Multimode Fiber

How much data can run on a single Multi-mode Fiber.  I have several 48 port switches on a single pair of multi-mode fiber 50/125 back to the MDF.  I am curious on what the limit is.  Each switch is daisy chained to itself.  Doesn't look proper when I have more than enough direct run fiber for each one of them.
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Bryant SchaperCommented:
Hard answer depends on your hardware. But you could do 40 gig over mmf if it meets curtains specs. I think realistically 10gig so now your question is design. It is not uncommon to run an idf off the mdf with a single fiber run. But you would have to consider a potential failure of a given switch, how does one switch failure impact your design
The Data that can be pushed on a single multimode fiber depends on the optics connected to it. If the fiber connects to a 1 Gbps port. the throughput will be 1Gbps. if the port is 10 Gig port then you can push 10 Gpbs.
iTeam HelpDeskAuthor Commented:
Thank you mjhangiani2 and Bryant.  I knew the limitation of the switch were a factor BUT I was just wondering on a broader scale, how much data I could put on a Fiber optic at one time if the port was unlimited (I know there not).  More of a challenge question for a idea I have in the near future.  I would think that there has to be some kind of limit.
Bryant SchaperCommented:
100gb/s is possible, I assume this may go up as technology improves, but it would probably costly

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Thank you for helping me with some research.
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