NXTcomm: Carrier Ethernet heats ups

What's hotter than the temperatures approaching 105 degrees outside of the Las Vegas Convention Center this week? Naturally, it is the heat being generated by Carrier Ethernet announcements being made inside the convention center at NXTcomm. There have been a number of product announcements and advancements offered by Tellabs, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Ixia, Soapstone Networks, Extreme Networks, Fujitsu, Foundry Networks, Actelis and others. While this week's announcements address a variety of market trends, it might be safe to say that increasingly apparent needs for bigger and better mobile backhaul options are fueling some of the activity, while the emergence of a complex multi-carrier, multi-network Ethernet environment also factoring into the innovations.

For more:
- read this story at Network World
- here's the news from Foundry and Extreme at Network World