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.
There’s no longer any argument that Carrier Ethernet is the de facto option for mobile backhaul links.
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.
Enterprise disaster recovery, data replication and video based applications, will continue to push the bandwidth requirements in the WAN.
Sprint may be a late bloomer in the Ethernet services market, but it has put some bold plans in place that will leverage its Network Vision initiative for its wireless network to deliver a broader set of Carrier Ethernet services this year.
During the past three years, the wireline industry has gone through rapid change as various vendors and service providers have either been bought or purchased other companies.
Comcast Business, reports FierceCable, is rolling out Ethernet in northwest Vermont with a particular focus on small businesses, hospitals and schools that have more than 20 employees.