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SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Aquantia Corp., pioneer and market leader in high-speed Ethernet connectivity solutions for data centers and enterprise infrastructure, today announced that #DellEMC Networking has selected the company’s industry leading #multiGig #AQrate® PHY products for its new N-Series family of #OpenNetworking campus switches. The digital workplace places crushing capacity demands on campus networks. The latest generation IEEE 802.11ac WiFi Access Points (APs) can drive a total throughput up to 5Gbit/s of data for wired transport between the APs and the wiring closet switches. However, more than 90% of the installed cables within today’s enterprise and campus environments use legacy twisted-pair copper cables, such as Cat5e and Cat6, only designed for 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE). Replacing the existing cables in the walls and ceilings is highly disruptive and expensive. Foreseeing this wired infrastructure bottleneck, Aquantia developed AQrate to deliver up to 5Gbit/s throughput over 100m of Cat5e/Cat6 cables. Aquantia and major industry players co-founded the NBASE-T Alliance to further develop and promote the technology. In September 2016, this multi-Gig technology was formally approved as the IEEE 802.3bz standard. Aquantia’s AQrate product line – with single, dual and quad-port configurations – is the only PHY technology in mass production today enabling network scaling to both 5 and 2.5GbE on Cat5e and Cat6 cabling infrastructure. “Digital transformation and the increasing reliance on wireless networks creates a real need for next-generation network infrastructure,” said Jeffrey Baher, senior director, Product and Technical Marketing, Dell Networking. “Working with Aquantia, our goal is to help customers future proof investments by implementing higher-speed 2.5 and 5G multi-gig switch solutions with greater capabilities and confidence.” “Aquantia is honored to have the opportunity to work with Dell EMC and its new N-Series family of Open Networking campus switches,” said Faraj Aalaei, Chairman and CEO of Aquantia. “By combining our AQrate technology with Dell EMC’s Open Networking systems, we can help unlock unmatched choice and capability when it comes to end-user and campus networks. This design win is another example of Aquantia’s traction in the rapidly expanding enterprise market, which further solidifies our position as a leading supplier of high-speed Ethernet connectivity solutions.”

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