IEEE Publishes Standard Addressing 200 Gb/s and 400 Gb/s Ethernet

IEEE today announced the availability of IEEE 802.3bs-2017—Standard Amendment for Media Access Control (MAC) Parameters, Physical Layers and Management Parameters for 200 Gb/s and 400 Gb/s Operation. The new standard amendment addresses the growing diverse bandwidth requirements and cost considerations from network providers needed to meet the burgeoning high-bandwidth requirements driving a range of different application areas, such as cloud-scale data centers, internet exchanges, co-location services, and broadband wireless infrastructure.

“When you consider the notable move to 25-50 Gb/s Ethernet for servers and 100 Gb/s Ethernet for networks, it has become clear through proactive engagement with industry that 200 Gb/s and 400 Gb/s Ethernet is needed to meet growing capacity demand for high-bandwidth services today and for the future,” said John D’Ambrosia, chair, IEEE 802.3bs and senior principal engineer, Futurewei, a subsidiary of Huawei. “The publication of IEEE 802.3bs represents a nearly 5-year endeavour to ensure Ethernet’s continuing support of the accelerating curve for higher bandwidth that can support ongoing robust industry growth and expansion.”

IEEE 802.3bs—Standard Amendment for Media Access Control (MAC) Parameters, Physical Layers and Management Parameters for 200 Gb/s and 400 Gb/s Operation is available for purchase at the IEEE Standards Store.

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