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Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Week in Review: NBASE-T, Sonnet, Ethernet Alliance & More


February 25, 2017

From enterprise to SMB, network operations play a key role in a firm’s success. So when it comes to working with an antiquated network, a company is setting itself up for issues – whether it’s supporting your favorite SaaS application or the video conference planned for this afternoon. Multi-Gigabit Ethernet is no longer a niceity. It is a necessity. And with the weekend upon us, there’s no better time than the present to take a look back at the week that was in Multi-Gigabit Ethernet news: Time for the week in Review!


Sonnet technologies led off the week unveiling its 10G Thunderbolt adapters. The company has expanded its portfolio, and with the Twin 10G Thunderbolt 3 adapter, users can connect their switch or computer via CAT-6 or CAT-GA copper cables. The Twin 10G SFP+ offers dual SFP+ ports; one designed for short range and the other for long range applications. All the details of the announcement are HERE.

Market research firm Dell’Oro Groups tends to have its finger on the pulse of the telecommunications, data center, IT and networking markets, and predicted this week that enterprises are looking to upgrade Campus networks utilizing Wave 2 Wireless LAN and NBASE-T Ethernet Switches. TMC’s Alicia Young offers complete insight and analysis on the forecast HERE.

Huntsville, Alabama is making serious efforts toward upgrading its municipal fiber network, which has translated into multi-gigabit Ethernet connectivity for its residents and will likely put the community of 180,000 in leader pack of connectivity. TMC’s Steve Anderson breaks down the project in its entirety HERE.

Also in the news, a joint test between the Ethernet Alliance and the NBASE-T alliance conducted at the University of New Hampshire’s InterOperability Lab illustrated that the 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T Ethernet standards proved interoperable with existing Cat 6 and Cat 5e cabling and support modern wireless access points without any ill effects to performance. TMC’s Michael Guta has everything you need to know HERE.

Remember to stop by early and often for all things multi-gig Ethernet. See you next week!



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