IEEE seeks data on Ethernet bandwidth needs

SAN FRANCISCO  -- The IEEE has formed a group to assess demand for a faster form of Ethernet, taking the first step toward what could become a Terabit Ethernet standard.The group, which goes

Published on: May 9th, 2011 Stephen Lawson

The push is on to cut 100G Ethernet’s price

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Less than a year after 100-Gigabit Ethernet was standardized, an industry group is considering a set of specifications that might make the high-speed technology less expensive and more useful.

Published on: February 23rd, 2011 Stephen Lawson

40/100G Ethernet standard ratified

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- The 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet standard has been ratified, the first specification to simultaneously specify two new Ethernet speeds.Ratification of the 802.3ba standard paves the way for a new wave of

Published on: June 28th, 2010 Jim Duffy

September approval of IEEE 802.11n seen

The IEEE 802.11n standard is likely to be approved in September, making the high-speed wireless LAN technology official after about seven years of wrangling and refinement. The 802.11 working group, which has developed

Published on: July 22nd, 2009 Stephen Lawson

Trade commission settles Ethernet patent claims with N-Data

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has settled a complaint against a company that owns patents to a widely used Ethernet standard, saying the patent owner was attempting to collect huge license fees despite

Published on: January 22nd, 2008 Grant Gross

Cisco says wait for 802.11n equipment

Cisco has added location sensing to its wireless LAN and allowed it to scale up, but it has stopped short of launching faster 802.11n Wi-Fi access points, with a set of announcements at

Published on: June 4th, 2007 Peter Judge

Startup Ruckus to help deliver video over WLANs

A Silicon Valley startup aims to solve the problems of sending video over Wi-Fi, looking to IPTV (Internet Protocol television) service providers as a highly motivated distribution channel. Telecom carriers and cable operators

Published on: September 19th, 2005 Stephen Lawson

IEEE starts hammering out mesh net standard

Proposals for standardizing wireless mesh networks, which can link many wireless LANs to cover a city or campus, were presented last month to a working group of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics

Published on: August 4th, 2005 Stephen Lawson

New Japanese operator plans WiMax network

A new Japanese telecommunications carrier plans to launch a national wireless network by the end of 2006 that will offer voice and data services using the emerging WiMax network technology combined with city-based

Published on: July 5th, 2005 Paul Kallender