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10GBase is a set of standards as defined by IEEE 802.3ae for Gigabit Ethernet system to operate in full-duplex mode only, over fiber optic media. There are a few media types, which are designed for use in either local or wide-area networking. This provides the 10 Gigabit Ethernet system with the flexibility needed to operate in local area networks (LAN), metropolitan area networks (MAN), regional area networks (RAN) and wide area networks (WAN). IEEE 802.3ae provides support to extend the 802.3 protocol and MAC specification to an operating speed of 10 Gb/s. Several Physical Coding Sublayers known as 10GBASE-X, 10GBASE-R and 10GBASE-W are specified, as well as significant additional supporting material for a 10 Gigabit Media Independent Interface (XGMII), a 10 Gigabit Attachment Unit Interface (XAUI), a 10 Gigabit Sixteen-Bit Interface (XSBI) and management.
The 10GBase includes 10GBASE-S, a 850nm wavelength serial transceiver which uses two multimode fibers; 10GBASE-L4, a 1310nm wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) transceiver which uses two multi-mode or single mode fibers; 10GBASE-L, a 1310nm wavelength serial transceiver which uses two single mode fibers; and 10GBASE-E, a 1550nm wavelength serial transceiver which uses two single mode fibers.