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Re: [EFM] 100 Mbps Proposals


if there is a success in starting such an effort, I would very much to
encourage you and other people to consider 100 mbps over 4 copper pairs for
reach <xyz> meters. That has a lot more practical applications in MxU.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Roy Bynum" <rabynum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Bruce Tolley" <>; <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2002 7:59 PM
Subject: Re: [EFM] 100 Mbps Proposals

> Bruce,
> I am concerned about putting effort into developing a standard for
> technology that already exists for a market that is current, not greatly
> the future.
> Thank you,
> Roy Bynum
> At 07:48 PM 2/13/2002 -0800, Bruce Tolley wrote:
> >Colleagues:
> >
> >Those of you who are also on the 802.3 reflector saw that there is call
> >for interest on the agenda of the March meeting in St Louis to discuss
> >starting a 100 Mbps dual fiber SM fiber project outside of 802.3ah task
> >
> >While I have not yet decided where I stand on 100 Mbps solutions for EFM,
> >I wanted to communicate that I think this call for interest is premature,
> >I would strongly encourage the proponents of 100 Mbps on SM fiber to
> >converge on one strong proposal for the March IEEE 802.3ah meeting.
> >
> >We are already facing the challenge of perhaps too many EFM PHYs.  To
> >specify an additional PHY for EFM outside of the 802.3ah TF only makes
> >life more difficult.
> >
> >Bruce