MEF 3.0: On-Demand Certification Beyond Ethernet, Emphasis on APIs, Community

The latest bundling of initiatives from the organization originally known as the Metro Ethernet Forum goes beyond the organization’s original focus to also encompass wavelength, IP, SD-WAN, security-as-a-service and possibly other areas. The new bundling is dubbed MEF 3.0. MEF 3.0, which MEF refers to...Learn More

MEF/ ATIS Carrier Ethernet Standard Targets Inter-carrier Ordering

MEF and the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions released a standard aimed at making it easier to order Carrier Ethernet services. The new MEF/ ATIS Carrier Ethernet standard, “Ethernet Ordering Technical Specification: Business Requirements and Use Cases,” is an effort to put universal ordering mechanisms...Learn More

Report: Verizon Moves in to Top 3 for Carrier Ethernet Market Share

Eight companies have at least 4 percent of the U.S. Ethernet services each, according to Vertical System Group’s mid-year U.S. Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard. Those Carrier Ethernet market share leaders, in order, are AT&T, Level 3, Verizon, Spectrum Enterprise (Charter), CenturyLink, Comcast, Windstream and Cox. There...Learn More

Indiana Fiber Network, 365 Data Centers Deal Supports Local Telecom Ethernet Opportunities

An Indiana Fiber Network, 365 Data Centers deal announced yesterday was driven in part by local telecom Ethernet opportunities, said August Zehner, vice president of sales and marketing for IFN in an interview. IFN is a statewide Indiana fiber network owned by 20 local exchange...Learn More

MEF 16: CenturyLink NFV Demo Highlights Hybrid Open Source Approach

As carriers get serious about implementing network functions virtualization (NFV), they are also looking at streamlining service activation with the goal of enabling activation to occur on demand with little or no manual intervention on the part of the service provider. A CenturyLink NFV service...Learn More

Carriers Seek Reversal of Business Data Services Regulation, Citing Flawed Analysis

Six of the nation’s largest telecom service providers are seeking big changes to the current plans for FCC business data services regulation. At issue is the huge volume of data on which the FCC based its plans and which the carriers says is “irretrievably flawed.”...Learn More

Consolidated, Syringa News Highlights Ethernet, Cloud Services Growth for Tier 2/3 Telcos

Two announcements this week remind us of how important Ethernet and cloud services growth is for Tier 2 and 3 telcos. Syringa Networks announced it had achieved Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification for several services. Additionally,  Consolidated Communications announced new metro markets for its cloud offerings....Learn More

Business Fiber Report: More Than 2 Million Locations Connected

The percentage of U.S. commercial buildings with fiber connections to businesses rose to 46.2% in 2015, according to the latest business fiber report from Vertical Systems Group. In translation, that equates to more than 2 million individual business establishments, the market research company highlights in...Learn More

MEF Pursues Cloud Connectivity Standards

Carrier Ethernet association MEF wants to make it easier for enterprises to connect to cloud services over a secure private connection from their service provider by creating open cloud connectivity standards, said MEF CTO Pascal Menezes in a briefing with Telecompetitor this week. Also on...Learn More

Ambitious Mediacom Gigabit Plans Are Mostly DOCSIS 3.1-Based

Tier 2 cable operator Mediacom announced ambitious gigabit plans yesterday, stating that it will make Mediacom gigabit service available to almost all of the three million residences in the company’s service area over the next three years.  The initiative, dubbed Project Gigabit, calls for the...Learn More

Frontier Communications Adds Ethernet Private Line to Its Ethernet Portfolio

March 04, 2016  — NORWALK, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) today announced the addition of Ethernet Private Line (EPL) to its E-Line Ethernet Solutions portfolio. EPL joins Frontier’s local IntraLATA EVPL offering and will be available in Frontier’s service areas with the same bandwidth profiles...Learn More

Exec Shares Verizon 100G Metro Plans

Verizon expects eventually to offer 100G wavelength and Carrier Ethernet services based on the 100G metro optical equipment the company today said it plans to deploy. “Both wave and Ethernet services are supported” by the equipment that the company plans to deploy, said Lee Hicks,...Learn More

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