IEEE 802.3 News
September 29, 2016
The latest IEEE Ethernet standard gets more life out of CAT5e and CAT6 cables by raising bandwidth from 1 Gbps to as much as 5 Gbps.
August 06, 2014
In telecom news, cloud providers may be the first to adopt 25G Ethernet to upgrade their server access connection. The FCC is criticizing Verizon for its plan to slow 4G speeds for unlimited data customers to help the provider manage its network.
July 30, 2014
Arista, Google, Microsoft, Broadcom and Mellanox are developing 25 and 50 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) top-of-rack switches. After initial reluctance, the IEEE is considering a standard for 25 GbE, but vendors may be out of luck with 50 GbE.
September 16, 2013
The CloudEthernet seeks to define protocols to handle exponential traffic growth between cloud service providers, but the key to success is to get all the stakeholders on board - formal standards ...
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