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The importance of Ethernet, as the all-pervasive fixed infrastructure data transport vehicle of the Corporate 'Local-Area Network' (LAN), is such that it can be regarded as nothing less than a fundamental utility for IT connectivity. Increasingly, Ethernet is also the network media of choice for Corporate Telephony deployments, via the growth of Voice over IP (VoIP). Not surprisingly, Ethernet is now starting to be adopted as a transport for Wide-Area Network (WAN) connectivity. In fact, Telecoms Service Providers have offered physical Ethernet access for many years, but most almost exclusively such connections have been delivered via Edge Routers, supplied as the 'Customer Premise Equipment' (CPE) element of a 'Managed IP' network service. Only relatively recently though has Ethernet been offered as a native transport solution, offering the Corporate user a highly flexible, scalable bandwidth solution, unfettered by the complexity of IP addressing schema and the potential performance and limited 'Quality of Service' characteristics of Routed infrastructures.The MetroCONNECT family of Ethernet Service Delivery products enables the Telecoms Service Provider to offer Ethernet services delivered over a range of Access Network Transport architectures.