Beijing March 31st 2014

The IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group plenary has authorized formation of a Study Group to develop a Project Authorization Request (PAR) and Criteria for Standards Development (CSD) document for Gigabit Ethernet over Plastic Optical Fiber.

This is the first step towards the standardization of 1 Gbps over POF as part of the Ethernet set of technologies. The motion was supported by engineering experts belonging to major companies around the Ethernet equipment and technologies market which see the 1 Gbps over POF technology as a promising new Ethernet physical layer on markets like Automotive, Home and SOHO networks and Industrial environments.

The Study Group will review the broad market potential and the technical and economical feasibility of the technology and will apply for the next step in the standardization process which is the creation of the Working Group. The WG will work on the standard creation.

The Call For Interest presentation can be found here.

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