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10 Gigabit Ethernet is the most recent (as of 2002) and fastest of the Ethernet standards.

IEEE 802.3ae defines a version of Ethernet with a nominal data rate of 10 Gbps, ten times faster than Gigabit Ethernet.

IEEE 802.3ae encompasses seven different media types for LAN, MAN and WAN.

Unlike earlier Ethernet systems, 10 Gigabit Ethernet is based entirely on the use of optical fibre connections. Additionally, this developing standard is moving away from local area network design, with broadcasting to all nodes, towards a system which includes some elements of wide area routing. It is claimed that this system has high compatibility with earlier Ethernet and IEEE 802 networks.

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