Extreme adds PBT to Ethernet switches

Extreme Networks is joining the provider backbone transport crowd. The vendor said it is adding a pre-standard version of the IEEE provider backbone bridging-traffic engineering standard, the same technology commonly known to the market as PBT, to its BlackDiamond Ethernet switches. Extreme joins companies such as Nortel Networks and Hammerhead Systems in the PBT market at a time when several carriers are said to be evaluating the technology.

For more:
- read this report at Light Reading

Related article:
- Extreme also has been busy working on Power over Ethernet innovations

Suggested Articles

Despite some challenges, organizations of all sizes are using containers in more of their initiatives, including AI and machine learning.

On Monday the FCC announced that it had it authorized more than $563 million in funding to expand rural broadband services in 24 states.

Driven by 200 Gbps wavelength shipments, coherent DWDM revenue will reach $16 billion by 2023, according to a report.