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1000Base-LX
1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet specification using two strands of multimode or single mode fiber-optic cable per link, at either 1310 nm (typical) or 1550 nm (long-haul) spectra, OR a single strand of singlemode optical fiber with two frequencies transmitted, at 1310 nm and 1550 nm spectra, using Wave Division Multiplexing (WDM) technology with one spectrum carrying data in one direction while the other spectrum carries data in the opposite direction. To guarantee proper signal recovery, a 1000BASE-LX link cannot exceed 1804 feet (550 meters) in length over multimode fiber or 65,620 feet (20 km) in length over single mode fiber. Based on the IEEE 802.3z standard, with reach over single mode fiber extended from 5 km to 20 km.