We’re back from Ethernet Expo Americas (EENY), Light Reading’s popular event covering the hot topic of Carrier Ethernet networking technologies and services. Over the past couple of years, this event has also started to cover more and more optical-related topics, which is yet another sign of the growing convergence in the market between packet and optical. It was just announced that the event, now in its seventh year, set new records for registration and industry involvement. Over 130 service providers and cable operators from more than 25 different countries attended the event, which featured a record 35 speakers from service provider, cloud provider and enterprise organizations.
As winter descended on the lovely Madrid, members of the EUTC (European Utilities Telecom Council) assembled once again for the group’s annual conference. The key topic was the smart grid – its definition, services and challenges. Although it's been the key topic for several years, it was interesting to see the shift to a more mature stage and, as a result, the deeper questions and dilemmas that come along with that progress.
Topics: critical infrastructures
In my last post, we explored the concept of P-OTS and, more specifically, how the technology failed to live up to operators’ expectations for next-gen transport but laid the groundwork for a more viable replacement. Now, we’ll delve deeper into a lesson learned from P-OTS: the value of integrating network layers.