What is FEC?
Forward Error Correction is the addition/interleaving of redundancy in a data stream allowing for correction of errors during reception of data without retransmission.
FEC is a bandwidth efficient solution to increasing the BER. No need for retransmission.
Based on highly complex mathematical field known as sets and finite field theory.
Provides increased gain which can be DIRECTLY applied to the optical link budget
FEC decreases the BER
FEC is a bandwidth efficient solution to improving the BER.
Allows correction without retransmission
Allows decreased receiver cost for equivalent performance