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RE: PMDs and Customer requirements


The interesting part about that majority is that there were no system
vendors.  What bothers me the most about this majority is that as a
purchaser of optical transceivers, only one from this majority approached me
about supporting their effort.

As someone within the upper echelon of the IEEE once said to me, "at this
point in our development, anything less than a 95% majority is a serious
failure on the part of the task force."  The task force should have complete
and utter buy-in from all parties (and all segments of the market) for this
standard to have strong potential.  The task force doesn't have that, and
that is a reason for big concern for me.


		-----Original Message-----
		From:	George, John Emanuel (John)
		Sent:	Thursday, June 01, 2000 11:58 AM
		To:	'Walter Thirion'; '802.3ae'
		Subject:	RE: PMDs and Customer requirements


		The other view is that by pushing 3 PMDs vs the 5 PMDs
favored by the
		majority according to the straw poll, we will delay the
standard. And I
		think there is no debate that delaying the standard will
delay market
		adoption of 10 Gigabit Ethernet. 


		John George
		Lucent Technologies
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