The NBASE-T AllianceSM

The NBASE-T Alliance focuses on building the ecosystem and consensus required to enable a new 2.5GBASE-T/5GBASE-T Ethernet standard.  Working with key stakeholders, the consortium releases specifications that define 2.5 and 5 Gigabit per second (Gbps) speeds at up to 100 meters using the large, installed base of copper cabling in enterprise networks.  More than 35 companies have joined the alliance, representing all major facets of enterprise networking infrastructure such as access points, Ethernet switching, and computing, as well as the necessary technologies required to deliver these applications including physical layer ICs (PHYs), processors, connectors, controllers, switches, FPGAs, Power-over-Ethernet ICs, cables and test equipment. The alliance was founded in 2014 by Aquantia, Cisco, Freescale and Xilinx.  Companies are invited to join by visiting

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The Alliance will perform the following functions:

  • Technical
    • Development and Release of Specifications
    • Participation by individuals from member companies in IEEE standards process
  • Marketing
    • Plugfests and interoperability testing
    • Product certification and compliance
    • Industry Advocacy

Be a part of this exciting initiative. Join the alliance as a contributor or an adopter. Contact us to join or find out more about the alliance.