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For Immediate Release - April 2014

Siemon webinar explains 40GBASE-T and category 8

April 2014 - Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has continued its educational webinar series with an informative summary of 40GBASE-T and next generation category 8 cabling. 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 40 Gb/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," says 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.


About Siemon
Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specialising in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance low voltage infrastructure solutions and services for data centres, LANs and intelligent buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning 100 countries, Siemon offers a comprehensive suite of copper and optical fibre cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data centre power and cooling systems and intelligent infrastructure management solutions.

With more than 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of industry standards, underlining the company’s long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry. Siemon Interconnect Solutions (SIS) is a Siemon business unit comprised of a team of dedicated technical sales professionals supported by Siemon Labs, mechanical, electrical and signal integrity engineers committed to solving industry and customer driven interconnect challenges. Siemon provides custom network infrastructure solutions to OEMs, leading manufacturers, value-added resellers and system integrators.
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