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    1. Global Capacity Completes Acquisition of MegaPath’s Network Services Business

      Explore Telecompetitor (Jan 6 2015)

      Global Capacity Completes Acquisition of MegaPath’s Network Services Business

      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.

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      Mentions:   Vertical Systems Group   MegaPath   Global Capacity

    2. Virtual WAN providers challenge traditional MPLS

      Explore Ethernet Academy (Dec 24 2014)

      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."

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    3. Carrier Ethernet is 80% of Wholesaler-Turned-Retail Carrier Metcom’s Business

      Explore CEN Feature (Dec 23 2014)

      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.

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    4. Windstream lights up Ethernet network for National Weather Service

      Explore FierceTelecom (Dec 23 2014)

      Windstream lights up Ethernet network for National Weather Service

      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.

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      Mentions:   Cyan   NuVox

    5. HGC achieves Metro Ethernet Forum membership

      Explore Ethernet Academy (Dec 22 2014)

      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

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      Mentions:   Metro Ethernet Forum

    6. Vitesse Unveils Carrier Ethernet IC with SDN/NFV Service Automation Capability

      Explore Ethernet Academy (Dec 21 2014)

      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.

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      Mentions:   Metro Ethernet Forum

    7. Heavy Reading Unveils Four Industry Reports

      Explore Ethernet Academy (Dec 21 2014)

      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.

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    8. Solveforce Reaches Dallas, Texas offering 40+ Telecom Consulting Carrier Access December 2014

      Explore Ethernet Academy (Dec 19 2014)

      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.

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    9. Carrier Ethernet Services: 3+ Million Ports Worldwide by 2018

      Explore Ethernet Academy (Dec 19 2014)

      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.

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      Mentions:   Metro Ethernet Forum

    10. Frontier Communications Achieves Highest Standard of Ethernet Services Certification

      Explore Ethernet Academy (Dec 18 2014)

      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.

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      Mentions:   Metro Ethernet Forum   Frontier

    11. Vitesse offers SDN/NFV-enabled Carrier Ethernet IC

      Explore Ethernet Academy (Dec 18 2014)

      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).

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      Mentions:   IEEE   Metro Ethernet Forum   Vitesse

    12. Vitesse launches new Serval Carrier Ethernet switch engine

      Explore Ethernet Academy (Dec 18 2014)

      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.

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      Mentions:   Metro Ethernet Forum   Vitesse

    13. Vitesse Delivers SDN/NFV-Ready Turnkey Solution

      Explore Ethernet Academy (Dec 18 2014)

      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.

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      Mentions:   Metro Ethernet Forum   Vitesse

    14. Frontier gets Mef Ce 2.0 certification for Ethernet portfolio

      Explore FierceTelecom (Dec 18 2014)

      Frontier gets Mef Ce 2.0 certification for Ethernet portfolio

      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.

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      Mentions:   SLA   Frontier Communications   Frontier

    15. James Walker Video Interview: Cloud Ethernet Forum Tackles Network/Cloud Provider Integration

      Explore CEN Feature (Dec 18 2014)

      James Walker Video Interview: Cloud Ethernet Forum Tackles Network/Cloud Provider Integration

      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.

       

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    16. Telekomunikasi Indonesia International’s Sendang Praptomo Wins MEF-CECP of the Year Award

      Explore Ethernet Academy (Dec 17 2014)

      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.

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      Mentions:   Time Warner Cable   Metro Ethernet Forum   Level (3)

    17. 3 Keys to Success with Cloud-based Unified Communications

      Explore Ethernet Academy (Dec 17 2014)

      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

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      Mentions:   Frost & Sullivan   Quality of Service

    18. Malaysian carrier's carrier Fiberail deploys 100-Gbps capable packet optical network

      Explore Ethernet Academy (Dec 17 2014)

      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.

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      Mentions:   Metro Ethernet Forum

    19. Veryx Takes CE 2.0 Revolution to South Korea

      Explore Ethernet Academy (Dec 17 2014)

      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.

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      Mentions:   Metro Ethernet Forum

    20. The Third Network - In a nutshell

      Explore Ethernet Academy (Dec 17 2014)

      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.

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      Mentions:   IEEE   Metro Ethernet Forum

    21. Hurricane Electric adds new PoPs in Missouri, deepens Midwest presence

      Explore FierceTelecom (Dec 16 2014)

      Hurricane Electric adds new PoPs in Missouri, deepens Midwest presence

      Hurricane Electric has enhanced its growing footprint in the Midwest by establishing two new Points of Presence (PoP) at Digital Realty's facilities located in St. Louis, Mo.

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    22. Strong Demand For Data Center, Cloud Services Boosting Europe's Carrier Ethernet Market

      Explore CEN Feature (Dec 16 2014)

      Strong Demand For Data Center, Cloud Services Boosting Europe's Carrier Ethernet Market

      Europe's retail and wholesale Carrier Ethernet providers are benefiting from increasing demand for enterprise connectivity and the accompanying rise in data traffic. The uptake will rise as more and more cloud services are adopted across the region, according to Frost & Sullivan' s most recent analysis.

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      Mentions:   Frost & Sullivan

    23. Carrier Ethernet grows, Metro Ethernet emerges | Datacenter Dynamics

      Explore DatacenterDynamics (Dec 16 2014)

      Carrier Ethernet grows, Metro Ethernet emerges | Datacenter Dynamics

      In September this year the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) announced its vision for the future of global networking. MEF believes that business today is served by two types of data networks.

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    24. Vitesse Semiconductor Hopes Ethernet Strategy Will Aid Turnaround

      Explore Ethernet Academy (Dec 16 2014)

      NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Vitesse Semiconductor (VTSS) Chief Executive Chris Gardner hopes a shift in strategy will help the company's turnaround efforts.

      Vitesse is now favoring Ethernet-based technology for carrier, enterprise, and Internet of Things networks over its more mature semiconductor product line. The company hopes to become part of a disruptive industry trend that will help it capture growing market share.

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      Mentions:   Vitesse

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