The global networking organization of tech leaders has rebranded from 25 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium to a more inclusive name, Ethernet Technology Consortium, as development for higher Ethernet technologies are underway particularly the promising 800GbE (gigabit ethernet) currently being designed by the industry leader.
The group was initially established to administer specifications of 25Gb, 50Gb and 100 Gbps for the Ethernet which pertains to the traditional way of connecting devices via wired local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN).
The urgent need for faster network connection and data transfers are apparent in the ever-growing tech industry. The consortium, being composed of the top industry leaders such as Google, Cisco, Microsoft, Broadcom, and Dell certainly has the capacity to deliver a more advanced technological facility to keep up with the demands of the modern business.
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According to Brad Booth, chairman of the ETC, having the “25G” in the brand name was too limiting for its scope. Along with the change of the organization’s name comes the commitment of its abilities to introduce enhanced Ethernet designs according to the needs of the market.
The 800 GbE was formed using the logic of 400GbE with added modifications. If you are interested with the technicalities, you may dig into the details of the specification here.