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End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco Gigabit Ethernet GBIC Modules

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Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco Gigabit Ethernet GBIC Modules. The last day to order the affected product(s) is February 1, 2014. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 of the EoL bulletin. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product(s). Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement. For customers with active and paid service and support contracts, support will be available under the terms and conditions of customers' service contract.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Gigabit Ethernet GBIC Modules




End-of-Life Announcement Date

The date the document that announces the end of sale and end of life of a product is distributed to the general public.

February 1, 2013

End-of-Sale Date

The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.

February 1, 2014

Last Ship Date:

The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.

May 2, 2014

End of Routine Failure Analysis Date:

The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of hardware product failure or defect.

February 1, 2015

End of New Service Attachment Date:

For equipment and software that is not covered by a service-and-support contract, this is the last date to order a new service-and-support contract or add the equipment and/or software to an existing service-and-support contract.

February 1, 2015

End of Service Contract Renewal Date:

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.

May 2, 2018

Last Date of Support:

The last date to receive applicable service and support for the product as entitled by active service contracts or by warranty terms and conditions. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.

January 31, 2019

HW = Hardware OS SW = Operating System Software App. SW = Application Software

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description


1000BASE-CWDM 1470 nm GBIC (single mode only)


1000BASE-CWDM 1490 nm GBIC (single mode only)


1000BASE-CWDM 1510 nm GBIC (single mode only)


1000BASE-CWDM 1530 nm GBIC (single mode only)


1000BASE-CWDM 1550 nm GBIC (single mode only)


1000BASE-CWDM 1570 nm GBIC (single mode only)


1000BASE-CWDM 1590 nm GBIC (single mode only)


1000BASE-CWDM 1610 nm GBIC (single mode only)






1000BASE-SX Short Wavelength GBIC (Multimode only)


1000BASE-SX Short Wavelength GBIC (Multimode only)


1000BASE-LX/LH long haul GBIC (singlemode or multimode)


1000BASE-LX/LH long haul GBIC (singlemode or multimode)


1000Base-ZX extended reach GBIC (singlemode)


1000Base-ZX extended reach GBIC (singlemode)

Product Migration Options

There is no replacement available for the Cisco Gigabit Ethernet GBIC Modules at this time.
By the end of 2013, Cisco line cards with GBIC ports will no longer be orderable. Customers are encouraged to place final orders of GBIC modules as soon as possible. GBIC modules will not be orderable after February 1, 2014.
Customers may be able to use the Cisco Technology Migration Program (TMP) where applicable to trade-in eligible products and receive credit toward the purchase of new Cisco equipment. For more information about Cisco TMP, customers should work with their Cisco Partner or Cisco account team. Cisco Partners can find additional TMP information on Partner Central at
Customers may be able to continue to purchase the Cisco Gigabit Ethernet GBIC Modules through the Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment program. Refurbished units may be available in limited supply for sale in certain countries on a first-come, first-served basis until the Last Date of Support has been reached. For information about the Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment program, go to:
Service prices for Cisco products are subject to change after the product End of Sale date.
The Cisco Takeback and Recycle program helps businesses dispose properly of surplus products that have reached their end of useful life. The program is open to all business users of Cisco equipment and its associated brands and subsidiaries. For more information, go to:

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