The Ethernet Alliance and the Nbase-T Alliance announced a new collaborative effort they say is designed to accelerate mainstream deployment of 2.5GBase-T and 5GBase-T Ethernet. This technology multiplies network throughput of the more than 70 billion meters of Cat5e and Cat6 cabling sold throughout the last 13 years.
The IEEE has released a series of four new standards that will address a variety of speeds, including 1 Gbps, 25 Gbps, and 40 Gbps. Ethernet players will be able to respond in a standards-based way to a host of applications such as hyperscale data centers, enterprise, cloud computing, automotive, Internet of Things (IoT), and Power over Ethernet (PoE).
IEEE has initiated two new 802.3 Ethernet projects aimed at advancing 50, 100, and 200 Gbps Ethernet speed services while extending the reach of 25 Gbps Ethernet services. The new projects will also modify the existing IEEE P802.3bs 400 Gbps Ethernet project.
IEEE has formed two new study groups to better understand the future of Passive Optical Network and network storage.
A new IEEE proposed standard that it says will boost Ethernet speeds over category 5e and 6 cabling show there's still plenty of life in twisted pair wiring.
Wi-Fi advancements in the past have focused primarily on improving data speeds. But IEEE's 802.11HEW initiative instead is targeting the efficiency and performance of wireless local area networks to make them even better complements to LTE-based mobile networks.
Ask 10 people if they have heard about cloud computing. They will say yes. Ask them what is cloud computing, and they will give you 10 different perspectives. Given the different perspectives around the term itself, one of the positive roles that the U.S. government has assumed is striving to define what cloud computing is.
Even as a host of incumbent, competitive and Research & Education (R&E) players are building out 100G optical networks, there's already growing talk about 400G and even Tbps speeds.
As the electric utility industry works to develop the smart grid, what can these utilities glean from telecom providers' experiences developing and monetizing their technologies in the broadband era?
HomePlug Powerline Alliance has made yet another stride forward in the home networking race that leverages existing powerline wires with the introduction of its new AV2 specification. The new AV2