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posted 16 Mar 2010, 03:49 by Francois Joubert
IEEE 802 Standards Committee Turns 30 (posted by Mike Fratto)
The IEEE 802 Standard Committee, turns 30 on March 13th and has been a major influence on data networking. Ethernet is the OSI layer two standard for data communications and in 30 years, the speeds at which Ethernet operates has risen four orders of magnitude from 10 Mbps to 100 Gbps, and the diversity of where it is used (LAN, WAN, wireless) has grown. Indeed, topics have exploded from frame formats to power management and study groups to analyze esoteric events like static discharge in copper cables. That's a lot of work for a 30 year old group.