The rise of modular plugs terminated links

Developing new LAN cabling standards is an arduous process that takes many years. Most standards development work centres
around higher performance cable and connectors to support new applications like 10, 25 and 40 gigabit Ethernet. New cable
performance categories/classes take anywhere from 5-10 years to go from concept to ratification. But sometimes seemingly small
things take hold and cause the industry to snap to attention and shift into high gear.