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The MPLS IP-VPN/carrier Ethernet standoff

IEEE's 802.3ba standard sets stage for 40, 100 Gbps Ethernet

With the ratification of the 803.2ba 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps amendments to the 802.3 standard, the IEEE has put together the framework that vendors and service providers can use to sate consumer and

Week in Research: Demand for interconnects drives growth in wholesale carrier Ethernet

Wholesale carrier Ethernet services are set to expand as demand for Ethernet interconnects grows, particularly from wireless carriers, Frost & Sullivan predicts in its latest report. The

CENX turns up Ethernet voice exchange service

With a number of high profile carriers already tuning into its carrier Ethernet exchange service, CENX is now attacking the lucrative voice market with its Carrier Ethernet Neutral Voice Exchange

Bringing packets into the light

The term "convergence" may be one of the most overused and overhyped words in telecoms, but there's no better way to describe the current interest in flattening the IP and optical layers

Vendors eye potential acquisition of Ciena

Just as it nears the completion of its acquisition of Nortel's Metro Ethernet Network (MEN) division, rumors have emerged that a number of companies may be interested in purchasing Ciena. The idea of

BT Business scores big with the BBC

BT Business has found a new proof point of its network's worth in the BBC--Peel Media awarded the U.K. incumbent operator a five-year communications and IT contract for its MediaCityUK development in

LTE backhaul: Meeting operator requirements

The need for intelligence in LTE backhaul is much greater than that of earlier generations, encompassing matters of architecture, network service functionalities, backhaul sharing, and voice traffi

Ethernet on its way to the WAN

FierceTelecom just published a report on global Ethernet interconnection, so let's keep the conversation going: Network World has a piece about wide area network Ethernet services, a concept that

RCN Metro: This Ethernet connection goes to 10 Gbps

RCN Metro has upgraded the access layer of its Ethernet network to include 10 Gbps Metro Ethernet-based transport in several key network locations. The upgrades, which RCN Metro said were done to