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The Register – IEEE turns crank on new wired Ethernet standards

Industry interest in faster enterprise Ethernet on twisted pair cables is driving a new standardisation effort in the IEEE, the chair of the Ethernet Alliance says, with a new study group formed last week to kick things along.

D’Ambrosia told The Register that the industry consensus is so strong it’s feasible that a task force could come into being in Q1 of 2015, and while it’s far too early to commit to a timeframe, standardisation could take place quite quickly.

As evidenced by the emergence of groups like the NBase-T Alliance in late October, it’s clear that enterprises are going to need higher performance out of their wired Ethernet networks. Read More