[GLLUG] Networking standards

Chris Bell chrisbell at chrisbell.org.uk
Tue Apr 27 09:59:53 UTC 2021

On Tuesday, 27 April 2021 10:41:17 BST Marco van Beek via GLLUG wrote:
> Given that you can now get 10Gb/s over cable and 10GB switches off the
> shelf reasonably affordable (at least affordable when compared to the
> same in fibre), I think that the only reason at the moment to use fibre
> is distance unless you have a very specific requirement. My guess is
> that by the time 10Gb/s speeds becomes common and needed, we will have a
> 100Gb/s over copper standard. Fibre is too brittle for day to day use in
> a workplace.
> Cheers,
> Marco.
Hello Marco,
Another problem would be making efficient terminations, while I assume that 
eventually optical plastics will be available for use over shorter distances 
which could be more able to withstand abuse. 
Chris Bell
Website https://chrisbell.org.uk

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