Carrier Ethernet


XO to Extend Ethernet From 9,000 to 12,000 Feet

Looking to reach a broader business base, XO Communications (XOHO) is preparing to extend the reach of its Carrier Ethernet service from 9,000 to 12,000-foot distances. The operator said this will enable it to reach roughly 30 percent more businesses with the widely popular Ethernet service. The move is part of a larger effort to […]

Happy Birthday, Ethernet

By David Strauss, vice president of marketing, Optimum Lightpath. This week marks the 35th anniversary of the day Ethernet’s founding father, Bob Metcalfe of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, delivered a memo outlining how to connect the think tank’s new personal computers to a shared printer. The memo put forth the basic properties of […]

Channel Partners: US Signal Offers Virtual Ethernet

US Signal (Booth 1221) is rolling out Virtual Ethernet Service to connect customer locations over the companys resilient, fully protected Ethernet backbone. Virtual Ethernet Service uses Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) technology over an MPLS network to provide Ethernet to multiple sites over longer distances with higher reliability than traditional data transport options. The service […]

Channel Partners: Changing the Channel on T1

Now is prime time for channel partners to move on the carrier Ethernet services opportunity. And, if youre thinking of taking the plunge, todays Adding Ethernet in the First Mile session might give you the nudge you need. Ken Mercer, senior vice president of Telecom Brokerage Inc., who will moderate the panel, said this interactive […]

COMPTEL: Accedian Adds Service Mapping to Ethernet Platform

Accedian Networks Inc. (Booth 412), a provider of network performance assurance solutions for Ethernet service providers, announced it has added service mapping to its Ethernet Service Assurance Platform (ESAP). With service mapping, ESAP now enables service providers to create, manage and monitor end-to-end E-LAN and E-Line Carrier Ethernet services with its EtherNID demarcation device. “[Service […]

COMPTEL: Omnitron Expands iConverter Network Interface Device Portfolio

Omnitron Systems Technologies Inc. (Booth 909), a provider of fi-ber optic access systems for next-generation Carrier Ethernet networks, today announced the latest additions to its iConverter Network Inter-face Device (NID) portfolio. The four new NIDs are carrier-grade, Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) certified solutions designed for use in telco, ca-ble and utility networks to support copper-to-fiber, […]

Editor’s Letter: In With the Old

Last month, I wrote about what was hot in 2007. (In 500 words or less, my top picks, as you may recall, were software as a service, mobility, unified communications and SIP trunking.) This month, I thought Id try my hand at predictions for what will be hot in 2008. At the risk of being […]

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