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100G Ethernet

Keeping Pace in a 100G World

Few topics grab the attention these days like 100Gbit/s networking. It's not only a nice round number, but also a phase of technological change that presents a chance for vendors and operators to sprint ahead of the crowd.

For the next several months, we'll gather our 100Gbit/s coverage in a Light Reading briefing center at http://www.lightreading.com/100G.

You'll still see news analyses, wire feeds, and analyst notes on our front page, as usual. But the briefing center will give you a quick stopping place to see what's new in 100Gbit/s.

There's excitement on the routing and switching side:

And there's also excitement on the optical side, where they're still working out the details of making 100Gbit/s transmission economical:

The briefing center will be online for six months, meaning you can continue using it as a resource during Light Reading's Ethernet Expo in November and OFC/NFOEC in March 2011.

— Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading

Pete Baldwin 12/5/2012 | 4:22:08 PM
re: Keeping Pace in a 100G World

I should add that we'll also cover the possibilities for multiple 10Gs as an alternative to 100G.


There's a school of thought that says Nx10G is going to dominate for a long time over serial 40G or 100G. Infinera is certainly banking on that being the case for a couple of years.


Those Nx10G developments will find their way into the 100G briefing center, too.

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