|[February 14, 2013]
CommScope Successfully Demonstrates Technical Feasibility of Category 8 Copper Cabling System
HICKORY, N.C. --(Business Wire)--
a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks,
successfully demonstrated the technical feasibility of Category 8
cabling for enterprise networks. This is a step along the path towards a
viable 40GBASE-T system for data center applications.
As a leading provider of next generation data center infrastructure,
CommScope verified a proof-of-concept solution for a viable 40 Gigabit
per second (Gbps) Ethernet channel by utilizing prototype Category 8
RJ-45 connectors and copper twisted pair cables. All components of the
groundbreaking concept were designed by engineers in CommScope labs.
This demonstration took place at the recent International
Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE (News - Alert)) 802.3 NGBASE-T study
group meeting in Phoenix, Ariz. A technical contribution to the study
group titled, "Category
8 Structured Cabling Channel Demonstration by CommScope," described
the feasibility of the concept.
"This contribution highlights CommScope's commitment and continued
leadership to bring next generation copper cabling and connectivity
solutions to market," said Richard Mei, director of transmission
solutions, CommSope. "We believe this demonstrated solution shows the
real market potential for customers to eventually take advantage of 40G
transmission rates over copper twisted-pair based media with cable and
connector types they are familiar with today."
The two aspects outlined by this proof-of-concept include commonly used
RJ-45 connectors and bandwidth capability of proposed Category 8
cabling. Today, 10GBASE-T continues to gain broad acceptance in the
server and access layers, and CommScope anticipates bandwidth growth
will necessitate a 40GBASE-T solution in the future. BASE-T technology
in conjunction with RJ-45 connectivity is a widely accepted and
cost-effective networking option in both data center and commercial
building environments. The CommScope proof-of-concept demonstrates that
data center operators will be able to extend their preferred mean of
communication technology for 40G.
brand is a recognized leader in next generation networking with a
history of innovation," said Mei. "We will continue to work with
customers to help deploy appropriate solutions for the continued
emergence of 10GBASE-T applications. When a 40G cabling solution does
become market ready and available, they will have the right
infrastructure to provide a sensible migration path."
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