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Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Week in Review: Comcast, Aquantia, PacketFabric, Telehouse

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Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Week in Review: Comcast, Aquantia, PacketFabric, Telehouse

September 02, 2017
By Erik Linask
Group Editorial Director

Network requirements are growing at a rapid rate. Thanks to a growing IoT presence, expanded cloud connectivity, and digital transformation, access to network-based resources are growing exponentially.  This is driving increased network connectivity speeds, including software-defined anything in data centers and multi-gig Ethernet connectivity to businesses and bodes well not only for service providers, but also the infrastructure ecosystem.  With the weekend upon us, let’s take a look at what happened in the connectivity world, featured on the Multi-Gigabit Ethernet community. 

Comcast is rolling out its gigabit network into the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions, extending its Comcast (News - Alert) Business services, which include gigabit and multi-gigabit options.   “Our gig-speed network allows businesses to quickly and easily scale network capacity at their locations to suit their individual needs and to support new technology applications on-site or in the cloud.”

Florida Atlantic University is already leveraging Comcast Business multi-gig services between several of its campuses.  While this is good news, Aquantia (News - Alert) says the services alone “will not adequately address the growing requirements of ultra-rich media, escalating storage needs, and the expansion of the Internet of Things, which are creating a gigabit Ethernet bottleneck.

On the industrial side, Technavio projects the 17 percents CAGR for the global industrial Ethernet/IP market through 2021, largely because it is “preferred over any other protocol used for Ethernet communication due to its capability of transferring data at higher speed compared with other protocols.”

And finally, Network-as-a-Service platform company PacketFabric is now operating out of Telehouse’s data center on Staten Island. By the end of the year, it will be up and running at the company’s other U.S. facilities, providing Telehouse colo customers access to its services.

Come back next week to read the latest news from the Multi-Gigabit Ethernet community.

Edited by Erik Linask

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