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Low-speed Ethernet champions set plugfest ahead of new net standard

Michael Cooney | July 26, 2016
The new specification -- IEEE P802.3bz – defines 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T, significantly boosting the speed of traditional Ethernet without requiring the tearing out of current cabling.

Also at the most recent Interop, the Ethernet Alliance put out its Ethernet Roadmap that not only touted the low-speed diversification of the networking technology but also the higher-speeds expected in the near future. There is currently work to develop 50Gbps, 200Gbps and 400Gbps Ethernet in the next three years.


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