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By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 8/9/2018
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/29/2017
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/27/2017
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/21/2017
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/14/2017
Industry body's MEF 3.0 initiative goes beyond Carrier Ethernet specs to focus on how service providers interconnect to deliver next-gen offerings.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/13/2017
New specs will be released incrementally, and certification will become a subscription-based process.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/9/2017
New edge access and aggregation boxes promise greater capacity and future-proof path to adding compute power.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/6/2017
Carrier Ethernet has been around forever, but there is now a spec for global ordering of services between operators.
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 7/6/2017
Global Capacity's VP of Marketing Mary Stanhope talks about how the demand for bandwidth is changing the way service providers deliver broadband.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 7/3/2017
ADVA's CEO Brian Protiva believes the acquisition of fellow optical and carrier Ethernet vendor MRV can deliver key Tier 1 accounts, upsell opportunities and immediate bottom-line gains.
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