Accelerating Wholesale Carrier Ethernet: 4 Success Factors

Mar 24, 2014 by Mark Durrett

Note: this article originally appeared in the Comptel Plus Show Daily, March 18, 2014.

As Ethernet services have grown in popularity, communications service providers (CSPs) are coming to terms with the fact that, in order to deliver this popular offering to multi-site enterprise customers, they must partner with other operators to expand their service footprint and reach.  This has resulted in a red-hot wholesale market for Carrier Ethernet which has surpassed Frost & Sullivan’s predicted growth rates with rising demand for Ethernet both for mobile backhaul (tower/cell site access) and aggregation. Heavy Reading expects this trend to continue into the foreseeable future.

Wholesale Ethernet access - the ENNI and E-Access places three new requirements on the service provider

Jul 29, 2010 by Mark Durrett

Last week we discussed how wholesale Carrier Ethernet access services have become the latest high speed tool for service providers to reach their business customers.  And we remarked on the MEF’s new global connectivity initiative and the emergence of the Ethernet external network-to-network interface or ENNI.  This week, we’ll explore some of the challenges of using this