Siemon webinar explains 40GBase-T and Category 8

This latest webinar titled, ‘40GBase-T and Category 8 Copper Cabling Developments’, was presented by Siemon’s Valerie Maguire and is available now to view online.

With 10GBase-T expected to become the primary choice for cloud and data centre upgrades within the next two years, and 10GBase-T port shipments forecasted to exceed 30 million by 2016, many in the industry want to know more about what’s coming next. With current data traffic trends predicting that one terabyte per second of core networking bandwidth will be needed by 2015, the IEEE 802.3 began development of a 40GBase-T application for deployment over balanced twisted-pair cabling to support access networks in the near future.

Shortly thereafter, the TIA TR-42.7 Copper Cabling Subcommittee and ISO/IEC began work on defining Category 8 cabling performance specifications to support 40GBase-T.

Siemon’s webinar summarises the progress being made by IEEE, TIA and ISO/IEC in defining the key objectives and requirements for 40GBASE-T and Category 8 cabling. It also summarises related bandwidth trends, delivers guidance on interpreting 40Gb/s claims and claims to dispel myths about cabling media and application capability.

‘We are excited to continue our complimentary webinar series with the very latest information on the standards, trends and technologies,’ said David Wall, global integrated marketing manager at Siemon. ‘As part of Siemon’s commitment to keeping industry professionals and their customers informed, this educational webinar by standards expert Valerie Maguire, provides expert insight into 40GBase-T and next generation copper cabling on the horizon. We believe that viewers will get all the answers they need surrounding this latest technology.’

To view the webinar ‘40GBase-T and Category 8 Copper Cabling Developments’, visit: The complete series of Siemon webinars are archived for participants to select and review previously recorded sessions at any time, with supporting white papers and other technical articles available to download.

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