IEEE Forms Consensus Group

IEEE has announced formation of the IEEE 802.3 Industry Connections Higher Speed Ethernet Consensus group, to build consensus toward the development of the next speed of Ethernet.
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Piscataway, NJ (August 22, 2012)-IEEE has announced formation of the IEEE 802.3 Industry Connections Higher Speed Ethernet Consensus group, to build consensus toward the development of the next speed of Ethernet.

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Potential participants include users and producers of systems and components for telecommunications carriers, internet exchanges, financial markets, data centers, multiple system operators (MSOs) networking systems, high-performance computing, network storage and servers and other individuals interested in future IEEE 802.3 Ethernet wireline standards.

The launch of the group follows the publication of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Bandwidth Assessment report, which shows that global bandwidth requirements of multiple application spaces are continuing an exponential climb. The report forecasts that, if current trends continue, networks will need to support capacity requirements of 1 terabit per second in 2015 and 10 terabit per second by 2020.

In creating the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Bandwidth Assessment report, input was collected from a variety of application spaces and from different geographic regions. The report confirms that growth is being driven across multiple application spaces and markets by simultaneous increases in users, access methodologies, access rates and services (such as video on demand and social media). The report indicates that bandwidth requirements of network-aggregation nodes are growing at an even faster rate than end-station applications, which initiate the transmission and receipt of data. Among industries, the most aggressive growth rates are shown by the financial sector and data-intensive science, with compounded annual growth rates (CAGRs) of 95 percent and 70 percent, respectively.

Through Industry Connections, IEEE-SA facilitates like-minded organizations or individuals in coming together quickly, effectively and economically to build industry consensus at strategic points in a technology's lifecycle. Groups have the unique opportunity to leverage IEEE resources in a customized format, host workshops and conferences and produce varied content.

The IEEE 802.3 Industry Connections Higher Speed Ethernet Consensus group, an IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Industry Connections activity, will meet at the IEEE 802.3 Interim Meeting, scheduled for 24-28 September 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Download the report
www.ieee802.org/3/ad_hoc/bwa/BWA_Report.pdf