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Will 10-Gigabit Ethernet have a bright future?

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Researchers, engineers, and vendors are readying the newest Ethernet standard which promises not only faster speeds than previous versions but also important new features. The proposed 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) standard, known as IEEE 802.3ae, would not only provide data rates of 10 Gbits per second but would also work with metropolitan and wide area networks (MANs and WANs), where ATM (asynchronous transfer mode) and Sonet (synchronous optical network) currently dominate. Ethernet and Fast Ethernet were designed to work primarily with local area networks (LANs), where they are the dominant technologies. The IEEE expects to formally adopt the 802.3ae standard this year

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Computer  (Volume:35 ,  Issue: 6 )