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  • 8 Ethernet predictions for 2014

    Among the many expectations for IT in 2014, Ethernet is projected to broaden its penetration in the metro area and the WAN. The ubiquitous technology will become further entrenched as a broadband access, cloud interconnect and wide area medium, further distancing itself from legacy TDM services. Here are eight predictions for Ethernet in the New Year, from service provider Comcast Business Services:

  • The history of Metro Ethernet

    A lot has happened with Ethernet in service provider networks in the past 10 years. And the Metro Ethernet Forum has been behind a lot of that progress. From promoting and education the industry on the merits of Ethernet in the service provider network, to actually defining carrier-class Ethernet specifications, the MEF has been at the forefront of advances in the technology on a larger-than-enterprise-network scale. Here are the major milestones the MEF has achieved over that time period:

  • Metro Ethernet Forum celebrates 10 years of accomplishments

    When the Metro Ethernet Forum celebrates its 10th anniversary next month, it can tick off quite a list of accomplishments for the ways it has shaped the <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/061411-ethernet-vendors-racing-to-meet.html">Layer 2 Ethernet standard</a>.

  • Living legends: Radia Perlman, Layer 3 wizard

    As important as Spanning Tree has been to the acceptance and spread of Ethernet, making it possible to link Ethernet segments without creating loops and packet storms, its inventor, <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/supp/2006/anniversary/032706-20people.html">Radia Perlman</a>, says she always thought it was a bad idea.

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