By 2006, it’s possible that wide-area and metro-area networks could see 100 Gigabit per second Ethernet speeds, said Bobby Johnson, president, CEO and co-founder of switch-maker Foundry Networks Inc.
In an industry that continues to struggle, Ethernet’s evolution will move steadily forward, Johnson said in a keynote address at the Network+Interop trade show in Atlanta.
“Ethernet’s evolved from a local-area to a global-area technology. The global evolution of Ethernet will dramatically increase the speeds and decrease the costs of all aspects of computing in the next five years,” he said.
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