Ethernet Alliance Members Setting Groundwork for Next Generation Ethernet in Singapore

March 13, 2011 08:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Ofc/nfoec 2011

SINGAPORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Members of the Ethernet Alliance, a global non-profit industry organization dedicated to supporting all Ethernet standards-based projects, will be gathering in Singapore during the IEEE 802 Plenary week to discuss what activities will be needed to support next generation Ethernet. Singapore’s advanced Ethernet networking needs make it an ideal location for these discussions and the Ethernet Alliance hopes to target many future activities in the area.

“The Ethernet Alliance is a unique forum for competitors in the industry to come together to achieve those goals.”

The efforts of Ethernet Alliance members once again enabled an industry first last week at OFC/NFOEC in Los Angeles, CA with its successful live demonstration of 10, 40, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) traffic. For more information about this demonstration visit: Ethernet Alliance.

The Ethernet Alliance assisted in the development of the IEEE standard for 40 Gigabit and 100 Gigabit Ethernet, known as IEEE Std. 802.3baTM-2010 and continues to work towards demonstrating the readiness of these new technologies through interoperability events. Multiple new initiatives have also formed within the Ethernet Alliance to discuss the future of Ethernet technologies and what will be needed to support them.

The initiatives are supported by subcommittees such as the Higher Speed Ethernet subcommittee led by Mr. Dave Schneider of Ixia who is located in Singapore. Mr. Schneider is currently focusing on educational materials and interoperability events. The Next Generation Enterprise Cabling subcommittee led by Mr. Brad Booth of AppliedMicro and Mr. Frank Yang of CommScope are helping their participants take a look at what kind of infrastructure will be required to build out next generation data centers. The Higher Speed Modular Interconnect subcommittee led by Mr. Greg McSorley from Amphenol will be focusing on is demonstrating interoperability of high speed optical modules and copper cables. In addition, the Ethernet Alliance has unveiled the topic for its upcoming June 14th Technology Exploration Forum, “Next Generation 100GbE Interconnect Specifications,” to be held at Techmart in Santa Clara, CA, USA.

“Members of the Ethernet Alliance are able to come together to demonstrate the newest of Ethernet technologies while also openly communicating with each other about the trends and directions for the next generation of Ethernet,” commented Brad Booth, of AppliedMicro, who served as the technical coordinator for the OFC demonstration. “The Ethernet Alliance is a unique forum for competitors in the industry to come together to achieve those goals.”

About the Ethernet Alliance

The Ethernet Alliance is a global consortium of Ethernet end users, system and component vendors, industry experts and university and government professionals who are committed to the continued success and expansion of Ethernet. Founded in 2006, the organization recognizes the vast impact of Ethernet on the communications industry and therefore seeks to touch a broad spectrum of the market, including consumer electronics, the network core, and all points in between. The organization serves the Ethernet industry and promotes the ongoing incubation, development, interoperability testing, and support of technologies based or dependent on Ethernet standards.

For more information about becoming an Ethernet Alliance member, visit the Ethernet Alliance website at www.ethernetalliance.org. For a list of the organization’s 2011 events calendar, go to ethernetalliance.org/events.

For more information, visit www.ethernetalliance.org.