Wireline Ethernet has long been the standard data connectivity technology of the corporate enterprise, but wireline Ethernet ports and cable are now increasingly being idled by wireless LANs, according to a story in Network World. Research firm Gartner suggests that 70 percent of all net new ports will be wireless by 2011, and enterprise Ethernet cord-cutting was predicted by the Burton Group back in 2007.
Will companies continue to support the installation and maintenance costs of wireline Ethernet as a back-up option as wireless takes over? Some dispute the necessity of having wireline at all, while others favor a converged, multi-platform environment.
- Network World has this story
High-bandwidth Ethernet has been seen as having a high ceiling