1. Articles from Joan Engebretson

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

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      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

    2. Cloud Ethernet Forum is on a Roll

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      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

    3. FirstLight Carrier Ethernet Quote System Will Leverage Local Strengths

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      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

    4. Telegeography Sees Strong Growth in VPLS Carrier Ethernet Availability

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      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

    5. Equinix Performance Hub Leverages Carrier Ethernet Connectivity

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      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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    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. Masergy Offers Carrier Ethernet Connectivity to Amazon Web Services

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      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

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

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      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

    10. 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

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

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      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

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

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      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

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

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      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

    14. DukeNet Demos Carrier Ethernet Bandwidth on Demand Using SDN

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      DukeNet Demos Carrier Ethernet Bandwidth on Demand Using SDN

      As telecom network operators set their sights on software defined networking (SDN), one of the areas they are likely to use the technology first is to support prompt turn-up of Carrier Ethernet services, as a demo put together recently by DukeNet Communications illustrates.

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    15. Carrier Ethernet Highlights of 2013; What’s in Store for 2014?

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      Carrier Ethernet Highlights of 2013; What’s in Store for 2014?

      The past year has seen a number of important Carrier Ethernet developments – and 2014 is poised to be another important year as well. Here’s a look at the most compelling stories of 2013 and at what’s in store for 2014.

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      Mentions:   Metro Ethernet Forum   Frontier

    16. CENX Carrier Ethernet Management Software Gains a Tier 1 Customer

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      CENX Carrier Ethernet Management Software Gains a Tier 1 Customer

      CENX’s Carrier Ethernet provisioning and troubleshooting software received a vote of confidence December 10 when the company announced that a Tier 1 U.S. operator had placed a “multi-million dollar” order for the offering. The operator’s name was not revealed but it apparently is a wireless carrier.

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    17. WireIE Brings Carrier Ethernet to Rural Canada

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      WireIE Brings Carrier Ethernet to Rural Canada

      Toronto-based network operator WireIE has a unique business model. The company offers Carrier Ethernet on a wholesale basis in rural areas of Canada that would not otherwise have high-speed network connectivity.

       

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    18. AT&T Not Allowed to Eliminate Special Access Discounts – At Least Not Yet

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      AT&T Not Allowed to Eliminate Special Access Discounts – At Least Not Yet

      The FCC said yesterday that AT&T will not be allowed to eliminate long-term discounts on special access circuits for at least five months while the commission investigates the matter further. One of the arguments put forth by competitors stated that in many instances AT&T has refused to interconnect with carriers via IP-based circuits and in many locations Carrier Ethernet services are not available.

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      Mentions:   Joan Engebretson

    19. TDS Exec Shares Stimulus Project Progress, VDSL2 and FTTH to Offer Up to 25 Mbps

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      TDS Exec Shares Stimulus Project Progress, VDSL2 and FTTH to Offer Up to 25 Mbps

      “DSL was our focus,” said Larry Boehm, TDS director of engineering and implementation. He noted, though, that potentially the company’s focus could expand in the future. “The projects have given us infrastructure and local networks that would help us deploy products like video and Ethernet products to business,” he said.

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      Mentions:   Joan Engebretson

    20. Launch Event Highlights Allied Fiber’s Open Access (But Incomplete) Network

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      Launch Event Highlights Allied Fiber’s Open Access (But Incomplete) Network

      Launch Event Highlights Allied Fiber’s Open Access (But Incomplete) Network Allied Fiber, the company that plans to build a unique nationwide dark fiber network, had a launch event in West Palm Beach, Fla. today — although much of the network has yet to be built. “The duct between Miami and Atlanta is 100 percent complete,” said Allied Fiber CEO Hunter Newby in an email to...

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      Mentions:   Joan Engebretson

    21. MEF Seattle Meeting Was a Productive One

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      MEF Seattle Meeting Was a Productive One

      The Ethernet services lifecycle, E-Access with virtual NID functionality and partner relationship management are among 40 strategic initiatives, projects and other work items currently in progress with the Metro Ethernet Forum following a quarterly meeting in Seattle last month.

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      Mentions:   Metro Ethernet Forum

    22. Lumos Carrier Ethernet Services Offer Geographic Redundancy

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      Lumos Carrier Ethernet Services Offer Geographic Redundancy

      When a Carrier Ethernet service provider needs to serve a location to which it has not yet installed fiber, often one of the first moves the service provider makes is to determine if it can buy connectivity from another company that already has made that investment.

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    23. MEF Carrier Ethernet Finalists Gain Bragging Rights

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      MEF Carrier Ethernet Finalists Gain Bragging Rights

      More than a dozen Carrier Ethernet service providers have been selected as finalists in this year’s MEF Carrier Ethernet awards. Several companies – including AT&T, Colt, Comcast, Internexa S.A., Level 3, PCCW, SingTel, Tata Communications, Verizon and others -- were finalists in multiple awards categories.

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      Mentions:   IDC   Frost & Sullivan   Infonetics

    24. Lumos Exec Details Success of Company’s “Edge-Out” Fiber Strategy

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      Lumos Exec Details Success of Company’s “Edge-Out” Fiber Strategy

      Lumos Exec Details Success of Company’s “Edge-Out” Fiber Strategy One of the more successful examples of a Tier 3 telco converting itself into a business-focused communications service provider comes from Lumos Networks.  The company now considers itself a “fiber-based service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region” with a strong business and wholesale focus – and as a trio of announcements from...

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      Mentions:   Joan Engebretson

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