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Re: [802.3_DIALOG] [STDS-802-3-BWA] IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Bandwidth Assessment Report Approved

I wanted to say a few words about BWA at the closing plenary but time was tight and the agenda moved quickly to the next item.
I absolutely agree with your tribute to Pete Anslow for his superb editing - but - what about the guy who inspired and led this project?
When I first saw the remit of this group - to identify bandwidth projections from key market sectors to 2020 - I honestly didn't think that you would get close. I also thought you were brave to take on this task but that's clearly in character. We got some very high quality input, including IDC's Digital Universe and Cisco's VNI studies. You then managed to persuade market analysts to open up for us - something we don't see very often.
This is the first time I have experienced a standards group doing its own strategic planning in such detail, so this is a pretty unique deliverable. I'm impressed with what you (and Pete) have done here and I'm sure that we are all proud of the outcome.
Well done, John. Now brace yourself for your next big task....
Best regards,  Alan
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, July 23, 2012 6:03 AM
Subject: [STDS-802-3] IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Bandwidth Assessment Report Approved

Dear Ad Hoc Participants,

I am happy to announce that at last week?s IEEE 802 July Plenary meeting, the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Bandwidth Assessment Report was approved by the IEEE 802.3 Working Group.  Therefore, the published final report can be found at  In addition, please note that a tutorial was also given in support of the report.  It may be found at

Please note that with the completion of the ad hoc?s deliverables, IEEE 802.3 has requested the IEEE 802 EC to request ICCom terminate the ?Ethernet Wireline Bandwidth Needs? Industry Connection Activity. 

I would like to extend my gratitude to our editor Pete Anslow for all of his hard work in editing the Assessment report.  I would also like to thank all of the individuals who contribute data to this effort.  Finally, to the Ad hoc for all of their work and dedication at the meetings and teleconferences.

And as they say, the end of every story is the start of a new one.  Last week I requested the initiation of the Higher Speed Ethernet Consensus Industry Connections activity.  So stay tuned, as this activity is in the approval process.

Best Regards to all,

John D?Ambrosia

Chair, IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Banwidth Assessment Ad hoc.