Overruled Net Neutrality Judgment

Threat or Opportunity for Networking Innovation Experts? Imagine…your favorite band is coming to town, tickets go on sale at 2pm, you’re sitting at your computer at 1:59 set and ready to go. Two o’clock hits, you click “purchase” and all of a sudden you receive a message – “loading…loading…loading”. The webpage finally finishes loading and the tickets are gone, the concert is sold out. Imagine…you finally land a date with that attractive neighbor you couldn’t help but notice when you moved in. You convinced her to say yes because you…

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Where the Rubber Meets the Road – Where MEF CE2.0 and NFV Meet

CEWC EMEA conference this year was a great place to meet many familiar faces, especially from the service provider community. We were also able to meet some new faces, as this year SDN and NFV conference was held in parallel with the Carrier Ethernet show. Many are wondering – how are the two topics related? One is comprised of novel concepts, like how to virtualize some of the inline network functionality while running it on COTS servers at the data center. The other is the de-facto emerging transport technology in the…

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One network, many services – and the vital role of OAM

Service providers need better management and control of their networks to support new revenue generating services. Operations, administration and maintenance (OAM) functions must be part of the network if they are to deliver Carrier Ethernet services with the assurance of committed levels of SLA and QoS. What are the relevant OAM standards and how do they help improve business services, cloud based services and backhaul network service delivery to allow better service verification and management? It is not enough for service providers simply to provide dumb pipe connectivity, allowing others…

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Launch of MEF France

On February 21st  a group of Carrier Ethernet Experts met at the Orange Lab Facility in Paris to launch MEF activities in France. The purpose of the meeting was to raise the profile of Carrier Ethernet in France and discuss how the MEF can better educate French service providers as well as to facilitate discussions on CE2.0 and E-Access. A variety of Service Providers and Equipment Manufacturers attended the meeting.

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Will cloud services promote IT?

An interesting insight offered by Forbes magazine in their article ,“Cloud Computing: Ticket to the Corner Office?”, cited a study that shows a majority of CIOs, 54%, believe that cloud computing has enabled them to spend more time on business strategy and innovation. Will cloud services enable IT to become more strategic and ultimately change the position of IT within businesses? It would be interesting to see if, as part of the move from enablers to drivers, IT people will influence how businesses can improve services to their employees and…

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