The NBASE-T AllianceSM

The NBASE-T Alliance is a consortium focused on promoting and advancing 2.5GBASE-T/5GBASE-T Ethernet technologies over twisted pair copper cables.

Working with key stakeholders, the alliance provides a forum to discuss and address technical challenges and then develop and release specifications that define Ethernet speeds at up to 100 meters using the large, installed base of copper cabling in enterprise, industrial, home and service provider networks. These specifications solve real-world problems faced by the industry.

More than 45 companies have joined the alliance, representing all major facets of 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 (now NXP) and Xilinx. Companies are invited to join by visiting

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