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Multi-gigabit Ethernet Week in Review: L-com, NETGEAR, NBASE-T & More


June 24, 2017

Much like Ricky Bobby firmly believes, “If you’re not first, you’re last;” if your network isn’t multi-gigabit Ethernet, operations are starting from the rear of the pack. Network modernization need not be a herculean task, as the move to multi-gigabit Ethernet can come quick and painless. Once completed, operations are capable of keeping up with the speed of business. So, 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: Time for the Week in Review!


Industry events serve as a perfect stage to showcase innovation, and this is exactly what happened at Interop ITX. The NBASE-T Alliance took this to heart, in taking the opportunity to highlight how its multi-gigabit Ethernet products can apply to real world use cases – spanning home applications, service providers, enterprise and industrial environments. TMC’s Tracey Schelmetic offers insight and analysis HERE.

With all this talk of the cloud and virtualization, don’t forget cabling. L-com unveiled its new Cat5e industrial Ethernet Cable. The TRD855HFT-series cables feature a Thermoplastic Elastomer jacket, are sheathed in polyurethane cable jackets, and have a CMX flame rating. The series is resistant to industrial oils, weld spatter, UV damage and water. TMC’s Paula Bernier brings you complete coverage HERE.

Broadcom announced its Trident 3, an integral piece to its new portfolio of programmable switches – the StataXGS Trident 3. The switches can scale up 3.2 tbps, and aid in expanding the Tomahawk and StrataXGS product suites. “The innovation in our StrataXGS Trident 3 Series is in delivering a fully programmable switching pipeline while maintaining backwards compatibility to the existing install base of StrataXGS Trident and Trident 2 based networks,” Ram Velaga, senior vice president and general manager, Switch Products at Broadcom. All the details are HERE.

Also in the news this week, NETGEAR shared the new Nighthawk Wi-Fi router with the world. The new release X6S AC4000 TriBand Gigabit Wi-Fi router can deliver up to 4GPBS, supports multi-user MIMO and can be controlled by Amazon Alexa with voice commands. The full report is HERE.

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



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