growth of LAN traffic is pushing network administrators to look for higher
speed network technologies to meet the demand for more bandwidth. Among
the high speed LAN technologies being developed today, Gigabit Ethernet
seems the most compelling. It offers compatibility with all previous versions
of Ethernet (i.e., 10BASE-T, 100BASE-T)
It provides a smooth, non-disruptive evolution to 1Gbps at a lower cost
than alternative solutions. It also has the added advantage of lower cost
because it can leverage existing equipment, management tools and training.
The current Gbps Ethernet technology is defined in the IEEE802.3Z standard.
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