The following request for agenda time for a 25Gb/s single mode fibre call for interest has been received from David Lewis. It will be discussed at the IEEE 802 LMSC November 2015 Plenary meeting in Dallas, TX, USA.
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The IEEE 802.3by Task Force is developing standards that utilize 25 Gb/s technology for cost optimized serial solutions. As adoption of ASIC IO becomes more common across networking silicon, the opportunity to leverage low-cost serial technologies extends beyond the large scale data centers and into enterprise applications. A gap exists in the family of 25 Gb/s Ethernet PMDs which would be needed to fully address the enterprise application and the inclusion of single-mode fiber PMD(s) are needed. There is growing interest from enterprise and cloud services providers in extending 25 GE serial technology to reaches greater than 100 m for applications such as metro network access and building-to-building interconnects. This Call For Interest is a request for the formation of a study group to 1) explore the development of new 25 Gb/s Ethernet single mode fiber PMDs, and 2) evaluate the market requirements supporting the longer-reach 25 Gb/s Ethernet interface.
The call for interest will take place during the IEEE 802.3 Opening Plenary on the morning of Monday 9th November. A call for interest consensus building meeting has been scheduled to occur from 20:00 to 21:00 on the evening of Tuesday 10th 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 12th November.
25Gb/s single mode fibre CFI consensus building meeting presentation