Beyond 400 Gigabit  Ethernet


John D'Ambrosia,  The Ethernet Evangelist and Task Force Chair, IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group

Looking back over the past 20 years, the greatest influence on my career has been Metcalfe’s Law - “The value of a telecommunications network is proportional to the square of the number of connected users of the system.”  Think about it - the value of networking!  While Ethernet has always been my focus when bringing up Metcalfe’s Law, it is a simple exercise to expand this concept beyond networks and apply it to our professional lives – and understand its true significance. Considering the multitude of individuals, companies, standards organizations, consortiums, MSA’s, and marketing alliances making up today’s networking world, the need for and importance of human networking cannot be underestimated, and is, in fact, growing.

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