tw telecom has achieved the Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification for four of its Ethernet service sets. The carrier is also the first provider to certify its wholesale and retail E-Access Ethernet Private Line and Ethernet Virtual Private Line.
Ethernet over MPLS may have surpassed legacy Frame Relay and ATM as a more flexible networking technology, but according to TeleGeography's Ethernet Pricing Service, pricing between countries remains inconsistent.
Carrier Ethernet provider Overture secured a $10 million venture loan from Horizon Technology Finance Corp., which it will use to continue expanding its Ensemble Open Service Architecture and its Ethernet product portfolio.
Global Capacity, a network connectivity provider, has chosen Overture Networks' 6000 series to deliver Ethernet service to simultaneously deliver Ethernet and TDM-based services on one Ethernet interconnection, enabling it to reach more customers.
BT Openreach reported that it is seeing delays in fulfilling Ethernet service orders for its carrier customers, due to strong customer demand and some systems issues.
tw telecom reported that strong Ethernet and VPN product sales in Q1 2013 drove up data and Internet services revenue 14.3 percent, or $25 million year-over-year, to $202 million.
Fibre Channel is still the technology of choice for data center operators, despite the emergence of Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), an Infonetics Research report says.
GTT, a virtual network operator, has enhanced its Ethernet and IP transit capabilities by purchasing Inteliquent's global data services business for $54 million, a move that immediately bolsters its Ethernet interconnectivity capabilities.
Mike Fitz, vice president, wireline and solutions engineering for Sprint, said that what separates Sprint from the pack is its simple approach to serving businesses. What has driven that simplicity is having an integrated team that supports both wireless and wireline services. One of the key initiatives Fitz and his team are driving in 2013 and into 2014 will be the introduction of Carrier Ethernet service. Sean Buckley, Senior Editor of FierceTelecom, spoke with Fitz about the trends he's seeing in Sprint's wireline segment.
Lumos Networks has become the third U.S.-based service provider to obtain the Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification for E-Access.