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Re: [802.3ae] a bit concerned...


As a customer that gets information individually from the vendors, 
including transceiver vendors, I have concerns over the discrepancy with 
OEM vendors that are pushing to develop the LAN PHY early instead of the 
WAN PHY and the ability of the transceiver vendors ability to deliver the 
WAN PHY PMD earlier than the LAN PHY PMD.  The issue that I have seen is 
stability at the higher signaling rate of the LAN PHY.  I am saying this in 
general context, not commenting on any one or group of  system, component, 
or PMD vendors.

This could make for some discrepancies in the ability to do feasibility 
and/or inter-operability testing, perhaps even in September.

Thank you,
Roy Bynum

At 03:37 PM 7/2/01 -0700, Booth, Bradley wrote:

>Just so everyone in the Task Force is aware, we have had very low volume of
>comments submitted so far.  I do have some concern as we contemplate moving
>forward to Sponsor ballot.  My primary concern is that of demonstrated 10GbE
>interoperability.  Without some level of interoperability work, we may not
>have a draft that has been reviewed and debugged as extensively as it needs
>to be.  The lack of comments along with the lack of demonstrated product is
>of grave concern to me.
>Thank you,