1. Articles from Joan Engebretson

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    1. MEF Gen14: Carriers Share SDN, Carrier Ethernet Visions

      Explore CEN Feature (Nov 25 2014)

      MEF Gen14: Carriers Share SDN, Carrier Ethernet Visions

      The Metro Ethernet Forum’s GEN14 conference in Washington, D.C. this week brought together network operators and other companies involved in the Carrier Ethernet and software defined network ecosystem from around the world.

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      Mentions:   XO Communications

    2. Cutting Edge Live Demos on Tap for MEF’s GEN14

      Explore CEN Feature (Nov 6 2014)

      Cutting Edge Live Demos on Tap for MEF’s GEN14

      Bandwidth on demand spanning multiple Carrier Ethernet service providers is a key theme of proof of concept demonstrations selected for MEF's GEN14 conference November 17 to 20 in Washington D.C. Three out of the six demos chosen showcase this capability, including a demo involving Tata Communications.

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      Mentions:   Tata   Metro Ethernet Forum

    3. BT Wholesale Adds Data Centers to its Carrier Ethernet Network

      Explore CEN Feature (Oct 30 2014)

      BT Wholesale Adds Data Centers to its Carrier Ethernet Network

      British Telecom’s wholesale division is pushing Carrier Ethernet into key data centers where network operators exchange traffic with one another. The division announced in October that it had established Carrier Ethernet points of presence in three data centers in Manchester, Leeds and Slough. 

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    4. Atlantic Broadband: A Smaller Cable Operator That Thinks Big

      Explore CEN Feature (Oct 23 2014)

      Atlantic Broadband: A Smaller Cable Operator That Thinks Big

      The success that cable companies are seeing in the Carrier Ethernet market is not restricted to the nation’s four or five largest cablecos. A case in point is Atlantic Broadband.

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    5. AT&T Gigabit Markets to Include Chicago and Atlanta

      Explore Telecompetitor (Oct 14 2014)

      AT&T Gigabit Markets to Include Chicago and Atlanta

      AT&T said today that it will bring its GigaPower gigabit broadband offering to Chicago, Atlanta and three other Georgia markets, including Decatur, Newnan, and Sandy Spring.

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      Mentions:   Joan Engebretson

    6. Take Five with Rosemary Cochran

      Explore CEN Feature (Oct 9 2014)

      Take Five with Rosemary Cochran

      People involved with Carrier Ethernet pay close attention to Vertical Systems Group's Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARDs, which provide bi-annual rankings of carriers based on port installations. Carrier Ethernet News talked recently with Vertical Systems Group’s principal Rosemary Cochran about the trends underlying the numbers.

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      Mentions:   Vertical Systems Group   Time Warner Cable   Metro Ethernet Forum

    7. Global Capacity/ Indatel Deal Targets Out-of-Region Ethernet

      Explore Telecompetitor (Oct 6 2014)

      Global Capacity/ Indatel Deal Targets Out-of-Region Ethernet

      Rural network operators should find it easier to meet business customers’ carrier Ethernet needs as the result of a new deal announced today between Global Capacity and Indatel.

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      Mentions:   MegaPath   Global Capacity   Joan Engebretson

    8. Infonetics: 100GE Router Port Sales Still Low, But Growing Fast

      Explore CEN Feature (Sep 30 2014)

      Infonetics: 100GE Router Port Sales Still Low, But Growing Fast

      Ports operating at 100 Gig E are still a relatively small portion of the entire service provider router market, but purchases of 100 Gig E ports are climbing steeply, according to Infonetics Research.

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      Mentions:   Infonetics   Heavy Reading

    9. MEF’s New Vision for Carrier Ethernet: The Third Network

      Explore CEN Feature (Sep 25 2014)

      MEF’s New Vision for Carrier Ethernet: The Third Network

      The MEF Is thinking big with its next key initiative announced today and dubbed the “Third Network." The goal is to combine “Internet-like agility with Carrier Ethernet 2.0-like assurance,” explained MEF President Nan Chen in an interview.

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      Mentions:   SLA   ITU   IEEE

    10. MEF Third Network Targets Network-as-a-Service

      Explore Telecompetitor (Sep 24 2014)

      MEF Third Network Targets Network-as-a-Service

      MEF Third Network Targets Network-as-a-Service

      The Metro Ethernet Forum’s Third Network  initiative, announced today, aims to combine the ubiquity of the Internet with the service assurance of Carrier Ethernet 2.0.  The goal is to enable network-as-a-service, explained Ethernet pioneer Bob Metcalfe, who is now an advisory director of the MEF, on a webinar today introducing the Third Network...

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      Mentions:   Orange Business Services   Metro Ethernet Forum   Joan Engebretson

    11. MegaPath Deal Should Expand Global Capacity Carrier Ethernet Offerings

      Explore CEN Feature (Sep 11 2014)

      MegaPath Deal Should Expand Global Capacity Carrier Ethernet Offerings

      Carrier Ethernet service providers will find they can deliver Carrier Ethernet to more locations and can do so more easily as the result of Global Capacity’s plan to purchase MegaPath’s wholesale and direct access business, announced on September 8.

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      Mentions:   Covad   MegaPath

    12. Global Capacity/ MegaPath Deal Should Be a Win for Both Companies

      Explore Telecompetitor (Sep 8 2014)

      Global Capacity/ MegaPath Deal Should Be a Win for Both Companies

      Global Capacity/ MegaPath Deal Should Be a Win for Both Companies

      Global Capacity’s plan to acquire MegaPath’s wholesale business, announced today, would appear to be a win for both companies. MegaPath gains cash to invest in the cloud and managed services business that will now be the company’s sole focus. And Global Capacity gains MegaPath’s extensive competitive access infrastructure, to...

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      Mentions:   Covad   MegaPath   Global Capacity

    13. MEF Proof of Concept Demos: Hints About What You’ll See at GEN14

      Explore CEN Feature (Sep 2 2014)

      MEF Proof of Concept Demos: Hints About What You’ll See at GEN14

      If you’re planning to attend the upcoming MEF Global Ethernet Networking 2014 conference, also known as GEN14, get set to see a lot of demos. The MEF for the first time this year is putting together a Proof of Concept Showcase that will be on exhibit at the event, scheduled for November 17-20 in Washington, D.C.

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      Mentions:   Metro Ethernet Forum

    14. 40G/100G Carrier Ethernet Services Slow to Catch On with Enterprises

      Explore CEN Feature (Aug 28 2014)

      40G/100G Carrier Ethernet Services Slow to Catch On with Enterprises

      Quite a few Carrier Ethernet service providers are offering 40GigE and 100GigE connections today. But according to a new report from Heavy Reading, it’s not unusual for a service provider to have only one or two enterprise customers for the high-speed services.

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      Mentions:   XO Communications   Heavy Reading   Lightower

    15. Infonetics: IP Transition Will Drive Strong Carrier Ethernet Equipment Sales

      Explore CEN Feature (Aug 19 2014)

      Infonetics: IP Transition Will Drive Strong Carrier Ethernet Equipment Sales

      Infonetics Research is forecasting worldwide Carrier Ethernet equipment sales of $147 billion over the next five years, growing from $27 billion in 2013 to $30.7 billion by 2018.

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      Mentions:   Ofcom   Infonetics

    16. Logix On-Net Building Expansion Drives Strong Carrier Ethernet Business

      Explore CEN Feature (Aug 7 2014)

      Logix On-Net Building Expansion Drives Strong Carrier Ethernet Business

      Carrier Ethernet service provider Logix may not be well known outside its Texas and Oklahoma serving area. But the company can trace its roots back 30 years, having begun life as a long-distance provider back in 1983.

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    17. CENX Advocates Layer-by-Layer NFV

      Explore CEN Feature (Aug 5 2014)

      CENX Advocates Layer-by-Layer NFV

      Like a lot of companies involved in the telecom industry, CENX has been doing a lot of thinking about network function virtualization. As a provider of operations support systems for Carrier Ethernet and other types of interconnection, CENX has a unique perspective on NFV.

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      Mentions:   NFV

    18. Carrier Ethernet Applications Drive Demand for CENX Interconnecton Solutions

      Explore CEN Feature (Jul 24 2014)

      Carrier Ethernet Applications Drive Demand for CENX Interconnecton Solutions

      As the provider of operations support software underlying network operator Carrier Ethernet deployments, CENX has some unique insight on the Carrier Ethernet market.

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    19. NCTC/ Global Capacity Deal Extends Cableco Service Reach

      Explore Telecompetitor (Jul 23 2014)

      NCTC/ Global Capacity Deal Extends Cableco Service Reach

      “The NCTC member would interconnect to a local POP,” explained Mary Stanhope. “This is typically a 1 gigabit Ethernet [network-to-network] interface. While the buying contract is consolidated into one master agreement, operators would interconnect on unique physical network connections.”

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      Mentions:   Joan Engebretson

    20. 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

    21. 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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    22. 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

    23. 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

    24. 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

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