While the rest of the telecom industry is just settling into the idea of a Gigabit Ethernet world, it may come as no surprise that Ethernet progenitor Bob Metcalfe already is talking about Terabits. In an exclusive Light Reading TV interview previewing his keynote at next week's OFC/NFOEC show in San Diego, Metcalfe says 1 Tbps Ethernet is only a matter of time, and suggests that time may pass more quickly and efficiently if the industry lets go of its standards crutch. Metcalfe is a well-known non-fan of how technologies inch from concept through standardization to adoption in the traditional telecom industry, so this call is nothing new, but has a telecom industry that has finally accepted Ethernet now ready to move in Ethernet time? There might still be a lot of work to do on that front.
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