IEEE Ratifies IEEE Standard 802.3ba

by Ainsley Jones

The IEEE Standards Association has ratified the IEEE Standard 802.3ba that covers 40 gigabit and 100 gigabit Ethernet.

The IEEE Standards Association announced the ratification of IEEE 802.3ba 40Gbps and 100Gbps Ethernet, a new standard governing 40Gbps and 100Gpbs Ethernet operations. According to the association, the ratification paves the way for the next generation of high-rate server connectivity and core switching, reports Network World.

The specification is the first to simultaneously utilize two new Ethernet speeds. Companies such as Cisco and Juniper have been trialing 100G Ethernet products since late last year, says HardwareHeaven.com.

This article was originally published on Monday Jun 21st 2010