®, a brand of CXtec, manufactures high-performance data center cabling products. CXtec has been ranked on the CRN Solution Provider 500 list of North America’s Top Technology Integrators for 17 consecutive years. CXtec’s headquarters and its Technology Certification and Distribution Center are located in Syracuse, NY. For more information, visit