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10 Gigabit Ethernet (10Gb) Network Speed

10 Gigabit Ethernet (IEEE 802.3a) offers data speeds up to 10 billion bits per second and is an extension of the original Ethernet protocol. There are seven 10 Gigabit Ethernet standards for optical cables (both single mode and multimode fiber), in addition to standards for twin axial (10GBase-CX4) and Category 6 and higher (10GBase-T) unshielded twisted pair (UTP) copper cable. 10 Gigabit Ethernet will support distances up to 300 meters on multimode fiber; on single mode fiber, it will support distances up to 40 kilometers. 10GBase-T networks can span up to 100 meters.

Enterprises use 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches to provide Layer 2 networking for very high-speed network applications – mostly in the data center or server room. Fiber optic user connections are an important requirement of 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches and the use of SFP ports can provide the ultimate fiber cable and connector flexibility. 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches are also often used as access switches or aggregation points to better serve the high-speed network.

Transition Networks’ 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switches provide Layer 2 and Layer 3 networking for high-speed applications and solutions. Our switches are available in enterprise grades or hardened temperature grade to provide the high-performance flexibility needed in 10 Gigabit networks. View our 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switches below.

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