Saturday October 01, 2016

New Ethernet Standard Brings 5x The Speed Without Disruptive Cable Changes

Want to go beyond 1 Gb/s with existing Cat5e and Cat6 cables? Now you officially can. The IEEE’s new Ethernet specification will allow traditional cabling to hit 5 Gb/S. It will also allow connectivity to 802.11ac Wave 2 Access Points.

آ…the IEEE has ratified a new Ethernet specification -- IEEE P802.3bz آ– that defines 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T, boosting the current top speed of traditional Ethernet five-times without requiring the tearing out of current cabling. The Ethernet Alliance wrote that the IEEE 802.3bz Standard for Ethernet Amendment sets Media Access Control Parameters, Physical Layers and Management Parameters for 2.5G and 5Gbps Operation lets access layer bandwidth evolve incrementally beyond 1Gbps, it will help address emerging needs in a variety of settings and applications, including enterprise, wireless networks.