IEEE Upgrades IEEE 802.3 Standard to Improve Enterprises' Network Performance
PISCATAWAY, NJ: IEEE announces the publication of IEEE 802.3bz-2016, supporting the growing need for Ethernet connectivity over structured twisted pair wiring beyond the 1 Gb/s capability provided by the IEEE 802.3ab standard.
New applications are leveraging the evolution in their networks from wireless, through twisted-pair cabling, to fiber optic cabling solutions to better address the needs of all of these areas. The latest standard upgrades Ethernet Media Access Control (MAC) parameters, physical layer specifications, and management objects for the transfer of Ethernet format frames at 2.5 Gb/s and 5 Gb/s helping enterprise interconnect solutions over structured Category 5e or better-twisted pair cabling can support modern wireless access points without compromise.
"The development team for IEEE 802.3bz-2016 has done a commendable job and responded quickly to a market demand that represents a huge cost saving for enterprises by allowing them to improve their network performance over existing cabling," says David Chalupsky, Chair, IEEE 802.3bz 2.5G/5GBASE-T Task Force. "This project is yet another example of how IEEE 802.3 Standards development is quickly adapting to the changing needs of the Ethernet user community and playing a significant role in driving the Ethernet ecosystem forward."