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Waiting for Terabit Ethernet? Don't hold your breath.

Tim Greene | Feb. 24, 2011
Despite the fact that Facebook famously said that it needs Terabit Ethernet, the wait for the technology could last years, experts say.

In order to warrant investment in the generation after 400Gbps Ethernet, a fourfold increase - 1.4Tbps Ethernet -may be the more practical goal, he says. That speed increase might warrant the cost and effort involved in bringing it about.

And that may well require a technology breakthrough to achieve, he says.

 

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