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- Integra Upgrades to All-Carrier Ethernet Service Delivery Model
- Wolfe Hungry for Carrier Ethernet Customers with Big Appetites for Bandwidth
- Cloud Ethernet Forum is on a Roll
- FairPoint Expands Carrier Ethernet's Reach in Northeastern U.S.
- Incumbent & Competitive Carrier Ethernet Providers Holding Strong, Steady In 2013
- FirstLight Carrier Ethernet Quote System Will Leverage Local Strengths
- Take 5 With Ron Kline
- Alpheus Communications Inks NNI with United Network Services Inc.
- Time Warner Cable On Top of Vertical Systems Group’s 2013 Cable MSO Ethernet LEADERBOARD
- Telegeography Sees Strong Growth in VPLS Carrier Ethernet Availability
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Overture today announced that Global Capacity, a leading network connectivity company, has selected the award-winning 6500 Multi-service CE2.0-certified Carrier Ethernet platform to expand its One Marketplace Ethernet interconnect offering. The Overture 6500 is a scalable, high resiliency Carrier Ethernet aggregation and switching platform that delivers performance-assured services over fiber, E-Access, copper, TDM and SONET/SDH.(Read Full Article)
The enterprise unit of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) has partnered with IT.Corea in a bid to provide integrated connectivity service to the growing Korean community and businesses in the country. Besides partnering for PLDT’s Managed IPL and domestic Carrier Ethernet services to link the Korean firms' multiple locations, IT.Corea is also the only Korean IT company in the Philippines to offer information data center services to benefit Korean-owned businesses through PLDT’s network of world-class VITRO Data Centers.(Read Full Article)
The European industry body ETSI Industry Study Group (ISG) has been working on Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) for a year now. That anniversary was marked by the recent NFV#5 meeting in Malaga, Spain. Here are a few observations from the meeting.(Read Full Article)
Have early movers to obtain Carrier Ethernet 2.0 compliance gained an important edge in the market? Early adopters and those less convinced explain their positions. Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) was announced to the world in 2012. It added new facets to the basic standard, such as multiple classes of service and multi-network manageability, simplifying the interconnection of services from different providers.(Read Full Article)
The standardisation of Carrier Ethernet services and operations has taken a back seat while networks have been streamlined. But now the service side is being reinvented to create vital efficiencies for carriers. Much of the effort that has gone into making Carrier Ethernet a global standard for the circulation of data over a wide area has focused on the network. This should not be surprising.(Read Full Article)
(Telecompaper) Dutch operator CBizz announced a wholesale Ethernet access agreement with Caiw to offer business services over FTTH networks. The wholesale services were developed by the operators over the past six months, and CBizz is the first to launch. CBizz will start with a campaign 'Klaar-voor-glasvezel' (Ready for fibre) offering three packages of 50, 100 and 400 Mbps symmetric broadband. All three plans come with a fixed line, and they cost respectively EUR 49.95, 59.95 and 119.95 per month. Customers can add more services such as POS and alarm over IP.(Read Full Article)
The run up to MWC has seen several equipment vendors gearing up their small cell strategy as operators move on from plugging coverage gaps to boosting their service offerings with the technology. NSN took a shot at its rival by pointing out that the base station can use a building’s existing shared Ethernet cabling for backhaul, eliminating the cost of new wiring typically needed for DAS and hybrid DAS systems. Ericsson’s small cell backhaul cabling runs a proprietary protocol.(Read Full Article)
Carrier Ethernet has quickly become the go to network solution for enterprises because of its ability to provide reliable, scalable and flexible service-level agreements. So burgeoning is its popularity that Infonetics Research predicts the Carrier Ethernet market will top £24 billion globally by 2017, with the greatest demand originating from Asia Pacific followed by Europe, The Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Such demand solidifies Carrier Ethernet as a permanent, inseparable part of the network ecosystem.(Read Full Article)
All that work tw telecom has been doing to tune its network for the coming era of the cloud has paid off in some nice federal business. They’ve been awarded a WAN-Cloud-B contract by the Department of Health and Human Services worth up to $21.85M over the next four or five years. … [ ](Read Full Article)
The timing couldn't have been more perfect. The day that Multiple System Operators (MSOs) Time Warner Cable and Comcast announced their intention to merge, Vertical Systems Group's bi-annual U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD registered a gain by both companies.(Read Full Article)
(Telecompaper) CENX has announced it has been selected by a North American tier 1 mobile service provider for a multi-million dollar project to provide a real-time performance and fault monitoring service for a nationwide 4G backhaul network. The Cenx Ethernet Lifecycle Manager will provide significant operational cost savings by reducing trouble triage time, establishing an authoritative measurement of access vendor performance and improving data integrity. Ethernet Lifecycle Manager (ELM) is Cenx's flagship Service Orchestration service and will enable this tier 1 mobile service provider to monitor Ethernet transport services in real time.(Read Full Article)
Fibertech Networks has put the finishing touches on its network expansion project in Ohio, adding more than 1,000 miles of new fiber in Akron, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton and Toledo. The competitive carrier can now serve as another business service and wholesale service alternative to area telcos such as AT&T (NYSE: T) and Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB). Prospective customers will be able to get access to its suite of collocation, optical services, point-to-point and multi-point Ethernet service ranging from 5 Mbps to 100 Gbps.(Read Full Article)
Network vendors Alcatel Lucent and Huawei have both made announcements around Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) ahead of next week’s Mobile World Congress, where new network architectures like NFV and SDN (software defined networking) will be the subject of much discussion and, Telecoms.com understands, some big news from the operator community.(Read Full Article)
(Telecompaper) TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) has announced it has expanded its worldwide network with a point of presence (PoP) in Oman. Partnering with Omantel, TSIC will offer an extensive portfolio of Internet Protocol, Ethernet, international voice and IPX-based services, Oman Times reported.
TeliaSonera has worked with Middle Eastern telecommunication operators for over two decades and continues to build on its position as a major international voice aggregator and one of the top providers of internet backbone routes to the region. Brendan Ives, president of TeliaSonera International Carrier, said partnering with Omantel is a natural step given Oman's strategic location ...
Frontier Communications is serving up its new 10G optical transport service for its customers in 25 states that leverages its widely deployed DWDM-based ROADM platforms. Frontier's new 10G optical transport service complements its growing Carrier Ethernet service portfolio.(Read Full Article)
An early February announcement from Carrier Ethernet service provider Masergy Communications illustrates the growing importance of Carrier Ethernet for the cloud. Masergy said it has been chosen to provide direct private access to Amazon Web Services (AWS) throughout North America.(Read Full Article)
Tata Consultancy Selects Level 3 Carrier Ethernet Communications for its Expanded Operations in Brazil
(LVLT) today announced it has signed an agreement with Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS), a multinational IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, to deliver Ethernet virtual private line (EVPL) and dedicated Internet access (DIA) services to its offices in Brazil. With the opening of its office in Rio de Janeiro, TCS needed additional network services to accommodate an ...(Read Full Article)
When the term “Carrier Ethernet” was coined nearly 10 years ago at a Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) gathering in Hawaii, the concept of cloud computing as we know it had yet to be formulated.(Read Full Article)
If anybody present at that meeting had described a data centre where tens of thousands of virtual machines resided together, providing services to locations hundreds, or even thousands of miles away, they would have been greeted, at best as a visionary, but more likely as a fantasist
The Metro Ethernet Forum has begun a new leadership chapter, naming Andrew McFadzen, Orange Business Services' head of global marketing, as its new chairman.(Read Full Article)
TDS Telecom is now delivering service to some customers who reside south of Kingfield, Maine, by partially completing another one of its American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus-funded broadband Internet projects. When it completes its 44 projects, TDS said it will be able to deliver service to a total of nearly 27,000 homes. Since its deployments use a mix of metro Ethernet transport to VDSL2 and GPON in the last mile, these network builds also can support nearby business customers.(Read Full Article)
Comcast Business Named Fastest Growing Company Ranked on Vertical Systems Group’s Year-End 2013 U.S. Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard
Comprehensive Ethernet portfolio and unparalleled network reach drove market share gains that propelled company onto analyst firm’s U.S. Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard. This latest industry recognition of Comcast’s Ethernet market momentum follows the company being named the Metro Ethernet Forum’s (MEF) Service Provider of the Year in its 2013 Carrier Ethernet Awards for North America.(Read Full Article)
Carrier Ethernet services have seen significant growth over the last decade, most recently being driven by the uptake in cloud services. Now SDN will bring greater performance and cost efficiency to optical transport networks and carrier Ethernet services, further driving this growth. SDN will change carrier Ethernet and its services in three significant ways: Cost: A key objective for both SDN and carrier Ethernet is to reduce overall costs.(Read Full Article)
It makes sense for cable operators like Comcast to expand their presence in the medium-sized business space. They can not only leverage their growing base of fiber plant to deliver Carrier Ethernet, but also appeal to businesses that are looking for alternatives to the limitations of copper-based T1 circuits that they got from local ILECs.(Read Full Article)