It came into use beginning in 1999, gradually supplanting Fast Ethernet in wired local networks, as a result of being considerably faster.The cables and equipment are very similar to previous standards and have been very common and economical since 2010.In 2000, Apple's Power Mac G4 and Power Book G4 were the first mass-produced personal computers featuring the 1000BASE-T connection.This was part of a larger group of protocols known as Ethernet in the First Mile.Initially, Gigabit Ethernet was deployed in high-capacity backbone network links (for instance, on a high-capacity campus network).With the ratification of 802.3ab, Gigabit Ethernet became a desktop technology as organizations could use their existing copper cabling infrastructure.IEEE 802.3ah, ratified in 2004 added two more gigabit fiber standards, 1000BASE-LX10 (which was already widely implemented as vendor specific extension) and 1000BASE-BX10.Half-duplex gigabit links connected through repeater hubs were part of the IEEE specification, Ethernet was the result of the research done at Xerox PARC in the early 1970s.
"My sexual appetite cannot be pleased - all I want is sex! In computer networking, Gigabit Ethernet (Gb E or 1 Gig E) is a term describing various technologies for transmitting Ethernet frames at a rate of a gigabit per second (1,000,000,000 bits per second), as defined by the IEEE 802.3-2008 standard.Fast Ethernet increased speed from 10 to 100 megabits per second (Mbit/s).Gigabit Ethernet was the next iteration, increasing the speed to 1000 Mbit/s.
The initial standard for Gigabit Ethernet was produced by the IEEE in June 1998 as IEEE 802.3z, and required optical fiber.
802.3z is commonly referred to as 1000BASE-X, where -X refers to either -CX, -SX, -LX, or (non-standard) -ZX. IEEE 802.3ab, ratified in 1999, defines Gigabit Ethernet transmission over unshielded twisted pair (UTP) category 5, 5e or 6 cabling, and became known as 1000BASE-T.