IEEE Publishes Standard Specifying 200 Gb/s and 400 Gb/s Ethernet
IEEE 802.3bs™-2017 supports aggregation & high-bandwidth interconnectivity needed to meet rapidly increasing bandwidth demands
PISCATAWAY, NJ, 13 March 2018 – IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, and the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA), today announced the availability of IEEE 802.3bs-2017-Standard Amendment for Media Access Control (MAC) Parameters, Physical Layers and Management Parameters for 200 Gb/s and 400 Gb/s Operation. The new standard amendment addresses the growing diverse bandwidth requirements and cost considerations from network providers needed to meet the burgeoning high-bandwidth requirements driving a range of different application areas, such as cloud-scale data centers, internet exchanges, co-location services, and broadband wireless infrastructure.
“When you consider the notable move to 25-50 Gb/s Ethernet for servers and 100 Gb/s Ethernet for networks, it has become clear through proactive engagement with industry that 200 Gb/s and 400 Gb/s Ethernet is needed to meet growing capacity demand for high-bandwidth services today and for the future,” said John D’Ambrosia, chair, IEEE 802.3bs and senior principal engineer, Futurewei, a subsidiary of Huawei. “The publication of IEEE 802.3bs represents a nearly 5-year endeavour to ensure Ethernet’s continuing support of the accelerating curve for higher bandwidth that can support ongoing robust industry growth and expansion.”
Deployment of technology defined by IEEE 802® standards is already globally pervasive, driven by the ever-growing needs of data networks around the world. New application areas are constantly being considered that might leverage IEEE 802 standards in their networks from wireless, through twisted-pair cabling, to fiber-optic cabling solutions. To better address the needs of all of these areas, IEEE 802 standards are constantly evolving and expanding. The success of IEEE 802 standards-from their inception through today-has been based upon their fair, open and transparent development process.
IEEE 802.3bs-Standard Amendment for Media Access Control (MAC) Parameters, Physical Layers and Management Parameters for 200 Gb/s and 400 Gb/s Operation is available for purchase at the IEEE Standards Store.
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