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NBASE-T 2.5G/5G Ethernet Technology Basis for the IEEE 802.3bz Standard


To address the pressing demand for speeds surpassing 1Gbps ahead of completion of the IEEE 802.3bz standard, the NBASE-T Alliance, a 45+ member consortium of industry leaders representing all aspects of the ecosystem, developed prestandard specifications and products in parallel, and in tandem, with the IEEE process. Using NBASE-T specifications, users were able to deploy 2.5GBASET/5GBASE-T technology well before the standard was finalized. Individuals from NBASE-T member companies were key contributors at every stage of the IEEE process. As a result, the IEEE 802.3bz standard relies on a technology baseline compatible with the NBASE-T specification.