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Alcatel facilitates carrier-class Ethernet service delivery in Interop demo

Alcatel Corp. along with 11 other Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) members, will demonstrate a scalable end-to-end multi...


September 12, 2005  


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Alcatel Corp. along with 11 other Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) members, will demonstrate a scalable end-to-end multi-vendor carrier Ethernet network carrying business and residential triple play services.

The MEF interoperability demonstration will take place at the Carrier Ethernet World Congress (CEWC) in Berlin this week.

As part of the demonstration, a range of different access devices will be connected to the Alcatel 7450 Ethernet Service Switch (ESS), which is forming the MPLS backbone.

Based on its MPLS support through to the edge and using Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) as the underlying technology, the Alcatel 7450 ESS will deliver applications such as multicast video distribution, voice over IP and managed enterprise Ethernet services — each with varying class of service requirements.

“This interoperability clearly shows that carrier-class Ethernet service delivery is a reality,” said Basil Alwan, president of Alcatel’s IP activities