Brief Introduction to Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch and UniFi Switch

By using just one switch, you can power a number of different devices using PoE. Ubiquiti Network, as one of the most famous American technology companies, who focuses on manufacturing wireless data communication products for enterprise and wireless broadband providers, have offered a range of different switch types and models. Generally, Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch and UniFi switch are two commonly used switch types. Although these two switch types have introduced to the market for several years and have gained great popularity, there are still many people who do not know them clearly. Today’s post will introduce these two types of Ubiquiti switch in the following text.

Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch Overview

Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch delivers forwarding capacity that simultaneously processes traffic on all ports at line rate without any packet loss. It is a fully managed, PoE+ Gigabit switch, delivering robust performance and intelligent switching for growing networks. The Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch targets the Broadband/ISP/Carrier market, which offers an extensive suite of advanced Layer-2 switching features, and also providers Layer-3 routing capability.

Specific Information About Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch

Switching Performance: The EdgeSwitch can provide total, non-blocking throughput: 8-port model up to 10Gbps, 16-port model up to 18Gbps, 24-port up to 26Gbps, and 48-port up to 70Gbps as shown in the following table.


PoE+ Flexibility: The Edge models are available with 8, 16, 24, 48 PoE Gigabit Ethernet ports of auto-sensing IEEE 802.3af/at or configurable 24V passive PoE to simplify your infrastructure.

Fiber Connectivity: The EdgeSwitch provides fiber connectivity options for your growing networks. The 8, 16, and 24-ports models include two SFP ports, providing up to 1Gbps uplinks. For high-capacity uplinks, the 48-port models include two SFP and two SFP+ ports, providing uplinks of up to 10Gbps. Both of these two connectivity options can be achieve by SFP/SFP+ optical transceivers and fiber patch cables.

UniFi Switch Overview

UniFi switch has many similarities as the Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch. It also delivers the forwarding capacity to simultaneously process traffic on all ports at line rate without any packet loss. The UniFi switch range has four models, offering either 24 or 48 RJ45 Gigabit ports, at either 250 or 750 watts as shown in the following table. For its total, non-blocking throughput, the 24-port model supports up to 26Gbps, while the 48-port model supports up to 70Gbps. Different from the EdgeSwitch, UniFi switch targets the Enterprise/SMB market, which is designed for a wider IT audience, and therefore, tend to be simpler, and easier to use.

UniFi switch total non-blocking throughput

Features of UniFi Switch

Power Performance: As we have mentioned above, the UniFi switch simultaneously processes traffic on all ports at line without any packet loss. The 48 RJ45-port type delivers up to 70Gbps of total non-blocking throughput, and the 24 RJ45-port type delivers up to 26Gbps.

Versatile Fiber Connectivity: Like the EdgeSwitch models, these two UniFi switch models both include two SFP ports for uplinks of up to 1Gbps. The 48-port model adds two SFP+ ports for high-capacity uplinks of up to 10Gbps, so you can directly connect to a high-performance storage server or deploy a long-distance uplink to another switch.

Advanced Enterprise Switching: The UniFi switch integrates with the UniFi controller software for centralized management of your UniFi devices. Advanced features include static or 802.1x VLAN tagging, port isolation, storm control, and guest/user control, including 802.1x authentication.

Compatible SFP/SFP+ Modules for Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch and UniFi Switch in FS.COM

As we have mentioned above, both EdgeSwitch and UniFi switch require SFP or SFP+ modules to achieve 1G or 10G connections. FS.COM, as a professional supplier and manufacturer of fiber optic cabling products, provides a series of compatible SFP/SFP+ modules for Edgeswitch and UniFi switch, such as Cisco GLC-SX-MM, Cisco GLC-LH-SM for EdgeSwitch, and Cisco SFP-SX-85 for UniFi switch. All of these optical transceivers has been fully tested with these two Ubiquiti brand switch types. If you have related needs, please visit FS.COM, or contact

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