IEEE to assess rapidly diversifying Ethernet bandwidth needs around the world

IEEE, the world´s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, and the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) have announced the launch of a one-year effort to assess the Ethernet bandwidth requirements of industry globally, the companies said.

The IEEE 802.3â„¢ Industry Connections New Ethernet Applications Ad Hoc invites contributions of data from individuals and organizations worldwide related to future network bandwidth growth trends.

Regularly updated with expanded capacity and features to support market demand since the IEEE 802.3 standard´s initial approval in 1983, Ethernet is developing amid unprecedented innovation on multiple fronts. Bandwidth demand on the technology is diversifying both across and within application spaces.

The IEEE Standards Association, a globally recognized standards-setting body within IEEE, develops consensus standards through an open process that engages industry and brings together a broad stakeholder community. IEEE standards set specifications and best practices based on current scientific and technological knowledge. The IEEE-SA has a portfolio of over 1,250 active standards and over 650 standards under development. For more information visit http://standards.ieee.org.

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