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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MEF’s next generation Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE2.0)

If you have been in this industry long enough, you probably know “what goes around, comes around.” Several years ago I coined the term Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE2.0) (What is Carrier Ethernet 2.0?) during an Ethernet industry event and today the Metro Ethernet Forum has announced its launch with the CE2.0 initiative.  Prior to this announcement Carrier Ethernet 1.0 (CE 1.0) encompassed standardized Ethernet services over a single provider’s network.  As with new generations of networking CE2.0 specifies several new features: Specifically Multiple Classes of Service (Multi-CoS), Ethernet Network to…

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