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    1. Lumos Networks bolsters off-net Ethernet reach via Equinix's Ethernet Exchange

      Explore FierceTelecom (Aug 2 2012)

      Lumos Networks bolsters off-net Ethernet reach via Equinix's Ethernet Exchange

      Lumos Networks (Nasdaq: LMOS) announced Tuesday it joined the Equinix Ethernet Exchange to increase its off-net Ethernet presence. Its membership in Equinix's Exchange comes after the service provider earned certification as a Carrier Class Metro Ethernet Service provider from the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), something that will provide assurance to new and existing customers that its Ethernet products meet well-established standards. Working with Equinix will afford Lumos Netwoks a number of nea

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      Mentions:   Metro Ethernet Forum

    2. Internet traffic costs plummet

      Explore TelecomTV (Aug 2 2012)

      Internet traffic costs plummet

      Despite all the catastrophising about rising costs and flattening revenues for mobile telcos and Internet access providers generally, IP transit prices, at least, are actually in steepening decline according to TeleGeography.

      The median monthly lease price for a full Gigabit Ethernet port in London dropped 57 per cent between Q2 2011 and Q2 2012 to US$3.13 per Mbps, compared with a 31 per cent decline compounded annually from Q2 2007 to Q2 2012. 
       
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      Mentions:   TeleGeography

    3. Metro Ethernet Users Await MEF Standards for SDN and Cloud Computing

      Explore tmcnet.com (Aug 1 2012)

      Metro Ethernet Users Await MEF Standards for SDN and Cloud Computing

      Relatively speaking, the metro Ethernet standards on both cloud and SDN are emerging into a promising technology for recent network applications. Open Flow, or SDN, has the ability to give a much needed boost to network innovations that give users options. This addresses capabilities and hones in problems within the network.

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      Mentions:   Metro Ethernet Forum

    4. Zain inks deal with PCCW - includes Ethernet Services

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      Zain inks deal with PCCW - includes Ethernet Services

      Zain Group announced a strategic partnership with Hong Kong-based PCCW Global to cooperate in the development and offering of international telecommunications services...

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    5. Exponential-e Carrier Ethernet Service Attracts Cloud Providers

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      Exponential-e Carrier Ethernet Service Attracts Cloud Providers

      U.K.-based Exponential-e has found that its early entry into the Carrier Ethernet market a decade ago has given it an edge in serving the needs of cloud service providers. “We’ve got the UK's major data centers on our network,” said Exponential-e Chief Technology Officer Adrian Hobbins in a recent interview.  

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    6. Google Fiber in the real world: Here’s what’s good and what needs work

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      Google Fiber in the real world: Here’s what’s good and what needs work

      Our reporter visited a vegan bakery in Kansas City that was one of the first places to get Google Fiber. He offers speed tests via wired, Wi-Fi and a sense of the problems that Google Fiber will have to overcome to sign up customers.

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    7. Metro Ethernet Forum starts work on cloud and SDN specifications

      Explore electronics-eetimes.com (Jul 30 2012)

      Metro Ethernet Forum starts work on cloud and SDN specifications

      The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) has started technical work on standards to support cloud computing and software-defined networking over carrier-grade Ethernet. First fruits from the work that started about three months ago are expected before the end of 2013.

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    8. Verizon's Ihab Tarazi becomes the Metro Ethernet Forum's new Chairman

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      Verizon's Ihab Tarazi becomes the Metro Ethernet Forum's new Chairman

      Ihab Tarazi, Verizon's Vice President of Global Network Planning, is adding another title to his industry technologist role--he was named Monday as the new chairman of the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF).

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      Mentions:   Metro Ethernet Forum

    9. MegaPath Sets Up Phoenix Office

      Explore Channel Partners Magazine (Jul 27 2012)

      MegaPath Sets Up Phoenix Office

      MegaPath Corp. announced Friday the opening of a new field sales office in Phoenix to support its Ethernet over Copper (EoC) network expansion. MegaPath announced in April that it had become the largest EoC network provider with more than 500 central offices; the goal is to build out more than 680 COs.

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    10. MEF aims for 2013 release of cloud-computing, SDN standards

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      MEF aims for 2013 release of cloud-computing, SDN standards

      The industry organization Metro Ethernet Forum is working on standards for cloud computing and software-defined networking that it plans to release by the end of next year. "First we will document some use cases, and then we will define what kind of management models and interfaces are needed to enable them," technical editor Ben Mack-Crane says of SDN over carrier-grade Ethernet.

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    11. Ethernet group crafting cloud, SDN specs

      Explore Topix: Your town. Your news. Your take. (Jul 27 2012)

      Ethernet group crafting cloud, SDN specs

      The Metro Ethernet Forum has started technical work on standards to support cloud computing and software-defined networking over carrier-grade Ethernet. First fruits from the work that started about three months ago are expected before the end of 2013.

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    12. ‘Father of The Internet’, Vint Cerf, Says Government Gets Credit For Inventing Web

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      ‘Father of The Internet’, Vint Cerf, Says Government Gets Credit For Inventing Web

      One of the "Fathers of the Internet," Vint Cerf, has come out swinging against a hotly contested Wall Street Journal op-ed arguing that the US government shouldn't take credit for inventing the Internet. "Articles like [Gordon] Crovitz' distort history for political purposes and I hope people who want to know the real story will discount this kind of revisionist interpretation," he says, in an interview with CNET.

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    13. CE in CE: GTS Evangelizes Carrier Ethernet Across Central Europe

      Explore CEN Feature (Jul 26 2012)

      CE in CE: GTS Evangelizes Carrier Ethernet Across Central Europe

      The CE after GTS’s name stands for Central Europe, but it might as well mean Carrier Ethernet. In December 2009, GTS launched Carrier Ethernet services in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and its home country of Poland. The rollout is noteworthy for a few reasons, including the scale and being the first of its kind in the region.  

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      Mentions:   SDH   Metro Ethernet Forum   Cable & Wireless Worldwide

    14. Colt grows H1 revenues 4.1%

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      Colt grows H1 revenues 4.1%

      European carrier Colt reported first-half revenues up 4.1 percent from a year earlier to EUR 797.9 million. Data revenue improved 1.8 percent to EUR 407.7 million, driven by demand for Ethernet services, and managed services revenue was up 15.4 percent to EUR 99.9 million, led by data centre services growth.

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    15. Can the Metro Ethernet Forum Supply the 'Third Network?'

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      Can the Metro Ethernet Forum Supply the 'Third Network?'

      What if you could combine the reliability of the PSTN and the speed of the Internet? What if you did not have to compromise the quality of a connection over the PSTN with the ability to be mobile? In his opening keynote speech for the NetEvents Americas in Miami this week, Nan Chen addressed this seemingly far-fetched notion. Chen is the President of the , a group that works toward the global adoption of Carrier Ethernet services. He asked the audience, “Where do we see where we are going in ter

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      Mentions:   Metro Ethernet Forum

    16. Who Cares About CE 2.0 Multiple Class of Service?

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      Who Cares About CE 2.0 Multiple Class of Service?

      If service providers fear anything these days, it’s becoming a dumb pipe. That ought to make the multiple classes of service (CoS) outlined in Carrier Ethernet 2.0 a welcome new weapon against commoditization and marginalization.  

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      Mentions:   Overture Networks   tw telecom

    17. Ethernet, IP/MPLS service revenue to surpass $81B by 2016

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      Ethernet, IP/MPLS service revenue to surpass $81B by 2016

      Driven by cloud services and the ongoing appetite for data services, a new Infonetics report indicates that service providers will continue see Global Ethernet and MPLS IP VPN service revenue growth.

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      Mentions:   Infonetics   Metro Ethernet Forum

    18. The Difference between Metro Ethernet and Stretched Data Center Subnets « ipSpace.net by @ioshints

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      The Difference between Metro Ethernet and Stretched Data Center Subnets « ipSpace.net by @ioshints

      Every time I rant about large-scale bridging and stretched L2 subnets, someone inevitably points out that Carrier (or Metro) Ethernet works perfectly fine using the same technologies and principles. I won’t spend any time on the “perfectly fine” part (Greg Ferro had a lot to say about that in the early Packet Pushers podcasts), but focus on the fundamental difference between the two: the use case. Engineers who know what they’re doing connect individual sites to Metro Ethernet services with laye

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    19. Report: Majority of Service Providers Considering SDN Deployment

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      Report: Majority of Service Providers Considering SDN Deployment

      Networking industry participants are increasingly turning to programmable software-defined network (SDN) technology, according to Infonetics Research, suggesting that recent industry focus on this area is not just hype.  SDN is a new approach to routing equipment that makes the control plane remotely accessible and remotely modifiable via third-party software clients..

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      Mentions:   Infonetics

    20. TelOne leases backhaul transmission facilities

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      TelOne leases backhaul transmission facilities

      Zimbabwe's fixed-line operator TelOne announced that it is leasing backhaul transmission facilities along its recently commissioned transmission.  Backhaul transmission facilities are now available for leasing in SDH interfaces as well as IP Ethernet interfaces on the Harare to Mutare and Bulawayo routes including towns and centres.

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    21. MEF-CECP: The Right Stuff

      Explore The Champion Community (Jul 19 2012)

      MEF-CECP: The Right Stuff

      Using a common language for the concepts, definitions, specifications, etc., for Carrier Ethernet is a key driver of the Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (MEF-CECP) program, which was launched about a year ago. Last December, Polis Anthousis of Cytaglobal became the 100th MEF-CECP. So far, more than 320 people have passed the MEF-CECP exam.

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    22. Metro Ethernet Forum Notches Three Milestones

      Explore CEN Feature (Jul 19 2012)

      Metro Ethernet Forum Notches Three Milestones

      A decade after its first demo of Ethernet services at Supercomm, the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) has passed the 200-member mark. It’s one of three recent milestones for an organization that some members say is as much the reason for Carrier Ethernet’s success as it is a beneficiary.  

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      Mentions:   Heavy Reading   IEEE   Metro Ethernet Forum

    23. Industry Spotlight: Cologix’s Grant van Rooyen

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      Industry Spotlight: Cologix’s Grant van Rooyen

      Cologix emerged onto the data center and interconnection stage a little less than a year ago, after operating in stealth for a while.  Starting with Dallas and three Canadian markets last year, they recently announced expansions in Toronto and Dallas, purchased the Minnesota Gateway and added yet more depth in Toronto by buying Carrier Connex.

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    24. Insight Research: Spending on Carrier Ethernet services will hit $5B in 2012

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      Insight Research: Spending on Carrier Ethernet services will hit $5B in 2012

      US enterprises and consumers are expected to spend more than $47 billion on Ethernet services provided by carriers over the next five years, according to new market analysis from The Insight Research Corp. With metro-area and wide-area Ethernet services readily available from virtually all major data service providers, industry revenue is expected to grow from nearly $5 billion in 2012 to reach just over $11 billion by 2017. However, year-over-year spending growth is expected to gradually stall

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