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Fiber rainbow picThe long awaited ratification of the IEEE 8023ba standard for 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet was finally completed on June 17th. This standard includes a single architecture that not only supports the two higher transmission speeds, but also caters to physical layer specifications for communication across backplanes, copper cabling, multimode fiber and single-mode fiber.

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