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Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Week in Review: Spirent, Mellanox, NBASE-T & More


July 08, 2017

Network requirements are growing at a rapid rate. Thanks to a growing IoT presence, our SaaSy reality and digital transformation (in general), more is demanded of network than ever before. This is driving a movement toward network modernization, and multi-gigabit Ethernet. 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!


In order for firms to meet growing wireless network demands, businesses are seeking cost effective and efficient ways to modernize wired infrastructure to support multi-gigabit Ethernet. The problem with migrating to multi-gig is that, while technology is available to immediately improve operations many are cost prohibitive, thankfully, NBASE-T is here to help. TMC’s Tracey Schelmetic offers complete insight and analysis HERE.

Ethernet testing is a vital component to a healthy campus network, and this week a new solution, HD-PacketExpert joined the party. This high performing solution is leading the way in terms of capability, and according to TMC’s Steve Anderson is capable of becoming a standard feature in Ethernet. Anderson has everything you need to know HERE.

This week, Mellanox released the Spectrum-2, a scalable open Ethernet switch that can support up to 400G speeds and comes in a number of form factors to fit need. “In the world of networking, capacity is king, and Mellanox does it again with Spectrum-2, pushing the limits on port speeds, densities, packet buffer size, and functionality,” said JR Rivers, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Cumulus Networks. Full coverage is HERE.

Another point of note from the news, Spirent hit the “trifecta” at the recently concluded Interop Tokyo. The firm found itself with three Best of Interop awards when all was said and done. Read about its award winning solutions HERE.

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



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