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[802.3_DIALOG] Subject: Call for interest - Beyond 10km Optical PHYs

Dear Colleagues,

The following request for agenda time for a call for interest has been received from John D'Ambrosia. It will be discussed at the IEEE 802 LMSC July 2017 Plenary meeting in Berlin, Germany. If you have any questions please get in touch with either John D'Ambrosia <jdambrosia@xxxxxxxx> or myself directly.

Over the past four years, the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet WG has initiated several projects that were chartered with developing new Ethernet rates, including 50GbE, 200GbE, and 400GbE.  The optical focus of these efforts has been solutions that address reaches 10 km or less.  There is an emerging need to provide Ethernet solutions at these data rates to support the bandwidth growth of applications that extend beyond 10km.  This Call for Interest is to request the formation of a study group to explore the development of new single mode fiber PHYs that address reaches greater than 10km for 50GbE, 200GbE, and 400GbE.


The call for interest will take place during the IEEE 802.3 Opening Plenary on the morning of Monday 10th July. A call for interest consensus building meeting has been scheduled to occur from 18:30 to 20:00 on the evening of Tuesday 11th July. The vote to determine if a Study Group will be formed will take place at the IEEE 802.3 Closing Plenary on the afternoon of Thursday 13th July.

Best regards,
David Law, Chair, IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group
Phone: +44 1631 563729
Email: dlaw@xxxxxx