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Cable MSOs: A phoenix rising in the Ethernet industry

Cable companies have a long heritage of providing television services for consumers, but over the course of the last decade MSOs have been making a name for themselves in the business services sector, providing a set of higher speed data services, including Ethernet. What are the top five cable operators providing in this space? Take a look at our breakdown.

Cbeyond extends Ethernet reach into 190,000 U.S. MTUs

Cbeyond, a competitive cloud service provider, on Wednesday said its Ethernet footprint now reaches over 190,000 multi-tenant units (MTUs) in the United States.

10G wavelength prices continue to drop, says TeleGeography

As businesses and wholesale carrier customers migrate away from lower-capacity SDH/SONET services to optical wavelengths, wavelength service prices are dropping fast while lower-capacity circuit prices are moderating.

Verizon's Ihab Tarazi on the potential of Carrier Ethernet 2.0

Ihab Tarazi, VP of Global Network Product Technology for Verizon, last July took on another role as the chairman of the Metro Ethernet Forum. One of the major initiatives that Tarazi is driving at both the MEF and at Verizon is the emergence of the forum's Carrier Ethernet 2.0 standard. Tarazi talks with Sean Buckley about CE 2.0 and how it benefits telcos' Ethernet initiatives.

Taking stock of wireline's hottest technologies

During my almost 15 years covering the telecom industry, I have seen various implementations of new technologies come, go, and even reemerge in different forms. However, the one common theme I see whenever compile such lists is what we think of as "hot" or "new" often builds on top of something that came before.

Carrier Ethernet for delivery of private cloud services

This white paper introduces the concept of delivering private cloud services via Carrier Ethernet wide area networks and services.

Comcast Business gets MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification

Comcast Business Services on Friday achieved the Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification for its E-Line and E-LAN services, becoming the first CE 2.0 service provider, according to MEF President Nan Chen.

Frontier Communications rolls out wholesale EVPL services in 23 states

Frontier Communications on Tuesday made a statement in the wholesale Ethernet space by introducing its new Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) Silver service to address the needs of service providers targeting multi-site businesses.

CENX CEO Ogonek talks about tackling the carrier interconnect challenge

A 28-year telecom industry veteran, Ed Ogonek came to CENX from Bridgewater Systems, which was acquired by Amdocs in 2011. During the Metro Ethernet Forum's quarterly meeting in San Diego, Sean Buckley, Senior Editor of FierceTelecom, talked to Ogonek about his goals as CENX's new CEO and his perspective on the growing Ethernet services industry.

Metcalfe: Carrier Ethernet 3.0 will include more applications, capabilities

As Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) starts to gain momentum--with 20 vendors gaining certification for their respective network platforms--Bob Metcalfe, the inventor of Ethernet is already plotting what CE 3.0 will look like.