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[802.3_DIALOG] Call for interest - Gigabit Plastic Optical Fibre (POF)

Dear Colleagues,

The following request for agenda time for a call for interest has been received from Carlos Pardo. It will be discussed at the IEEE 802 March 2014 Plenary meeting in Beijing, China. If you have any questions please get in touch with either Carlos Pardo <carlospardo@xxxxxxxxx> or myself directly.

Deployment of Ethernet continues to stimulate the need for PHY technologies that address particular market needs.  Plastic Optical Fibre provides distinct advantages for deployment of Gigabit Ethernet in diverse environments.  POF is an attractive and complementary medium for automotive application environments.  It also provides significant installation advantages for home networking. This Call for Interest will request the formation of a study group to explore the available technologies, market need and market application requirements for a POF 1000 Mb/s Physical Layer specification.


The call for interest will take place during the IEEE 802.3 Opening Plenary on the afternoon of Monday 17th March. A call for interest consensus building meeting has been scheduled to occur from 19:30 to 21:00 on the evening of Tuesday 18th March. The vote to determine if a Study Group will be formed will take place at the IEEE 802.3 Closing Plenary on the afternoon of Thursday 20th March.

Best regards,
David Law, Chair, IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group
Phone: +44 131 665 7264
Email: dlaw@xxxxxx