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[802.3_DIALOG] Call for interest - Next Generation Enterprise Access BASE-T PHY

Dear Colleagues,

The following request for agenda time for a call for interest has been received from Yong Kim. It will be discussed at the IEEE 802 LMSC November 2014 Plenary meeting in San Antonio, TX, USA. If you have any questions please get in touch with either Yong Kim <ybkim@xxxxxxxxxxxx> or myself directly.

This is a call for interest to initiate a Study Group to explore the need for one or more new Ethernet speed(s) between 1 Gb/s and 10 Gb/s over balanced twisted pair cabling. We believe there is a market need, driven by IEEE Std 802.11ac wireless access points, to support higher than 1 Gb/s Ethernet rates at a 100m reach using the installed base of Cat5e (or better) structured cabling. Higher performance end devices like desktop and laptop PCs, as well as other enterprise applications for Ethernet, will also benefit from the new data rates provided by this work.


The call for interest will take place during the IEEE 802.3 Opening Plenary on the afternoon of Monday 3rd November. A call for interest consensus building meeting has been scheduled to occur from 18:00 to 19:30 on the evening of Tuesday 4th November. 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 6th November.

Best regards,
David Law,
Chair, IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group
Phone: +44 1631 563729
Email: dlaw@xxxxxx