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.
Alaska Communications is now the second U.S.-based service provider to achieve the Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification.
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.
What are the hottest technologies in the wireline segment of the telecom industry this year? From Carrier Ethernet 2.0 to Virtual NIDs and more, FierceTelecom takes a look at the technology and trends that are reshaping telecommunications.
Comcast Business Services said the Metro Ethernet Forum has given it Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification for its E-Line and E-LAN services.
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.
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.