Jim Smith, Ixia
EETimes (8/12/2014 00:05 AM EDT)
Growth and reliance on networking are permeating every aspect of our world. The needs of local area, data center, access, and metropolitan area networks are constantly growing, and we're seeing a rapid expansion in the number and use of new bandwidth-hogging applications. As a result, bandwidth growth is increasing across numerous applications and markets.
As these bandwidth requirements press the limits across Ethernet networking, equipment manufacturers must stay ahead of the curve by introducing network devices capable of higher speeds. With future demands for more mobile, video, devices, and data, equipment manufacturers must move beyond today's 40 Gbit/s and 100 Gbit/s capabilities for network and data center providers.
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