Ethernet Alliance celebrates five technology leaders

The Ethernet Alliance, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success and advancement of Ethernet technologies, has announced the awarding of its prestigious Holy Cup to five companies publicly demonstrating single-lambda 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) in Quad Small Form-factor Pluggable module (QSFP28). Enabling commercially viable lowest-cost 100 GbE pluggable transceiver technology while providing streamlined architecture, proven reliability, and a clear path to 400 GbE, the achievement represents an important historic milestone in Ethernet´s history, the company said.

More insight into Ethernet´s Holy Cup and Holy Grail can be found at the Ethernet Alliance blog. For more information about the Ethernet Alliance, including how to participate in interoperability plugfests by becoming a member, visit, follow @EthernetAllianc on Twitter.

The Ethernet Alliance is a global consortium that includes system and component vendors, industry experts, and university and government professionals who are committed to the continued success and expansion of Ethernet technology. The Ethernet Alliance takes Ethernet standards to market by supporting activities that span from incubation of new Ethernet technologies to interoperability demonstrations and education.