Wednesday, 18 October 2017

The Carrier Ethernet challenge

By Ilan Seidner, RAD
Wednesday 08 September 10

'Carrier Ethernet is transforming the economics and capabilities of fixed and mobile operators' offerings…'

Carrier Ethernet is enjoying a meteoric rise in telecommunications today revolutionising how fixed operators offer business services and how mobile operators manage the colossal backhaul challenge. Central to its success has been its ability to transform the economics of carrier transport while also offering unmatched flexibility. This has resulted in a massive rise in operators' enterprise Carrier Ethernet services delivering more and more features and bandwidth at ever more competitive prices. At the same time, mobile operators have found that their backhaul costs are rendering their mobile broadband services unprofitable and are therefore turning to Carrier Ethernet. However, it also faces a number of challenges, such as demands for quality of service, traffic management, synchronisation for real-time services and greater insight into faults. Ethernet services for enterprises are booming…

Carrier Ethernet is enjoying a meteoric rise in telecommunications today revolutionising how fixed operators offer business services and how mobile operators manage the colossal backhaul challenge. Central to its success has been its ability to transform the economics of carrier transport while also offering unmatched flexibility. This has resulted in a massive rise in operators' enterprise Carrier Ethernet services delivering more and more features and bandwidth at ever more competitive prices. At the same time, mobile operators have found that their backhaul costs are rendering their mobile broadband services unprofitable and are therefore turning to Carrier Ethernet. However, it also faces a number of challenges, such as demands for quality of service, traffic management, synchronisation for real-time services and greater insight into faults. Ethernet services for enterprises are booming…

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