In what could be characterized as a “leveling the playing field” development, cable MSOs can now compete with telecom carriers for metro Ethernet services. PhyFlex Networks has introduced a promising carrier Ethernet product for cable MSO networks, which has been certified by the Metro Ethernet Forum. This development allows cable companies to serve business and enterprise customers with a metro Ethernet solution – a necessity to compete with established telecom carriers in the enterprise space. Metro Ethernet in the carrier space is a promising application and could prove to be lucrative to carriers who can effectively offer the service.
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