Interoute CTO: Commercial PBT agendas confuse

Newly introduced carrier-Ethernet technologies--like provider backbone transport--are confusing customers and carriers as hype and "mis-selling" of the product is driven by commercial agendas, said Matt Finnie, CTO of network operator Interoute Telecommunications on the opening day of Light Reading's Ethernet Expo: Europe 2008 in London.
"We can't understand the tension between MPLS and Ethernet--why is this debate even happening? They are totally different," he told Light Reading. "The idea that Ethernet might replace MPLS isn't happening, in our experience. That debate is being driven by vendors and maybe a carrier." His throwdown referred to BT Group, which was to make a presentation on its Ethernet deployment plans today. Stay tuned.
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