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- Take 5 with Cliff Grossner, Ph.D.
- Time Warner Cable Launches Advanced Wholesale Carrier Ethernet Services
- Breaking Down Carrier Ethernet Sales by World Region
- Cox Business Builds Award-Winning Ethernet Network For Arizona's Mesa Public School District
- Windstream NWS Win Shows Federal Government Warming Up to Carrier Ethernet
- Comcast Business Ethernet Connects Cooper University Health Care All The Way To Physicians' Homes
- Carrier Ethernet is 80% of Wholesaler-Turned-Retail Carrier Metcom’s Business
- James Walker Video Interview: Cloud Ethernet Forum Tackles Network/Cloud Provider Integration
- Strong Demand For Data Center, Cloud Services Boosting Europe's Carrier Ethernet Market
- Nan Chen Video Interview: MEF Interconnect and LSO Will Be Critical to the Third Network
Organizations in the News
GTT Communications has established a partnership with submarine cable provider Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) to obtain 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) connectivity between the U.S. and Europe, a move that addresses the growing needs of its multinational business customers.(Read Full Article)
AT&T continues to see its bet on its ongoing network migration from TDM to IP bear fruit, particularly on the enterprise market, according to a top company executive.(Read Full Article)
Comcast Business has announced that Cooper University Health Care, the premier healthcare provider in southern New Jersey, is using a mix of Comcast Business Ethernet services to connect its hospitals, medical campuses, lab and imaging facilities, ...(Read Full Article)
Zayo has completed its $52 million acquisition of the carrier and enterprise segments of Buhler, Kan.-based IdeaTek, a deal that immediately bolsters its fiber network to serve new carrier and on-net building locations in Kansas.(Read Full Article)
Global Capacity today announced the completion of its acquisition of MegaPath’s Network Services business unit, creating a $300 million company uniquely positioned to change how businesses and service providers buy data network connectivity.(Read Full Article)
Virtual WAN providers are opening up wide area network options to replace MPLS, using SDN and NFV to create overlays that overcome the public Internet's drawbacks.
I recently had a conversation with the head of networking at a name-brand, country-wide retail firm. He was thinking of upgrading his WAN to a "next-generation" technology like MPLS.
"Don't do it," I said. "At least not without looking at some of the up-and-coming virtual WAN companies that are emerging."(Read Full Article)
When Metcom Network Services began targeting the enterprise market last year, it was able to draw on more than 25 years of experience serving wholesale customers – and that has helped differentiate the company, which today gets about 80% of its business from Carrier Ethernet services.(Read Full Article)
Windstream has won a five-year multi-million dollar contract from the National Weather Service (NWS) to supply Ethernet-based services to the agency's Weather Forecast Offices (WFO) that are housed in various locations throughout the United States.(Read Full Article)
Hong Kong, 22 December 2014 - Hutchison Global Communications Limited (HGC), the fixed-line division of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited (stock code: 215), became one of an exclusive minority of Hong Kong network service providers to achieve Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) membership on 1 December.
MEF membership shows market recognition of high-specification Ethernet service(Read Full Article)
Vitesse, a leading provider of IC solutions aimed at advancing "Ethernet Everywhere"
in Carrier, Enterprise and Internet of Things (IoT) networks, introduced its latest Carrier Ethernet switch engine optimized for service provider IP Edge and Ethernet/MPLS access applications, including mobile backhaul and business-class service delivery.(Read Full Article)
Reports focused on M2M growth, carrier Ethernet switch/router energy efficiency, multi-cloud expansion and the state of the US telecom utility market
NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Heavy Reading (www.heavyreading.com), the research division of Light Reading, has unveiled four new industry reports. The reports are focused on M2M growth, carrier Ethernet switch/router energy efficiency, multi-cloud expansion and the state of the US telecom utility/gigabit networking market.(Read Full Article)
Solveforce offers Dallas, Texas businesses use of their free online service to perform unbiased Telecom Consultant research to find the best service at the best possible price.
Solveforce will now be providing the Dallas, Texas region with the world's only real-time online quoting tool. This tool provides live quotes and the best selection of Telecom Consulting (http://telecomconsulting.us/) available today.(Read Full Article)
BOSTON, MA, DECEMBER 18, 2014 – Worldwide installations of Carrier Ethernet services will expand to more than three million ports by 2018, according to latest research from Vertical Systems Group. Projected installations include retail Ethernet services at speeds ranging from Sub-10 Mbps to more than 10 Gbps.(Read Full Article)
STAMFORD, Conn., Dec 18, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Frontier Communications Corporation FTR, +2.90% today announced the successful completion of the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) 2.0 certification for its Carrier Grade Ethernet portfolio "Frontier Ethernet Solutions." Frontier's professional staff includes 18 MEF-CECP (Carrier Ethernet Certified Professionals), 15 of whom are MEF-CECP 2.0 certified.(Read Full Article)
Communications semiconductor supplier Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: VTSS) has unveiled an addition to its Serval Carrier Ethernet IC line designed to enable application of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV).(Read Full Article)
Vitesse Semiconductor introduced Serval-2 Lite (VSC7436), its latest Carrier Ethernet switch engine optimized for service provider IP Edge and Ethernet/MPLS access applications, including mobile backhaul and business-class service delivery. Serval-2 Lite is comes in a small form factor, supporting low-power network interface devices and lower port count customer premise equipment to connect businesses to carrier networks.(Read Full Article)
Serval-2 Lite Carrier Ethernet Switch Engine Plus CEServices Software Enables Touchless Provisioning of MEF CE 2.0 Services in Mobile, Cloud Access Networks
CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Surging demand for greater bandwidth and higher speed service delivery continues to strain service provider networks.(Read Full Article)
Frontier Communications has become the latest service provider to gain the Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) certification for its Ethernet solutions portfolio.(Read Full Article)
Providing connectivity to data centers and cloud service providers is an important opportunity for Carrier Ethernet service providers. But when it comes to Carrier Ethernet and the cloud, there are some hurdles yet to be overcome.
MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (MEF-CECP) Program Sees Over 80% Increase In Past 12 Months
18 December 2014, Los Angeles, CA – The MEF congratulates Sendang Praptomo from Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin Singapore) for winning the MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (MEF-CECP) of the Year award for 2014.(Read Full Article)
The market for hosted unified communications and IP voice services is growing at a healthy clip – 13 percent this year, according to Infonetics, which projects it will reach 62.6 billion seats by 2018, accounting for $12 billion in revenue.
This seems a good time, then, to offer up some key considerations for companies as they embark on a hosted UC deployment.
Fast, reliable connection(Read Full Article)
Optical transport systems vendor Transmode has deployed its EMXP 220 IIe, a packet-optical transport switch with the help of local partner Nera Networks in the network of Malaysian carrier's carrier Fiberail. Fiberail's new 100-Gbps capable fiber-optic network offers high-capacity connectivity to Tier 1 and Tier 2 service providers in the country.(Read Full Article)
FREMONT, Calif. -- Veryx Technologies, a leading provider of innovative test and measurement solutions, today announced that it is presenting two sessions in 2015 MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Revolution seminar series being held in Seoul, South Korea on December 10. "Veryx has been among the pioneers in CE 2.0 test and measurement, helping service providers quickly adopt CE 2.0 with its SAMTEST solution", said David Charlu, CEO of Veryx Technologies.(Read Full Article)
Key trends impacting Carrier Ethernet services market
Carrier Ethernet continues to gain acceptance among enterprises, due to the benefits it offers, as compared to internet: scalability, reliability, and cost efficient bandwidth. As enterprises continue to gain these benefits from Carrier Ethernet, they tend to drive network carrier’s efforts to stringent monitoring of SLAs for switched Ethernet services.(Read Full Article)