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- Infonetics: 100GE Router Port Sales Still Low, But Growing Fast
- MEF’s New Vision for Carrier Ethernet: The Third Network
- TelePacific's Ethernet Ecosystem Delivers the Three "Cs"
- Comcast Business Invests In Knoxville, Turning Up 10G Carrier Ethernet Network
- Carriers Upgrade Global VPNs And Hold Steady On Vertical Systems Group’s Mid-2014 Global Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD
- MegaPath Deal Should Expand Global Capacity Carrier Ethernet Offerings
- RCN Business Launches Carrier Ethernet Services In the Empire State Building
- Interop NY, MEF Carrier/Service Provider Forum To Explore Convergence Of Carrier Ethernet 2.0, SDN, NFV
- MEF Proof of Concept Demos: Hints About What You’ll See at GEN14
- 40G/100G Carrier Ethernet Services Slow to Catch On with Enterprises
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Report Finds Sluggish 40/100 G Ethernet Demand
High equipment prices and unattractive comparative cost ratios have hindered adoption of ultra-high bandwidth (UHB) 40 and 100 Gbps Ethernet (GE) services, despite network and services providers’ growing bandwidth needs, according to a new research report from Heavy Reading. With relatively few customers as compared to 10GE, year-over-year...(Read Full Article)
WAYNESBORO, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: LMOS), a leading fiber-based service provider of data, voice and IP-based telecommunication services in the Mid-Atlantic region, announced that it recently connected QTS’ mega data center in Richmond, Virginia with fiber. This marks the fifteenth commercial data center connected to the Lumos fiber network and the second in Richmond. Lumos operates a 110-mile fiber network in this key “edge-out” m(Read Full Article)
Like a lot of companies involved in the telecom industry, CENX has been doing a lot of thinking about network function virtualization. As a provider of operations support systems for Carrier Ethernet and other types of interconnection, CENX has a unique perspective on NFV.(Read Full Article)
FairPoint Communications' growing Carrier Ethernet service base continued to be a factor in the second quarter, contributing $20.9 million of revenue, or 9.3 percent of total revenue, up from $15.5 million in the second quarter of 2013 as retail and wholesale Ethernet circuits grew 48.3 percent year-over-year.(Read Full Article)
The MEF ( Metro Ethernet Forum) announced the results of the 2014 – 2015 board of directors elections and subsequent appointments by the board at the MEF Annual Members Meeting in Santa Clara, California. This leadership team will lead the MEF's continued efforts to accelerate worldwide adoption of Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services and technologies and to advance global standards initiatives aligned with today's increasingly dynamic services environment.(Read Full Article)
Cloud services, broadband video, mobile technologies, apps, and other forms of information and entertainment are all driving tremendous traffic volumes on metro networks. This packet-based network traffic – connecting people to content – travels on metro networks as soon as it leaves the data center.(Read Full Article)
Because Ethernet is fast becoming the dominant technology both inside data centers and in the metro networks that interconnect them, it makes sense to deploy networks that are raw and powerful, able to switch and aggregate Ethernet, and reduce the cost and complexity of deploying high-touch functions that are not needed in many parts of the metro network.(Read Full Article)
Sponsored Feature: Intel Network Builders Webinar: Carrier-Class Environment for NFV Lifecycle Management.
Communications service providers see the strong business upside from deploying NFV-based services. NFV promises to lower costs, simplify network operations, and usher in a new era of rapid service innovation.(Read Full Article)
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Communications service providers see the strong business upside from deploying NFV-based services. NFV promises to lower costs, simplify network operations, and usher in a new era of rapid service innovation. However, there are still concerns about running mission-critical, revenue generating network functions as software applications on general purpose compute platforms rather than purpose-built appliances.
Join Charlie Ashton, Sr. Director, Wind River and Prayson Pate, CTO, Overture and explore what is required to ...(Read Full Article)
With Unified Communicaiton, VoIP and a general increase in data transfer putting increased bandwidth and performance pressure on wide area networks (WAN), legacy technologies like frame relay are being put out to pasture. As IT decision makers have looked for cost effective alternatives to these outdated services, Carrier Ethernet has emerged as a viable option for businesses upgrading communications, data storage or other critical aspects of business.(Read Full Article)
Windstream got the attention of the telecom world and financial community on Tuesday when it announced that it would spin off parts of its network assets into an independent Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). Not surprisingly, this development quickly fueled speculation that other service providers could, or are considering, a similar move.(Read Full Article)
Chicago has been a key growth target for WOW! Business' wholesale division. In early April, the service provider rolled out its Ethernet and session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking services in Chicago.(Read Full Article)
Conterra Broadband Service's beginnings stem back to its founders' roots in Vanguard Cellular, which served 29 markets including rural areas along the East Coast in the 1980s and 90s.(Read Full Article)
Growth in data and Internet services revenue was primarily driven by an increase in strategic Carrier Ethernet and VPN-based products, Internet and other services, partially offset by churn and re-pricing. Data and Internet revenue represents 60 percent of total revenue for the quarter, up from 56 percent during the same period a year ago.(Read Full Article)
AT&T is taking another step in advancing its company-wide cloud strategy by completing a proof-of-concept technology trial with IBM and ACS that it says will reduce set-up time for cloud-to-cloud connectivity, particularly between data centers.(Read Full Article)
We continue debating shared/switched Ethernet as a WAN solution with peers in the industry, vendors and customers. The argument from our perspective is not all ethernet connections are created equal. The opinions are varied, some are based on fact, some are based on being in the industry too long and cynicism has set in and others just are looking to sell cheaper broadband whatever the situation (aka..they don’t care).(Read Full Article)
Carrier Ethernet will continue to explode across the globe during the next five years according to Michael Howard, Co-founder and Principal Analyst Carrier Networks for Infonetics, Campbell, CA.(Read Full Article)
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, today announced that it has added a new Point of Presence (PoP) at Telx’s San Francisco data center (SFR1), located at 200 Paul Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94124. Strategically located south of downtown San Francisco, this new PoP will enable customers of SFR1 to experience improved fault tolerance, lower latency and increased network capacity through 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 giga(Read Full Article)
Whilst the WAN connection has been upgraded to Ethernet-grade performance too over the years, which has improved the experience considerably, that still leaves resources that sit outside the WAN in the same boat. Fortunately, Ethernet has the potential to grow into this area as well, with similarly positive results. In this feature, we explore the possibilities.(Read Full Article)
A network testbed being constructed just south of San Francisco will help carriers and vendors develop standards for better cloud services, the Cloudethernet Forum says.
The group’s OpenCloud Project, announced on Monday, will combine commonly used networking and computing equipment with live traffic from service providers’ commercial networks. It’s the first place researchers will be able to test new technologies designed to make cloud services more reliable and easier to set up and manage.(Read Full Article)
Network Virtualization Set to Revolutionize the Telecommunications Industry as the Shift to the 3rd Platform Continues, According to New IDC Research
According to new research from IDC, network virtualization is set to revolutionize the telecom industry as it transforms the culture and infrastructure that have long dominated the industry.(Read Full Article)
CenturyLink and the Denver Broncos announced a three-year sponsorship deal, under which the telco will usurp Comcast's role as the provider of Internet and data connectivity at the team's stadium and training facility.(Read Full Article)
It’s no secret that the Carrier Ethernet market is dominating service revenues globally for communications service providers (CSPs). Looking ahead, the Carrier Ethernet market is predicted to reach over $100 billion by 2017, with CSP spending on Carrier Ethernet equipment reaching $150 billion over the next five years. Propelling this growth are the industry standards fostered by organizations like the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).(Read Full Article)
Level 3 has been tasked by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to deliver a set of local area network (LAN) managed services inside the National Capital Region (NCR).(Read Full Article)