The Future of Copper Cabling and Implications of 25 and 40GBASE-T

Thursday, November 5, 2015

10GBASE-T is expected to become the primary choice for cloud and data center upgrades within 2 years (and port shipments forecasted to exceed 30 million by 2016!), so everyone wants to know what comes next? Current data traffic trending predicts that 1 Tb/s of core networking bandwidth will be needed by 2015. This helped clinch IEEE 802.3’s decision to begin development of 25GBASE-T and 40GBASE-T applications for deployment over balanced twisted-pair cabling to support future access networks.

This informative webinar from Siemon summarizes the progress that IEEE 802.3, TIA, and ISO/IEC have made towards defining objectives for 25G/40GBASE-T and developing requirements for next generation cabling.

Topics will include:

  • Bandwidth trends
  • Interpreting 25 & 40 Gb/s claims
  • Myths about media and applications
  • Terminology for the non-technical
Valerie Maguire, BSEE


Valerie Maguire, BSEE
Global Sales Engineer at Siemon and TIA TR-42 liaison to IEEE 802.3

Valerie Maguire, BSEE holds the position of Global Sales Engineer at Siemon. Her expertise is focused on balanced twisted-pair and optical fiber telecommunications cabling and transmission theory. She is TIA TR-42 appointed liaison to IEEE 802.3, Treasurer of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group, and Secretary of the IEEE 802.3 Maintenance Task Force and has held leadership positions in the TIA TR-42 Telecommunications Cabling Systems Engineering Committee and TIA-TR-42.7 Copper Cabling Subcommittee for eight two-year terms. In addition, Valerie has authored over 45 technical articles and engineering papers, holds one U.S. Patent, received the 2008 Harry J. Pfister Award for Excellence in Telecommunications, and was named one of CI&M’s Top 20 Positive Contributors to the Cabling and Networking Industry.