Ethernet Alliance chair: 'Bandwidth tsunami is coming'

In a new Youtube video, John D'Ambrosia, chair of the Ethernet Alliance, discusses the consortium's exhibit at this week's OFC/NFOEC 2013.

John D'Ambrosia, chair of the Ethernet Alliance, discusses the consortium's exhibit at this week's OFC/NFOEC 2013 in a recent Youtube video. "The theme of this year's exhibit is Optical Ethernet Inter-operability -- from the bottom up, looking at it from both ecosystem and inter-generational perspectives," says D'Ambrosia. "Interoperability isn't always between the same technologies or implementations," he continues. "It could be a version from today against a version three generations from now."

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"A special focus of the Ethernet Alliance demo for this year has been reaching out to the end-user community to hear what their needs are," adds D'Ambrosia. "And the recurring message that we've heard from them is: interoperability, [with special emphasis on] an end-to-end perspective; and, second, higher speeds. I call it the 'bandwidth tsunami'. It's coming, it's here. There are instances -- right now -- where end users are already dealing with Terabit capacities in their networks."

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