Experts expect the 10 Gigabitt Ethernet (10Gig-E) standard to be completed by March 2002. One of the first questions to ask is, why should we need 10Gig-E when 1Gig-E was only standardized a couple of years ago?
In several recent columns, I discussed the process of fiber optic terminations. I examined each step in detail and shared some of the things I have learned from experience and teaching students. As they say, one learns from one’s mistakes.