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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Wholesale fiber operator Zayo Group announced its first native 100G wavelength route in the busy Northeast corridor routes of New York City-to-Philadelphia and Philadelphia-to-Washington, D.C.
The Metro Ethernet Forum on Tuesday announced the first 20 vendors that now offer Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) certified compatible products during its Q1 2013 meeting in San Diego.
AT&T is mulling purchases in Europe as a way to extend its wireless presence in a new market, but any deal could potentially also help the telco enhance its wireline business services unit.
Alpheus Communications, a CLEC serving the growing DASH (Dallas-Austin-San Antonio-Houston) market, has built out its fiber network to a number of new buildings in downtown Houston, furthering its on-net footprint.