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[802.3_DIALOG] Call for interest - Beyond 10km Optical 100 Gb/s PHYs

Dear Colleagues,

The following request for agenda time for a call for interest has been received from Mark Nowell. It will be discussed at the IEEE 802 LMSC November 2017 Plenary meeting in Orlando, FL, USA. If you have any questions please get in touch with either Mark Nowell <mnowell@xxxxxxxxx> or myself directly.

The ongoing growth in network bandwidths continues to push in all application areas. Like core networks, distribution, metro and mobile networks require higher interface speeds in order to keep up with bandwidth requirements. Many of these networks are also migrating to Ethernet solutions in an effort to minimize cost and maximize architecture and deployment flexibility.  Applications such as cable/MSO, Service Provider metro and mobile backhaul all require solutions for reaches greater than 10km over single-mode fiber. Newly adopted Ethernet technologies such as forward error correction, higher speed electrical SERDES or higher speed optical modulation offer the potential to be leveraged for new solutions or lower cost solutions compared to the existing solutions available today. It is requested that 802.3 form a study group to investigate potential 100 Gb/s Ethernet solutions for beyond 10km SMF reaches to address these application spaces.


The call for interest will take place during the IEEE 802.3 Opening Plenary on the morning of Monday 6th November. A call for interest consensus building meeting has been scheduled to occur from 18:45 to 19:30 on the evening of Tuesday 7th 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 9th November.

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