Future trends in automating and improving global scalability of Ethernet Services

Last week, I participated in the Metro Ethernet Forum’s (MEF) quarterly meeting in Montreal, Canada, that was also host to the Service Operations Summit which examined the challenges and opportunities that our industry faces in automating and improving global scalability of Ethernet Services. The speakers covered a wealth of topics, including: Ethernet service growth the enterprise perspective of the technical and operational challenges of deploying and maintaining networks that span numerous service providers the need for easing service delivery by automating parts of the processes involved and being able to…

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All you need to know on CE 2.0 E-Access

In 2012, the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) defined a new Ethernet service type, called Ethernet Access, or E-Access. The new service type was added to the three defined service types: E-LINE, E-TREE and E-LAN. Two service providers with adjacent territories typically offer E-Access. This service can also include in the offerings of a wholesale Ethernet access provider to service providers, who have customers beyond the coverage area of their network. This might require them to extend their service reach beyond the network coverage area. Any Ethernet service that is based on…

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News from the MEF quarterly meeting – CE 2.0, SDN and more

Last week I participated in the Metro Ethernet Forum’s (MEF) quarterly meeting in San-Diego, California. This time around, along with marketing and technical sessions that are used by the MEF members to discuss Carrier Ethernet trends and develop Carrier Ethernet standards, they also organized  “Americas Carrier Ethernet Summit” that brought together senior service provider executives to discuss Ethernet innovation. One of them was Dr. Robert Metcalfe, “the inventor of the Ethernet”, from the University of Texas at Austin who suggests that Carrier Ethernet 3.0 will be driven by new high-speed…

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What are the benefits of MEF CE 2.0 certification program?

Carrier Ethernet equipment vendors wish to ensure that their products meet customers’ requirements and conform to the Carrier Ethernet specifications and highest quality standards. One of the ways ensure this, is by getting certification for your product and services by a well established professional organization, such as the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF). The Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) program is the MEF framework, through which service providers and equipment vendors can demonstrate their compliance with globally recognized MEF Carrier Ethernet service specifications. CE 2.0 standards accelerate the deployment of Carrier…

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