Speed is the Key at Next Ethernet Alliance Plugfest

Higher speed networking event aims to ensure interoperability as next
generation of Ethernet speeds advances

BEAVERTON, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#400G–The Ethernet
, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success and
advancement of Ethernet technologies, today revealed details of its
upcoming Ethernet plugfest. Focusing on improving interoperability of
Ethernet equipment at port data rates ranging from 25 Gigabits per
second (Gb/s) to 400 Gb/s, the testing matrix encompasses technologies
based upon both recently completed and soon-to-be ratified IEEE
standards. The Ethernet Alliance Higher Speed Networking Plugfest
will be held the week of August 13, 2018 University
of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory
(UNH-IOL) in Durham,

WHAT: Ethernet’s ongoing march toward the era of terabit speeds
continues unabated. With the recent completion and expected approval of
standards such as IEEE
™ and IEEE
™, meeting demand for greater Ethernet speeds while
maintaining its legacy of proven interoperability is vitally important.
The Ethernet Alliance members-only Higher Speed Networking Plugfest
represents a key opportunity for testing and verification of advanced
Ethernet solutions. Among equipment to be tested during the event are
Ethernet physical layer transceivers (PHYs); network interface
controllers (NICs); switches; test and measurement solutions; and an
array of media at speeds of 25, 50, 100, 200, and 400 Gb/s.

WHEN & WHERE: The Ethernet Alliance Higher Speed
Networking Plugfest
will be conducted the week of August 13, 2018,
at UNH-IOL’s Durham, N.H. lab.

WHY: Demand for faster, more reliable high-speed connectivity is
growing across every market segment, from enterprise to consumer.
Ethernet Alliance members take part in events like the Higher Speed
Networking Plugfest
because they offer an unparalleled opportunity
to test new Ethernet technologies before they are released to market,
thereby improving product interoperability, and thus the end user
experience. It further enables the Ethernet Alliance to continue its
mission of empowering the Ethernet ecosystem to quickly meet the
market’s growing appetite and swiftly deliver upon the promise and
benefits of the next generation of Ethernet speeds.

For more information about the Ethernet Alliance, please visit http://www.ethernetalliance.org,
follow @EthernetAllianc
on Twitter, visit its Facebook
page, or join its LinkedIn

the Ethernet Alliance

The Ethernet Alliance is a global consortium that includes system and
component vendors, industry experts, and university and government
professionals who are committed to the continued success and expansion
of Ethernet technology. The Ethernet Alliance takes Ethernet standards
to market by supporting activities that span from incubation of new
Ethernet technologies to interoperability demonstrations and education.


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