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JDSU targets wireless backhaul testing

Jun 18, 2008 6:36 PM

LAS VEGAS--JDSU this week at NXTComm08 launched a test and service assurance platform focused on helping service providers manage the performance of Ethernet networks delivering wireless backhaul services...
Actiontec unveils green DSL modem, gateways

Jun 18, 2008 3:01 PM

LAS VEGAS--Broadband provider Actiontec unveiled a DSL modem for environmentally conscious service providers, in addition to two new DSL gateways targeted at the tier two and tier three markets, at NXTComm08 this week....
CTOs: Copper still critical

Jun 18, 2008 2:56 PM

LAS VEGAS--Service providers are squeezing all they can out of their existing networks, even as they invest in new IP-based core networks and look to offer new access services as well, the three participants in Wednesday’s Broadband in the Loop NXTcomm keynote panel agreed. ...
Carrier Ethernet mobilizes for new markets

Jun 18, 2008 12:00 AM

The fast-growing carrier Ethernet equipment market is shifting in anticipation of a more multi­carrier environment for Ethernet services and in anticipation of burgeoning new areas such as mobile backhaul...
Cox Business brings cable voice to SIP Forum

Jun 17, 2008 7:23 PM

Cox Business today announced that it is the first cable MSO to join the SIP Forum, hoping to bring the needs of its business customers into the conversation around SIP trunking...
NXTcomm08: Soapstone demos carrier Ethernet service plane

Jun 17, 2008 2:21 PM

Soapstone Networks demonstrated its service control plane framework for assuring carrier Ethernet service via a live, multi-vendor network running on the NXTComm08 show floor....
NXTcomm08: Accedian offers real-time SLAs

Jun 17, 2008 11:08 AM

LAS VEGAS -- Accedian Networks on Tuesday announced the availability of an element management system (EMS) promising to enable what the company calls “real-time service level agreements (SLAs)” for Ethernet and IP services....
Ethernet driving new casino slot network

Jun 17, 2008 8:59 AM

Las Vegas is all about the gaming industry, and increasingly the gaming industry is all about networked applications, as casinos take advantage of new IP/Ethernet-based converged voice/data/video networks to track literally everything that happens inside their doors...
NXTcomm08: Alcatel combines PBB, VPLS

Jun 17, 2008 8:17 AM

LAS VEGAS -- Alcatel-Lucent today unveiled a method for transporting business services through metro networks that combines the vendor’s familiar multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) with Provider Backbone Bridging (PBB) -- a Layer 2 technology whose use represents a departure for the vendor...
Spirent takes testing in-home

Jun 17, 2008 12:00 AM

Spirent Communications today unveiled the Spirent Tech-X Flex, a handheld network and service quality tester to identify and troubleshoot IP Video services within the consumer’s home. The product tests service quality over Multimedia over Coax (MoCa networks), as well as Ethernet and Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN)...

Are you smarter than Ethernet?

Jun 2, 2008 11:01 AM

At NXTcomm08, you’re likely to hear a lot of talk about making Ethernet more sophisticated, more discerning, and most of all, “more intelligent.” Of course, stressing the need for a more intelligent brand of Ethernet isn’t very flattering to the plain-vanilla kind. But let’s face it, Ethernet has always been in some ways like the Forrest Gump of the networking world...

Ethernet goes small-time

May 13, 2008 3:45 PM

When Ethernet first crept into the market as a carrier service in the late '90s, it was mostly targeted at the high end: enterprises with multimegabit bandwidth needs. But even the smallest business has seen its bandwidth requirements grow as more routine tasks are automated and more commerce moves onto the Web...

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