Announcement: Ethernet Alliance

From the Office of the President of the Ethernet Alliance, Scott Kipp comes the following announcement.

Dear Ethernet Alliance Members,

I’m proud to announce the release of the 2015 Ethernet Alliance Roadmap.  Based on the roadmap that was developed in the Roadmap Subcommittee, the 2015 Ethernet Alliance Roadmap consists of:

  1. A beautifully illustrated 18” x 24” folded map that will be given out at multiple events throughout the year starting with OFC today.  We tried something new in a press release today and put the two attached high resolution images in the press release.
  2. A whitepaper that explains more of the details of the roadmap.  All of the dates in the roadmap are standards release dates so that we have a landmark that is solid.
  3. A pdf of the map for download and viewing
  4. A presentation that contains the multitude of illustrations from the map.  We want you and your colleagues and anyone else to use these graphics in presentations so that we have consistent messaging across the industry about where Ethernet has been and where it is going.

The last three pieces of the 2015 Ethernet Roadmap can be downloaded at  I hope you’ll find the design and information appealing.  I worked with a graphic artist who knew how to tie the pieces together in an elegant fashion.  The front side of the map shows the 12 speeds that are expected before 2020 and future possible speeds beyond 2020 when we enter the Terabit Ethernet era.  Charts showing the PMDs for twinax, twisted pairs, MMF and SMF are also nicely laid out.

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The backside of the map shows the Ethernet Ecosystem that is broken down into four quadrants: residential and consumer, enterprise and campus, hyperscale data centers and service providers.

If you’re at OFC this week, please stop by the Ethernet Alliance booth #2531 to pick up the folded map.  At 4:00 today, we’ll have a social hour with press and analysts and our members to reveal the map and Holy Grail of the 100GbE SFP+.  Refreshments and snacks will be served.  I’ll be giving 11 press and analyst interviews at the show this week about the roadmap and so far the press is very interested in the infographics that illustrate the future of Ethernet.  The future is bright!

Kind regards,
Scott Kipp
President of the Ethernet Alliance

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