Over the past decade, ethernet data rates have escalated to support transmission of increasing columes of data ith larger files sizes associated with cloud computing, virtualization, streaming video and other digital media content. The increase in data rates impacts how networks and cabling infrastructure are designed and deployed. Supporting today's bandwidth intensive applications has resulted in strong growth of 10GBASE-T deployments. As a result, 10GBASE-T is expanding in the enterprise as well as data center applications. Active equipment manufacturers are estimating that 80 million ports by the end of 2015.