1. Articles from Joan Engebretson

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    1. Ritter and iRis Network Deal Illustrates Ethernet Interconnection Promise

      Explore Telecompetitor (Mar 5 2015)

      Ritter and iRis Network Deal Illustrates Ethernet Interconnection Promise

      Ritter and iRis Network Deal Illustrates Ethernet Interconnection Promise

      Interconnecting via Carrier Ethernet network-to-network interfaces (NNIs) can be an excellent opportunity for regional fiber network operators, as an announcement from Ritter Communications and iRis Networks yesterday illustrates. Ritter started out more than 100 years ago as a local phone service provider in Marked Tree,...

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      Mentions:   Joan Engebretson

    2. AT&T and SDN: Bandwidth on Demand Launched in Six Cities

      Explore Telecompetitor (Feb 27 2015)

      AT&T and SDN: Bandwidth on Demand Launched in Six Cities

      AT&T and SDN: Bandwidth on Demand Launched in Six Cities

      The hype about software defined networking (SDN) may have simmered down in recent months – but that doesn’t mean service providers have lost interest, as an announcement from AT&T yesterday illustrates. The company said its SDN-based Network on Demand offering is now available in six Texas and California cities.  Network on Demand...

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      Mentions:   Joan Engebretson   SDN

    3. White Paper Provides Roadmap for Lifecycle Service Orchestration

      Explore CEN Feature (Feb 24 2015)

      White Paper Provides Roadmap for Lifecycle Service Orchestration

      Lifecycle service orchestration, a key concept of the MEF’s Third Network, is the focus of a new white paper from the MEF.

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      Mentions:   Metro Ethernet Forum   LSO

    4. Zayo Customers Can Self-Provision Carrier Ethernet to AWS

      Explore CEN Feature (Feb 17 2015)

      Zayo Customers Can Self-Provision Carrier Ethernet to AWS

      The latest bandwidth on demand Carrier Ethernet offering comes from Zayo Group Holdings, which announced on February 10 that it will give existing Carrier Ethernet and IPVPN customers the ability to self-provision bandwidth to Amazon Web Services (AWS) in less than 60 minutes.

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      Mentions:   Zayo   SDN

    5. Dell’Oro: Data Centers Drive Ethernet Switch Revenues

      Explore CEN Feature (Feb 3 2015)

      Dell’Oro: Data Centers Drive Ethernet Switch Revenues

      Forecasts call for Carrier Ethernet service revenues to continue to climb – but according to new research from Dell’Oro Group, Carrier Ethernet switch sales won’t keep pace. Sales of carrier-grade Ethernet switches were $1.9 billion for 2014 and will rise to just $2.1 billion by 2018, researchers said.

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      Mentions:   SDN

    6. 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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    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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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    10. 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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    11. 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   LSO

    12. 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

    13. 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   SDN

    14. 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

    15. 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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    16. 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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    17. 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

    18. 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

    19. 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

    20. 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

    21. 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

    22. 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

    23. 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

    24. 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

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