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Carrier Ethernet News
September 25, 2015
Alcatel-Lucent has added a midsize IP edge router to its 7750 SR line for service providers and large enterprises.
August 17, 2015
In this week's blogs, experts explain why white box networking costs less, and the differences between SD-WAN and WAN optimization.
April 22, 2015
In telecom news, Bell Labs is developing new G.fast technology, while Comcast's merger with Time Warner Cable could be in trouble.
April 08, 2015
In telecom news, a report shows that fiber services are reaching more businesses as operators increasingly deploy fiber, while the Ethernet switch market continues to hit revenue records.
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100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) is a standard in development that will enable the transfer of Ethernet frames at 100 gigabits per second (gp/s). The 100GbE standard is for core switching. A 40GbE standard, in development simultaneously, is designed ... Continue Reading
Metro Ethernet is the use of Carrier Ethernet technology in metropolitan area networks (MANs)... (Continued) Continue Reading
Ethernet as a service (EaaS) is the use of high-bandwidth, fiber optic media such as Packet over SONET (PoS) to deliver 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps or even 1000 Mbps Ethernet service to one or more customers across a common bidirectional broadband ... Continue Reading
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SD-WAN connectivity offers the ability to use a variety of links. While most enterprises opt to use cable or DSL as the primary link, Ethernet could be the better option. Continue Reading
Campus networks can be difficult to manage, especially with the continuing need to unify Wi-Fi and Ethernet networks. But SDN's centralized approach can improve security and QoS. Continue Reading
Operators looking to service chaining for Carrier Ethernet must assess both the issues and opportunities for use via NFV or as hosted network edge services. Continue Reading
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With vWAN providers changing the traditional three-legged WAN structure, carriers need to develop new WAN plans and services using SDN and NFV to keep enterprises on their networks. Continue Reading
Telecom networking expert Ivan Pepelnjak breaks down the speed, bandwidth and security benefits of moving from a simple cable Internet connection to an MPLS VPN or VPLS connection. Continue Reading
Telecom networking expert Ivan Pepelnjak only sees one advantage to using Ethernet technology in access networks. Learn what it is, plus three tips for managing per-user bandwidth. Continue Reading