1. Articles from Joan Engebretson

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    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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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    10. 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

    11. 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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    12. 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

    13. 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

    14. 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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    15. 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

    16. 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

    17. 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

    18. 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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    19. 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

    20. 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

    21. 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

    22. 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

    23. 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)

    24. 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

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