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  • Technology is not a service. So, in addition to defining E-Line and E-LAN, the MEF has defined these 5 groups of attributes for a Carrier Ethernet service Scalability in terms of SPEED and SIZE of a network Reliability in terms of AVAILABILITY and RESTORATION QoS QUALITY of SERVICE parameters for SLAs TDM support for existing voice and circuit services Service Management – OAM and FCAPS We’ll keep these in mind as we discuss the market for Carrier Ethernet, as well as customer applications and the industry certification efforts by the MEF
  • Ethernet is nothing new, it’s been around since the 70s and is the most widely used communications protocol. 95% of all enterprise data applications start and end on Ethernet. Voice over IP has grown dramatically in the past few years, so Ethernet will soon be the preferred media for voice as well. Meanwhile, Wide and Metro Area networks have taken a different evolutionary path. They have originally designed to carry voice traffic, and were retrofitted to carry data. As the ratio of traffic type shifts to mostly packets, a common communications layer is increasingly sensible. If we could extend Ethernet beyond the enterprise boundary, it would be the logical choice for transporting this information.
  • GPON, Gigabit Ethernet, ROADM, IP multicast
  • Now we have shared with history and directions of Ethernet, detailed one specific direction of Ethernet is Carrier Ethernet, what Bob Metcalfe called ”across the telechasm”. Now allow me to give you a quick overview of the organization that is the engine for accelerating the rapid growth of Carrier Ethernet – Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF). The MEF was founded in June 2001 by 37 companies with one vision, one vision only – Ethernet as technology of choice for service provider networks worldwide to bring benefits of end-to-end Ethernet to people like you and me. Our mission is to accelerate worldwide adoption of carrier-class Ethernet networks and services by standardizing and promote carrier ethernet on global basis.


  • 1. The Importance of Carrier Ethernet to Service Providers Presented by The Metro Ethernet Forum in conjunction with Verizon Business & First Avenue Networks
  • 2. Turning technology into service Scalability Reliability QoS TDM Support Service Management Carrier Ethernet
  • 3. The Evolution of Ethernet
    • Ethernet has established itself as the most widely deployed LAN technology
    • Ethernet is now established as a viable WAN networking technology
      • Carrier Grade Equipment
      • Simple interface between customer and network
      • Ability to support Data, Voice, and Video
  • 4.
      • Meet customer evolving requirements
        • High bandwidth, scalable network services
        • Converging voice and data applications on a single network
      • Deliver converged services as part of a carriers infrastructure
    Service Providers are implementing carrier Ethernet solutions to:
  • 5. Each major shift in Computing Architecture has driven a requirement for Increased bandwidth & new network technologies Evolution of Computing and Networking Requirements 1995-Present 1985-1995 1970-1990 1950’s-1985 Era Branch 3Mbps-50Mbps HQ-Data Center 100Meg-Gig Branch 56Kb HQ-Data Center 1.544Mbps-45Mbps 19.2Kbps-56Kbps 9.6Kbps Bandwidth Requirements Ethernet Frame Relay/ ATM Low Speed Private Line Multidrop Private Line Preferred Network Technology NFS, TCP/IP Sun, Compaq, HP, SGI Client Server IP, HTTP Decnet Bisynch, SNA, Burroughs, PollSelect Communications Protocol IBM, Dell, HP, Compaq Digital Equipment, HP, Data General IBM, Burroughs, NCR, Univac, Control Data, Honeywell Provider Networked Computing Minicomputer Mainframe Characteristic
  • 6. Enterprise Drivers for Ethernet Services
    • Business Networking is undergoing the largest transformation since fast packet services were introduced 20 years ago.
      • WAN bandwidth requirements are growing at rates of 10-20% per year fueled by:
        • Explosion of new IT applications (simple email to mission critical applications such as SAP)
        • Storage & Business Continuity requirements driven by regulations such as Sarbanes Oxley.
        • Emergence of real time applications such as voice and video.
    Legacy WAN technologies lack the scalability and cost effectiveness to support the evolving network needs of enterprises
  • 7. Current Service Provider FTTX aggregation architecture challenges Video on Demand may overstress OC3 ATM link
    • HDTV VoD = high bandwidth requirements
    • POTS VoIP will require QoS
    BPON will not support IPTV Bandwidth Requirements
  • 8. Carrier Ethernet Services
      • Carrier Ethernet services aligned to the MEF’s service categories.
      • A service provider’s product portfolio should reflect the understanding that no single Ethernet product can support all potential customer requirements
    Switched Ethernet Services Ethernet Packet Ring Service Ethernet LAN Service E-LAN Virtual Private Line Services Leveraging MPLS Core (Pseudo wire). Ethernet Virtual Private Line Service Ethernet over SONET Ethernet over Copper Dedicated SONET Ring Ethernet Private Line Service E-Line Service Provider Offerings Service Class Service Type
  • 9. VOICE SIP Phones IPTV Videoconferencing Web/Ecommerce & Internet Access Local Area Network Storage Area Network 7971-G 7971-G 7971-G 7971-G SAN Server Gigabit Ethernet CoS Enabled Ethernet/IP Core Converged Edge, Access, WAN & Applications Intranet VOIP Extranet Storage
  • 10. Service Provider Network Evolution Goals
    • Reduce Cost By Removing Service Specific Aggregation Technology -- Use A Common Architecture
    • Increase Bandwidth, Facilitate The Introduction Of New Services and Further Reduce Cost With the Introduction Of Technologies
    • Ensure Quality Of Service With Admission Controllers
      • Policy Manager That Will Integrate With IMS In Time
  • 11. FTTX Aggregation Network Evolution Ethernet for increased bandwidth ROADM (with integrated Ethernet switching) for cost reduction GPON for increased bandwidth Policy Manager to protect VOD quality during times of congestion Carrier Ethernet is a critical component to the service providers aggregation architecture IP Multicast to support IPTV
  • 12. Carrier Ethernet benefits the operator Carrier- Build 5 x 9s service availability Highest network uptime through redundant nodes, in-service upgrades,50ms restoration 5x9s node reliability 5x9s network resiliency All customer services protected if equipment failure Guaranteed QoS and SLAs over Ethernet & MPLS Security through authentication & encryption Revenue Generating Services Advanced high-margin services : L2VPNs, VLL, Multimedia, Video-on-Demand, VoIP management Differentiated and high-margin SLAs On-demand non-traffic affecting service provisioning Broadest selection of access technologies: EFM, DSL, E1/T1, xPON Low Cost of Ownership Point and click provisioning and end-to-end management Streamlines network operator tasks through maximum network uptime Truck rolls eliminated through remote point-and-click provisioning & network monitoring End-to-End OAM&P End-to-End SLA guarantees End-to-End QoS guarantees, over Ethernet and/or MPLS End-to-End remote management Automatic & remote network monitoring
  • 13. First Avenue Networks Bob Manifold Director, Strategic Markets [email_address]
  • 14. First Avenue Snapshot
    • Leader in delivering wholesale, carrier-grade, wireless transport services
    • Mobile Backhaul and Wireless Access (NxT1, DS3, OC3, Carrier Ethernet)
    • Targeting mobile carriers, channel partners marketing to enterprises, and government suppliers and agencies
    • Services delivered over nationwide licensed spectrum
        • Premium licensed spectrum holdings in both 24 GHz and 39 GHz
        • Average of 650 MHz in each market
        • 1.5 billion channel pops
    • Public company with a solid market cap (~$350 million), $70 million in cash and zero debt
  • 15. First Avenue Licensed Footprint
  • 16. Carrier Ethernet A Wholesalers Perspective
    • My customers need to able to define exactly what network characteristics they require for each application or flow
    • I need to know clearly what bandwidth is committed to my customers and at what rate my network resources are being consumed
    • I need to be able to respond quickly to changes in my customer demand
    • I need to provide all aspects of service management, efficiently and effectively
    • I need to offer a level of reliability expected from Metro and WAN services
    • I need to be able to communicate Ethernet service attributes with my customers and partners in a consistent, uniform format
    • I need to integrate into end to end manageable services
    • I need to be able to reflect the efficiencies of Ethernet in my costs and my prices to customers
    • Carrier Ethernet = Deterministic Packet Service Delivery
  • 17. www.MetroEthernetForum.org Mission: Accelerate Worldwide Adoption of Carrier-class Ethernet Networks and Services