1. Articles from Joan Engebretson

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    1. Take Five with Paul Parker-Johnson

      Explore CEN Feature (Jul 15 2014)

      Take Five with Paul Parker-Johnson

      Paul Parker-Johnson is an analyst with ACG Research, where he specializes in software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) in service provider networks.

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      Mentions:   ACG Research   NFV

    2. Carrier Ethernet Underlies Hudson Fiber Low-Latency Network

      Explore CEN Feature (Jul 3 2014)

      Carrier Ethernet Underlies Hudson Fiber Low-Latency Network

      When Hudson Fiber Network set out to build a low-latency network to serve financial institutions, it was a logical choice to use Carrier Ethernet.

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    3. Carrier Ethernet is a Natural Match for the Cloud, But Needs More Work

      Explore CEN Feature (Jun 24 2014)

      Carrier Ethernet is a Natural Match for the Cloud, But Needs More Work

      As cloud services gain in popularity, interest in equally flexible communication services is climbing. And with few exceptions, those services are envisioned to be Carrier Ethernet-based.

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      Mentions:   Metro Ethernet Forum   Overture Networks   Mark Durrett

    4. Big Telecom Event: Sdn, Pstn Sunset and More

      Explore Telecompetitor (Jun 18 2014)

      Big Telecom Event: Sdn, Pstn Sunset and More

      Big Telecom Event: SDN, PSTN Sunset and More Software defined networking (SDN), network function virtualization (NFV), and the PSTN sunset were hot topics at the Big Telecom Event in Chicago this week.  Here are the five stories I thought would be of greatest interest to Telecompetitor readers, including those hot topics and more: 1-SDN for the STB. The University of New Hampshire...

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      Mentions:   Deutsche Telekom   Tower Cloud   Joan Engebretson

    5. Fairpoint Boosts Carrier Ethernet Speeds

      Explore CEN Feature (Jun 17 2014)

      Fairpoint Boosts Carrier Ethernet Speeds

      Fairpoint Communications has upgraded its Carrier Ethernet network throughout a large part of the company’s New England service area to support data rates up to 1 Gbps.

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      Mentions:   FairPoint Communications

    6. Equinix and TWTelecom Devise Creative Cloud Connectivity Solution

      Explore CEN Feature (Jun 3 2014)

      Equinix and TWTelecom Devise Creative Cloud Connectivity Solution

      An agreement between Equinix and TWTelecom has yielded a creative and cutting edge approach to cloud connectivity. The offering builds on the bandwidth-on-demand Carrier Ethernet capability that TWTelecom pioneered and leverages the Ethernet-based Equinix Cloud Exchange.

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    7. Ambitious Cox Gigabit Broadband Plans Revealed

      Explore Telecompetitor (May 22 2014)

      Ambitious Cox Gigabit Broadband Plans Revealed

      Ambitious Cox Gigabit Broadband Plans Revealed Cox Communications today provided details about the plans for deploying gigabit broadband service that Cox CEO Pat Esser initially revealed in late April. The company will use a combination of DOCSIS, GPON and active  Ethernet to deliver gigabit service, the spokeswoman said.

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      Mentions:   Bright House Networks   Joan Engebretson

    8. RCN Finds Carrier Ethernet Synergies Between Business and Residential Offerings

      Explore CEN Feature (May 20 2014)

      RCN Finds Carrier Ethernet Synergies Between Business and Residential Offerings

      RCN may be best known as a provider of multi-play services to residential customers using cable modem technology. But the company is also a significant player in the Carrier Ethernet market, serving business and wholesale customers using extensive fiber facilities the company has deployed.

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      Mentions:   RCN

    9. New Task Force Tackles 400 GbE Standard

      Explore CEN Feature (May 13 2014)

      New Task Force Tackles 400 GbE Standard

      This week will be an important one for the future of Ethernet as a new IEEE task force focused on creating new 400Gbps standards holds its inaugural meeting. And although developments aren’t specifically about Carrier Ethernet, they will have an impact on carriers.

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      Mentions:   IEEE

    10. FCC E-Rate Modernization Workshop: $750 Per Gigabit Target Suggested

      Explore Telecompetitor (May 7 2014)

      FCC E-Rate Modernization Workshop: $750 Per Gigabit Target Suggested

      The incumbent carrier got 92% of the business, with the remaining 8% split across two other service providers. Through that process, the schools were able to get the incumbent to improve service, observed Jeff Letourneau, executive director of NetworkMaine. “We got them to invest in new technology,” he said. ATM connections were replaced with Carrier Ethernet, he noted.

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      Mentions:   Joan Engebretson

    11. Report: Switched Carrier Ethernet Services Outpace Dedicated Services

      Explore CEN Feature (May 6 2014)

      Report: Switched Carrier Ethernet Services Outpace Dedicated Services

      Switched Carrier Ethernet offerings that enable multiple services to be delivered over a single connection are outselling dedicated services that dedicate an entire port to a single service, according to new research from Frost & Sullivan.

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      Mentions:   Frost & Sullivan   tw telecom   Level (3)

    12. Carrier Ethernet is Transbeam’s Entrée into New Customers

      Explore CEN Feature (Apr 24 2014)

      Carrier Ethernet is Transbeam’s Entrée into New Customers

      Carrier Ethernet comprises a large portion of Transbeam’s business – but the service provider’s business also extends above and below Layer 2.

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      Mentions:   Transbeam

    13. Cloud Ethernet Forum is on a Roll

      Explore CEN Feature (Apr 15 2014)

      Cloud Ethernet Forum is on a Roll

      The Cloud Ethernet Forum has been busy since its inception last May. I checked in this week with Jeffrey Schmitz, who is chairman of the forum, to discuss the organization's progress and a couple of announcements that the organization made recently.

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      Mentions:   Metro Ethernet Forum

    14. FirstLight Carrier Ethernet Quote System Will Leverage Local Strengths

      Explore CEN Feature (Apr 3 2014)

      FirstLight Carrier Ethernet Quote System Will Leverage Local Strengths

      Carrier Ethernet service provider FirstLight considers its local focus to be a key differentiator – and a good example of that focus is the quoting system that the New England and upstate New York-based company is putting together.

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      Mentions:   Metro Ethernet Forum

    15. Telegeography Sees Strong Growth in VPLS Carrier Ethernet Availability

      Explore CEN Feature (Mar 20 2014)

      Telegeography Sees Strong Growth in VPLS Carrier Ethernet Availability

      The availability gap between Layer 3 IP-VPN and Carrier Ethernet services is narrowing, according to new research from Telegeography.

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      Mentions:   TeleGeography

    16. Equinix Performance Hub Leverages Carrier Ethernet Connectivity

      Explore CEN Feature (Mar 18 2014)

      Equinix Performance Hub Leverages Carrier Ethernet Connectivity

      Carrier Ethernet is an important element of a new Performance Hub offering announced by data center operator Equinix on March 5.

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    17. CENX Tackles Carrier Ethernet Capacity Planning, SDN/NFV Transition

      Explore CEN Feature (Mar 13 2014)

      CENX Tackles Carrier Ethernet Capacity Planning, SDN/NFV Transition

      Carrier Ethernet software supplier CENX has been automating more and more of the operational functions required to support Carrier Ethernet services. After previously automating provisioning and troubleshooting, the company has now tackled capacity planning.

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      Mentions:   NFV

    18. Comcast/TWC Could See Strong Carrier Ethernet Opportunities if They Can Get on the Same Page

      Explore CEN Feature (Feb 27 2014)

      Comcast/TWC Could See Strong Carrier Ethernet Opportunities if They Can Get on the Same Page

      When Comcast and Time Warner Cable on February 13 announced plans to merge, most of the talk was about the impact on the companies’ traditional residential business. But it’s interesting to think about how the business services side of those companies will be affected.

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      Mentions:   Time Warner Cable

    19. Masergy Offers Carrier Ethernet Connectivity to Amazon Web Services

      Explore CEN Feature (Feb 18 2014)

      Masergy Offers Carrier Ethernet Connectivity to Amazon Web Services

      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.

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      Mentions:   Masergy

    20. Talking Carrier Ethernet 2.0, Ethernet over DOCSIS with Time Warner Cable

      Explore CEN Feature (Feb 11 2014)

      Talking Carrier Ethernet 2.0, Ethernet over DOCSIS with Time Warner Cable

      Time Warner Cable Business Class is the first carrier to gain Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification on all six retail Carrier Ethernet services for which MEF certification is offered. These include regular and virtual versions of E-Line, E-LAN and E-Tree services.

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      Mentions:   Time Warner Cable   Metro Ethernet Forum

    21. Exec Details Deal to Embed AT&T NetBond in Equinix Data Centers

      Explore Telecompetitor (Jan 28 2014)

      Exec Details Deal to Embed AT&T NetBond in Equinix Data Centers

      Underlying NetBond is “a service management layer and a set of APIs that can integrate with cloud services of our own or others,” Dufrene said. Cloud connectivity is available for several types of VPNs that AT&T offers, including Carrier Ethernet, frame relay and others.

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      Mentions:   IBM   Joan Engebretson

    22. Equinix Sees Carrier Ethernet Opportunities in Big Data, the Internet of Things

      Explore CEN Feature (Jan 23 2014)

      Equinix Sees Carrier Ethernet Opportunities in Big Data, the Internet of Things

      Big data, cloud services and the Internet of things are set to give data center operators a big boost – and that bodes well for Carrier Ethernet service providers who make the right moves, said Craig Waldrop, senior Carrier Ethernet product manager for data center operator Equinix, in an interview.

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      Mentions:   Metro Ethernet Forum   tw telecom

    23. Frontier Exec Dishes on New Carrier Ethernet Service Levels and Future Plans

      Explore CEN Feature (Jan 16 2014)

      Frontier Exec Dishes on New Carrier Ethernet Service Levels and Future Plans

      Frontier Communications has added a couple of new service tiers to its Carrier Ethernet offering. I checked in this week with Lisa Partridge, Frontier manager of product management, to get some additional information about this and the company’s other future plans for Carrier Ethernet. 

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      Mentions:   SLA   Frontier Communications   Frontier

    24. ValuNet IPTV Key to Kansas Triple Play Start-Up, But Carrier Ethernet, too

      Explore Telecompetitor (Jan 9 2014)

      ValuNet IPTV Key to Kansas Triple Play Start-Up, But Carrier Ethernet, too

      ValuNet IPTV Key to Kansas Triple Play Start-Up With programming costs skyrocketing, some small telcos have become wary of deploying IPTV. But one network operator that braved the waters late last year is ValuNet, a startup company that is deploying a GPON and active Carrier Ethernet network in Emporia, Kansas – a college town of about 30,000 people located halfway between Wichita and Kansas City. When...

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      Mentions:   Joan Engebretson

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