IEEE P802.3bz brings five times the speed, using current Ethernet cabling!

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  1. Jayro

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    So this is fucking insane!!! I've been waiting for the next Ethernet step to come our way.


    “As new 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless technology is being deployed the need to offload more and more data at higher and higher speeds from the wireless to the wired network has never been so critical,” wrote Sachin Gupta, vice president of product management in a blog celebrating the ratification. “Going beyond 1 Gb/s with existing Cat5e and Cat6 cables was little more than a talking point two years ago. But now with NBASE-T, we have the ability to extend the life of an enormous asset —your wired network. The Cat5e and Cat6 installed in just the last 15 years now exceeds an estimated 70 billion meters of cabling, which is more than 10 trips to Pluto.”

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  2. FAST6191

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    Nice. Was dreading having to do either wireless or optical networking for several people, I say still having clients on doubled up/shared/split 4 wire CAT5.

    That said it is probably going to take a little while for us to get all these nice and cheap unmanaged many port switches again.