Ethernet network technology is still one of the most popular LAN technologies in use today by many organizations and educational institutions worldwide. The throughput offered by the 10 and 100 Mbps Ethernet is inadequate for supporting high bandwidth applications such as real-time multimedia and Web applications. Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) technology provides 1000 megabits per second (i.e., one gigabit per second) at a more reasonable cost than the other technologies of comparable speed, therefore it is a natural upgrade strategy for many legacy Ethernet networks. This chapter updates our previous research on GigE that has been documented as a case study of a large New Zealand organization. We focused on the level of GigE deployment, design, planning, implementation, network performance testing, problems encountered, and future plans. Our research findings show the feasibility and practicability of deploying GigE technology in high-speed networking applications, such as campus- and corporatewide local area networks.
|Title of host publication||Breakthrough Perspectives in Network and Data Communications Security, Design and Applications|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science(all)