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- 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
- Equinix Performance Hub Leverages Carrier Ethernet Connectivity
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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)
Last year, Fibertech Networks built new fiber networks in the Ohio cities of Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Akron and Toledo, and doubled the size of its existing network in Columbus. This year it is Detroit's turn, said Michael Hurley, vice president sales and marketing for the Rochester, N.Y.-based fiber network provider.(Read Full Article)
Software-defined networking (SDN) could save operators $9 billion in mobile backhaul-related operating expenses by 2017 as they gain the ability to dynamically manage traffic and backhaul bandwidth, according to fresh research.(Read Full Article)
Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) [Business Wire] – Comcast Business today announced that it was named the fastest growing Ethernet provider on Vertical Systems Group's 2013 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD. Comcast is ranked in eighth ...(Read Full Article)
Comcast Business Named Fastest Growing Company Ranked on Vertical Systems Group’s Year-End 2013 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD
Comcast Business today announced that it was named the fastest growing Ethernet provider on Vertical Systems Group’s 2013 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD. Comcast is ranked in eighth position on the research firm’s latest LEADERBOARD based on year-end 2013 U.S. business Ethernet port share results.(Read Full Article)
BOSTON, MA, FEBRUARY 12, 2014 – Vertical Systems Group’s U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD results for year-end 2013 are as follows (in rank order based on retail ports): AT&T, Verizon, tw telecom, CenturyLink, Time Warner Cable, Cox, XO, Comcast and Level 3. Port shares were calculated using the base of enterprise installations of Ethernet services, plus input from Vertical’s independent surveys of Ethernet providers.(Read Full Article)
(Telecompaper) Network connectivity company, Global Capacity has announced that Brightstar Communications has selected One Marketplace for network connectivity...(Read Full Article)
tw telecom reported that fourth-quarter revenues rose 5.9 percent to $400 million due to strong enterprise service growth, but it foresees some rocky spending patterns taking place in 2014.(Read Full Article)