Ethernet Alliance

The 2015 Ethernet Roadmap

The 2015 Ethernet Roadmap shows a roadmap for physical links through 2020 and looks into the future terabit speeds as well. The roadmap is broken into four parts:

  • A two-sided, illustrated map that illustrates the speeds on the front side and the Ethernet ecosystem on the backside. This map is available in pdf format as well as a folded, printed map that will be given away at various Ethernet Alliance events.
  • A video explaining the Ethernet speeds.


  • A white paper that explains more of the details of the roadmap and parallels the folded roadmap.
  • Two presentations that contain different graphics from the map for people to use in presentations. This website limits the size of files to 8MB, so the files had to be broken into two files. The first presentation contains the overall graphics for the front and backside. The Part -2 presentation includes graphics of the road and other graphics designed to be animated in powerpoint.

The map has enough resolution to print on a 24” x 36” poster. Free copies of the folded map will be given away at various events this year including OFC, OIF, ETS, SC and IEEE.

This map was based on work done in the Ethernet Alliance’s Roadmap Subcommittee. More information on the Roadmap Subcommittee can be found here.