Carrier Ethernet

Scalable, Flexible and Optimized Network Connectivity

Carrier Ethernet is defined by a number of standards and recommendations from various organizations such as the Metro Ethernet Forum, IEEE and ITU-T.

Carrier Ethernet is the use of high bandwidth Ethernet technology and services for communication among business environment, academic institutions and government local area networks. Carrier Ethernet innovation has been driven by the need and demand for simple, ubiquitous services and the requirement to rapidly scale them to enable deployment of applications critical to enterprises and service providers alike.

It provides predictable, cost-effective delivery of a variety of services. The technology standardizes interfaces, formats and baseline performance characteristics and includes many new technological characteristics that distinguish Carrier Ethernet from standard Ethernet. These features simplify deployment and enable new levels of multi-vendor interoperability.