1. Articles from Joan Engebretson

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    1. Time Warner Cable Launches Advanced Wholesale Carrier Ethernet Services

      Explore CEN Feature (Jan 22 2015)

      Time Warner Cable Launches Advanced Wholesale Carrier Ethernet Services

      Time Warner Cable Business Class has formally announced several Carrier Ethernet wholesale offerings that previously were available only on an individual case basis (ICB). These include multiple operator virtual connections and cross-regional Carrier Ethernet connectivity.

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    2. Breaking Down Carrier Ethernet Sales by World Region

      Explore CEN Feature (Jan 20 2015)

      Breaking Down Carrier Ethernet Sales by World Region

      Vertical Systems Group is forecasting Carrier Ethernet to comprise 75% of global business services bandwidth by 2017 – a particularly impressive growth rate considering that legacy services comprised 93% of all business services bandwidth in 2003, according to the research firm.

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      Mentions:   Vertical Systems Group

    3. Windstream NWS Win Shows Federal Government Warming Up to Carrier Ethernet

      Explore CEN Feature (Jan 13 2015)

      Windstream NWS Win Shows Federal Government Warming Up to Carrier Ethernet

      The federal government is beginning to embrace Carrier Ethernet, said Mike Magliato, vice president of government sales and solutions for Windstream, which recently scored a major Carrier Ethernet win from the National Weather Service.

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      Mentions:   NuVox

    4. Carrier Ethernet is 80% of Wholesaler-Turned-Retail Carrier Metcom’s Business

      Explore CEN Feature (Dec 23 2014)

      When Metcom Network Services began targeting the enterprise market last year, it was able to draw on more than 25 years of experience serving wholesale customers – and that has helped differentiate the company, which today gets about 80% of its business from Carrier Ethernet services.

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    5. James Walker Video Interview: Cloud Ethernet Forum Tackles Network/Cloud Provider Integration

      Explore CEN Feature (Dec 18 2014)

      James Walker Video Interview: Cloud Ethernet Forum Tackles Network/Cloud Provider Integration

      Providing connectivity to data centers and cloud service providers is an important opportunity for Carrier Ethernet service providers. But when it comes to Carrier Ethernet and the cloud, there are some hurdles yet to be overcome.

       

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    6. Nan Chen Video Interview: MEF Interconnect and LSO Will Be Critical to the Third Network

      Explore CEN Feature (Dec 9 2014)

      Nan Chen Video Interview: MEF Interconnect and LSO Will Be Critical to the Third Network

      The Metro Ethernet Forum’s Third Network vision, announced earlier this year, has some broad implications for Carrier Ethernet network operators.

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      Mentions:   Metro Ethernet Forum   Frontier

    7. Lumos Networks: A Tier 2 Telecom Transformation

      Explore Telecompetitor (Dec 8 2014)

      Lumos Networks: A Tier 2 Telecom Transformation

      Many telecom network operators are working hard to transform themselves into business service providers as their traditional voice business declines. One smaller network operator that has been particularly successful in achieving this Tier 2 telecom transformation is Lumos Networks. 

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      Mentions:   Joan Engebretson

    8. 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

    9. 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

    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. 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

    13. 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

    14. 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

    15. 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

    16. 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

    17. 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

    18. 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

    19. 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

    20. 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

    21. 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

    22. 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

    23. 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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    24. 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

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