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Siemon exceeds one million 10G-ready copper ports worldwide

The Siemon Company has announced that more than one million of its 10G-ready copper ports have been installed, incl...


February 28, 2005  


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The Siemon Company has announced that more than one million of its 10G-ready copper ports have been installed, including more than 500,000 UTP ports and over 500,000 combined screened (F/UTP) and fully-shielded (S/FTP) ports.

It is anticipated that the commercial availability of 10GBASE-T equipment will reach the current affordability and availability of 1000BASE-T by January 2008 at about one-third the current cost of a 10G fiber port.

While 10 Gigabit technology is increasingly embraced by standards organizations, 10 Gigabit-ready cabling also enjoys growing adoption in the end-user market.

"There is a growing list of enterprises, including many Global 500 companies that see the benefits of installing 10 Gigabit-ready cabling today," the company said in a statement.

"The predominant reason is assuring longevity of the cable plant. With industry specifications such as the new TIA 942 Data Center Standard recommending infrastructure designs capable of accommodating growth without the need to revisit horizontal cabling, (this) cabling is the perfect solution.

"The trend towards planning for 10GBASE-T in the horizontal cabling infrastructure is also being driven by initiatives requiring the handling of extremely large files at the desktop. Today, even the information on the memory card for a typical digital camera can be 1 GB in size."