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New members sign on with Nortel-led Carrier Ethernet Ecosystem

Seven new members have joined the industry's Carrier Ethernet Ecosystem, an organization led by Nortel Networks Cor...


December 11, 2007  


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Seven new members have joined the industry’s Carrier Ethernet Ecosystem, an organization led by Nortel Networks Corp. that plans to develop new Ethernet-based approaches to meet the burgeoning bandwidth demands from the increasing popularity of HD video, social media and advanced business services.

Once used primarily for enterprise networks, Ethernet now can provide cost savings of up to 60% from traditional technologies because it requires less equipment and is less costly to maintain, Nortel said in a release.

“Today’s announcement of seven new members of the Carrier Ethernet Ecosystem underscores the momentum Nortel is seeing in the industry as carriers are realizing the advantages of using Ethernet, particularly as it relates to cost, simplicity and the ability to grow network capacity as demand increases,” said Philippe Morin, president of Metro Ethernet Networks at Nortel.

The new members are Bay Microsystems, Broadcom Corp., Ceterus Networks, Ethos Networks, InfoVista, JDSU and Zhone Technologies Inc.