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Gentlemen, I believe "10,000 Megabits/sec" is a mixing of nomenclature that should not be used. I believe past actions of the IEEE support this position. In the 50's or maybe even before that, I don't know when, the IEEE took a stand against the then common practice of mixing nomenclatures. There after, milli-microsecond became nanosecond, thousand-kilowatt became megawatt, etc.
In keeping with this precedent, I believe 10,000 Megabits/sec should be 10 Gigabit/sec.
From: Seto, Koichiro [mailto:seto@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2000 8:39 PM
Subject: Re: Nomenclature update
[Date: 05/30/2000 From Seto]
It is just my personal opinion. I'm not sure how this has been defined in
IEEE802, but I feel that in 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX and so on, the letter
'M' describing 'Megabit per second' is somewhat hidden. It is not that it
was non-existent. According to this theory, the 10Gi Ethernet can be
called '10GBASE-xxx' rather than '10kBASE-xxx'.
I think it is much easier for users/market to understand. People usually
do not say '10kilo Megabit per second'. They would just say "10Gigabit
> This is an update to the nomenclature presentation that I gave in Ottawa
> last week.
> Comments? Suggestions?
> Brad Booth
> bradley.booth@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:bradley.booth@xxxxxxxxx>
> Editor, IEEE P802.3ae