Copper Battles Optical for the Cable Infrastructure Future (Aug 2001)

May, 2002


Gigabit Ethernet has kicked the dilemma between copper-based and optical cabling into high gear. Alternatively known as 1000Base-T, the new gigabit networks will up the ante on the performance of the cable infrastructure in many organizations. The rapid expansion of Gigabit Ethernet will force IT managers to confront this problem and make some tough decisions.