CommScope R&D director discusses Cat 8 cabling, NGBASE-T advancements

New video from CommScope.

In the following video, Richard Mei, director of research and development at CommScope, discusses technical advancements made during the recent IEEE 802.3 NGBASE-T study group meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. At the meeting, the company successfully demonstrated the technical feasibility of Category 8 cabling with RJ45 connectivity for 40 Gigabit Ethernet (40GBase-T) transmissions.

Related: Cat 8 cable development and test process described

Questions addressed by Mei in the video include the following:

* Why does the 40GBase-T standard require a new type of cabling? How will it differ from our current cabling?

* What did we learn from 10GBase-T?

* What data center needs will 40GBase-T applications address?

* Will copper twisted-pair cabling still be relevant for tomorrow's data centers?

* What other options are viable for 40GBase-T?

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