Thanks for initiating this new
'Higher Speed Ethernet' Industry Connections activity.
I have seen a tremendous amount of
interest in higher rates of Ethernet at conferences and
workshops since 802.3ba was completed, so I think that it is
a good idea to start an activity within 802.3 aimed at
gathering consensus on
a way forward towards a future CFI on this topic.
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I have received a
request from John D'Ambrosia to forward the following
message to the IEEE 802.3 Working Group reflector. As the
IEEE 802.3 Working Group reflector is for announcements only
I have also CCed the
IEEE 802.3 general discussion reflector. Please therefore
direct all discussions to the IEEE 802.3 general discussion
Dear Members of
the IEEE 802.3 Working Group,
At the IEEE 802.3
May Interim I spoke at most of the Task Force and Study
Group meetings (all but MIBs and Maintenance) regarding the
future after the IEEE 802.3 BWA. I have been working with a
group of approximately
60 individuals on a new 'Higher Speed Ethernet' Industry
Connections activity. The proposed scope of the activity
would be to focus on building consensus related to the next
speed of Ethernet for wireline applications, which will be
used for the evaluation
and possible development of a Call-For-Interest for the next
Higher Speed Study Group. Please note that unlike the prior
BWA activity, the output of this effort would be the
historical records, i.e. meeting notes & presentations,
of the meetings held by this
Industry Connections activity.
In the interest
of full disclosure, an Industry Connections activity
Initiation Document (ICAID) was submitted to the Industry
Connections Committee (ICCom) for conditional approval,
conditional on IEEE 802 EC
endorsement in July, at its June 8th meeting. However, ICCom
postponed recommending it approval until it has been
endorsed by IEEE 802 EC (the sponsoring group), and it was
indicated that ICCom will schedule a teleconference the
Monday after the plenary, which
could then be submitted for a 10 day standards board email
this will have an impact on the formative activities related
to the anticipated first meeting of this new IC Activity, as
well as the accompanying workshop, where the BWA findings
and next steps
can be discussed.
The other option,
which I have chosen to pursue, is to forward my request to
the IEEE 802 EC for endorsement prior to the July Plenary.
This will enable ICCom's approval recommendation sooner, as
well as the final
approval of the Standards Board.
I had already
requested time at the July opening agenda to give the IEEE
802.3 WG an update, but given the timing of things, wanted
to send this email out, so that the members of the WG were
aware of the status
of my activities.
Please feel free
to contact me if you have any questions.