I have a 400 km long fiber optic network to design in order to connect two remote sites in the desert. The existing fiber optic cable between the two sites is ITU-T G.652 compliant single-mode fiber. Furthermore, there are stations along the 400 km stretch, every 50 km (that makes approximately 8 stations).
What I've thought of so far is to connect the two sites using 1000BASE-ZX transceivers, then install an EDFA and dispesrion compensation module at each of the stations along the way. Is this feasible? More importantly, would it work? I read a lot about EDFA's being used in DWDM systems, but nothing about them being used in regular ethernet connections.
Does anyone have any other suggestions of what the best approach would be in such a case?