GRL Hosting First NBASE-T Plugfest, Sept 8-9, 2015

SANTA CLARA, Calif., September 2nd, 2015 – Granite River Labs (GRL), a global leader in engineering services and test solutions for high speed connectivity, is pleased to host the first NBASE-T plugfest on September 8th and 9th, 2015 at its Santa Clara, California headquarters. More than a dozen Alliance members are expected to participate, demonstrating the interoperability of 2.5G/5GBASE-T products such as wireless access points, switches, network interface cards, cabling and test equipment. The plugfest is organized by the NBASE-T Alliance, which is focused on building the ecosystem and consensus required to enable a new 2.5GBASE-T/5GBASE-T Ethernet standard.
The Plugfest will help promote interoperability among products that implement the NBASE-T specifications, which define 2.5 and 5 Gigabit per second (Gbps) speeds at up to 100 meters using the large, installed base of copper cabling in enterprise networks. More than 35 companies have joined the Alliance, representing all major facets of enterprise networking infrastructure. The alliance was founded in 2014 and its current board of directors is composed of representatives from Aquantia, Cisco, Freescale, Intel, Marvell, Qualcomm and Xilinx.
“Granite River Labs is pleased to support NBASE-T interoperability and aid efforts of the Alliance to provide solid solutions to customers to begin immediately deploying 2.5G and 5G Ethernet in their networks”, said Johnson Tan, co-Founder and CEO of Granite River Labs. “Supporting the emerging ecosystems of standards like NBASE-T is core to GRL’s strategy and we’re honored to host this event.”
For additional information on NBASE-T, visit For additional information about the NBASE-T plugfest, contact Vamshi Kandalla, GRL Vice President and General Manager, at
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