1. Articles from Craig Matsumoto

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    1. The Metro Ethernet Forum Tackles the NaaS Challenge

      Explore SDNCentral (Sep 24 2014)

      The Metro Ethernet Forum Tackles the NaaS Challenge

      Trying to put its stamp on the new world of virtualized networks, the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) is launching a new project to solidify network-as-a-service (NaaS) specifications between carriers. The NaaS initiative, being announced today, gives the MEF a new mission that’s not coincidentally infused with the hipness of software-defined networking (SDN) and network virtualization.

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      Mentions:   Metro Ethernet Forum   NFV

    2. SPONSORED ARTICLE: Overture Tunes Up for Carrier Services Orchestration

      Explore SDNCentral (Mar 28 2014)

      SPONSORED ARTICLE: Overture Tunes Up for Carrier Services Orchestration

      After more than 13 years of selling Carrier Ethernet equipment to telcos, Overture Networks is diving into software, getting ready to sell orchestration and a controller for the metro network. Yes, all networking vendors are becoming software-heavy in the face of software-defined networking (SDN).

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      Mentions:   Cyan   Overture Networks   NFV

    3. The ITU-T Pushes Towards MPLS-TP Answer

      Explore Light Reading (Nov 29 2011)

      The ITU-T Pushes Towards MPLS-TP Answer The International Telecommunication Union, Standardization Sector (ITU-T) is satisfied with an option for handling the dispute over MPLS-TP operations, administration and maintenance (OAM). (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   OAM   ITU   International telecommunication Union

    4. MPLS-TP's Split Standard Could Be Close

      Explore Light Reading (Nov 16 2011)

      MPLS-TP's Split Standard Could Be Close There's a proposal afoot that would appear to give the Y.1731 camp what it wants. Two contrasting approaches for MPLS-TP management, G.8113.1 and G.8113.2, could both be "conditionally approved" at the next meeting of ITU-T Study Group 15, in December, an ITU spokesman tells Light Reading via email. It's a compromise brokered by the Study Group's chairman. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   OAM   International telecommunication Union   IETF

    5. 7 Things to Know About Carrier Ethernet

      Explore Light Reading (Nov 11 2011)

      7 Things to Know About Carrier Ethernet We've had a little time to come down from the mad rush that was Ethernet Expo Americas 2011 in New York. OTN, backhaul, the cloud -- here's a wrap-up of what we think we learned at Ethernet Expo. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   SLA   Congress   Vertical Systems Group

    6. MEF Turns 10

      Explore Light Reading (Jul 29 2011)

      MEF Turns 10 The Metro Ethernet Forum had a good excuse to party at a winery, which gave us an excuse to break out the video camera (Read Full Article)

    7. Packet-Optical Stays Out of Control

      Explore Light Reading (May 19 2011)

      Packet-Optical Stays Out of Control The dream of a converged network is still haunted by the lack of a converged control plane. Ideally, Narayanaswamy would like a multilayer control plane, something that spans the optical network up through Ethernet and Layer 2. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Verizon Communications Inc.   IEEE   IETF

    8. PBB-TE Fades a Little Further

      Explore Light Reading (Feb 7 2011)

      Extreme Networks is putting its latest bet behind MPLS-TP, a move that edges PBB-TE even further towards the sidelines. This is a strong sign that PBB-TE won't ever get its mojo back, as Extreme was a very early, and outspoken, backer of PBB-TE. Last year, vendors and analysts were still saying PBB-TE had enough demand to stand alongside MPLS-TP on feature lists, but the consensus seems to be that MPLS-TP has won the war. (Read Full Article)

    9. Overture Gets More Optical

      Explore Light Reading (Nov 4 2010)

      Overture Gets More Optical Big news from Overture Networks: At Ethernet Expo Americas this week Overture launched two new edge platforms. The ISG 400 is a pizza-box Carrier Ethernet over Sonet/SDH system with the interfaces to migrate to Ethernet later. And the ISG 4800 is a modular 10G Carrier Ethernet edge platform. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Overture Networks   Mark Durrett

    10. MPLS-TP Delays Keep T-MPLS Alive

      Explore Light Reading (Nov 2 2010)

      MPLS-TP Delays Keep T-MPLS Alive Vendors are lobbying hard to get momentum for the MPLS-TP protocol before T-MPLS, which is supposed to become obsolete, gets too comfortable in its market foothold. The industry does seem to be agreeing on MPLS-TP as a means of Carrier Ethernet operations, administration, and maintenance (OAM), so it's not like there's a major standards war brewing. But the MPLS-TP standard remains incomplete. In the meantime, carriers including China Mobile Communications Corp. and NTT Communications Corp. (NYSE: NTT) -- not insubstantial names -- have already deployed T-MPLS, because it was closer to standardization. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   NTT   IETF

    11. Telx Early to Ethernet Exchange Expansion

      Explore Light Reading (Oct 26 2010)

      Telx Early to Ethernet Exchange Expansion Collocation and interconnection provider Telx Group Inc. is growing its new Ethernet Exchange business faster than expected, turning up five locations this year, one more than planned, and looking to add two more in early 2011, if not sooner. The company is moving more quickly because of customer demand, says Glenn Calafati, a former Optimum Lightpath exec who joined Telx as VP and general manager of the Telx Ethernet Exchange this summer. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CENX Inc.   Optimum Lightpath   KDDI Corp.

    12. The Terabit Ethernet Chase Begins

      Explore Light Reading (Oct 26 2010)

      The Terabit Ethernet Chase Begins The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) has already worked on areas such as optical switching and silicon photonics. So why not combine parts of those and launch a quest for Terabit Ethernet? UC Santa Barbara used no new funding to create its Terabit center, instead pooling grants to work on Ethernet's next speed grade (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Verizon Communications Inc.

    13. Telx Adds an Ethernet Exchange

      Explore Light Reading (Jun 3 2010)

      Telx Adds an Ethernet Exchange The US-based collocation specialist will be hooking up carriers' Ethernet services, too, becoming the fourth exchange announced and, it says, the largest (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Equinix Inc.

    14. PBB-TE Loses Favor in Packet-Optical

      Explore Light Reading (May 3 2010)

      PBB-TE Loses Favor in Packet-Optical A Heavy Reading survey of 15 packet-optical transport systems (P-OTS) vendors finds support faltering for Provider Backbone Bridging – Traffic Engineering (PBB-TE). "There has been a marked swing among this community of vendors away from PBT/PBB-TE toward pre-standard MPLS-TP," analyst Simon Sherrington writes in the recent Heavy Reading Insider report, "Vendors Bet a Packet on Optical." (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Heavy Reading   Cyan Optics Inc.

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