This year, the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) is celebrating its tenth anniversary. Much has changed since the organization was formed in 2001 to promote the interoperability and deployment of Carrier Ethernet. Back then, Ethernet was viewed as simply another networking protocol. Today, Ethernet is ubiquitous, and the MEF has played a key role in accelerating the adoption of the technology and carrier-class Ethernet services worldwide.
n our previous post, we introduced VDSL2 vectoring as a viable solution for eliminating crosstalk, improving wireline performance and allowing carriers to support attractive service offerings of 50 Mbps or higher over their existing copper networks. The main benefit of VDSL2 vectoring is improved reach and subscriber coverage, as it increases the 50 Mbps service radius from 400 meters to 800 meters, allowing carriers to increase the potential premium-service subscriber base by 300% using the existing copper plant.
In our final post in the VDSL vectoring blog series, we’ll discuss the major issues involved in access network maintenance, and introduce ECI’s unique approach that virtually eliminates high-opex in-the-field cable management.
I think it’s safe to say that most of us can’t imagine an existence without electricity. And that’s precisely why power utilities play such a key role in the smooth running of our everyday lives.
Hear ye! Hear ye! If you’re a telecoms operator in India (or if you’re interested in the Indian market in general), I want to tell you about an exclusive opportunity coming in September that you won’t want to miss – Light Reading India’s Next-Generation Packet Transport Networks conference.