(EEE). The roadmap for the development of the standard
wassuch that the first draft had to be submitted as early as 2008, followed by the second and third drafts in the following years and the standard in November 2010.
The activities are to be seen in the context of Green IT and are intended to reduce the energy consumption in Ethernet by 50 % by reducing and switching off certain transmission components. At the same time, network components with implemented 802.3az standard should be fully compatible with existing network components.