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About Carrier Ethernet

Ethernet is increasingly being used to provide services and transport in service provider access networks and carrier backbones. Learn best practices for delivering carrier grade Ethernet and about Ethernet's rise as transport technology and the debate between such options as PBT, PBB-TE and T-MPLS.