The NBASE-T Alliance is an industry-wide cooperative effort to promote the development of 2.5 and 5 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) over twisted pair copper cabling (2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T), today celebrated its one-year anniversary with the release of a new MAC-PHY specification and the addition of 14 new members including Aukua, bringing total membership to more than 45 companies (list of member companies). Its ongoing industry work continues to facilitate the widespread use and deployment of multigigabit Ethernet through promotion of the IEEE 802.3bz standard, continued publication of specifications, sponsorship and implementation of interoperability and certification programs, and general marketing activities.
"The transition to next generation 802.11ac Wave 2 access points will drive significant demand for 2.5G ports in the coming years as this technology will allow enterprises to cost-effectively deliver more bandwidth, while re-using parts of their existing infrastructure," said Matthias Machowinski, research director, Enterprise Networks and Video, IHS. "2.5G ports will be one of the bright spots in the switching market, growing at 175 percent compound annual growth rate through CY19." Learn more here.