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Chaos and opportunity

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Chaos and opportunity

Referring to Bret Swanson’s and George Gilder’s prediction U.S. IP traffic will reach an annual total of 1,000 exabytes, or one million million billion bytes by 2015, Ethernet inventor Robert Metcalfe foresees a terabit-per-second Ethernet, according to Telephony. Although not sure eaxctly when, Metcalfe predicts —

New modulation schemes will be needed for the coming network, he said, as well as “new fiber, new lasers, new everything.”
The need to replace existing technologies will create “chaos,” Metcalfe said, but also opportunity for equipment vendors.