In the networking area, the term Gigabit Ethernet (GbE or 1 GigE) is used when speaking about a technology that is capable of transmitting data with a speed of 1 gigabit per second.
It is defined by the IEEE 802.3-2008 standard and is used since 1999. It will replace gradually all the Fast Ethernet technologies from wired LANs.
Gigabit Ethernet implies a special type of data cables, gigabit ports on the router, and a computer network card that supports speeds up to 1 Gbps.
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