Proposed IEEE 802.3AN 10GBASE-T
This pending applications standard is anticipated to publish in July of 2006. Based upon the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet frame format, this new high-speed data application will support a full-duplex transmission rate of 10 Gb/s over 4-pair structured cabling (2.5 Gb/s throughput per pair). Installed, legacy category 6 cabling is anticipated to support the 10GBASE-T application over 4-connector structured topologies up to at least 55 meters in length. The pending augmented category 6 (proposed TIA/EIA-568-B.2-10) cabling requirements will be specified to support the 10GBASE-T application over 4-connector, 100 meter structured topologies.