Q: What is IEEE 802.3bq?
A: IEEE 802.3bq is a standard by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers that establishes the physical layer and management parameters for 25 Gb/s and 40 Gb/s, also known as 25 Gigabit Ethernet (25GBase-T) and 40 Gigabit Ethernet (40GBase-T) respectively. 25 Gigabit Ethernet and 40 Gigabit Ethernet represent the higher data rates now achievable over copper based communication cables. The release of this standard coincides with the release of the Category 8 standard by the TIA (Telecommunications Industry Association). Category 8 (Cat 8) is intended to support IEEE 802.3bq for short "top-of-rack" distances of 5 to 30 meters.