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IEEE to explore 400 Gb/s Ethernet

Ethernet is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Deployment of technology defined by the IEEE 802.3 standard is already globally pervasive, driven by the ever-growing needs of local area, access and metropolitan area networks around the world.

IEEE announced the launch of an IEEE 802.3 ???Standard for Ethernet??? study group to explore development of a 400 Gb/s Ethernet standard to efficiently support ever-increasing, exponential network bandwidth growth.