Metro Ethernet


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Metro Ethernet

The deployment of Ethernet in a metropolitan area network (MAN). Metro Ethernet evolved into Carrier Ethernet, which was designed to offer Ethernet services spanning any distance. See Carrier Ethernet.
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JDSU's Metro Ethernet portfolio, the most comprehensive in the industry, includes the full range of Ethernet instruments, systems and software required and provides analysis of all seven layers of Metro Ethernet services.
Businesses are now becoming aware that Carrier Ethernet services offer tremendous flexibility and cost-advantage for enterprise data delivery," said Nan Chen, President, Metro Ethernet Forum.
The use of Metro Ethernet is growing because it frees business customers from bandwidth constraints using a technology they are familiar with," said Noam Lotan, MRV's President and CEO.
Extreme Network Metro Ethernet Service Platforms have been enhanced with the addition of advanced traffic management including bi-direction bandwidth control and hierarchical quality of service.
The Metro Ethernet EMS (Management System) Requirements Technical Specification reached straw ballot status, while the Metro Ethernet Services OAM Technical Specification reached draft status.
Nortel's Metro ERS 8600 supports metro Ethernet voice, video, and data services.
For incumbent and competitive operators, a multi-service convergence strategy based on Pseudo-Wires enables the carrier to unify the transport of all services on a single packet network that leverages metro Ethernet, DSL, and WiMAX in the access network and IP and MPLS in the network core, supporting both traditional T1/E1 and emerging services.
This Frost & Sullivan research titled "EMEA: Metro Ethernet Services Market Insight" provides an overview of the market for Ethernet services in MAN in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Greenfield Networks provides integrated circuits, hardware and software optimized for Ethernet packet processing that enables next-generation Metro Ethernet services.
Its suite of products includes solutions for Metro Ethernet Access Rings, residential and enterprise VoIP, FTTx, SONET, WiFi and T1 backhaul.
Sheehan's leadership, Hatteras Networks has provided significant leadership to the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) and the Ethernet in the First Mile Alliance, two groups credited with moving Ethernet technologies from the LAN into wide-spread deployment throughout the Metro and Wide Area Networks.

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