Ethernet Handoffs and QoS Advance in Carrier Ethernet 2.0
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Twenty of the top networking vendors in the world, among them Cisco, Juniper, Ciena and Huawei, have now passed the CE 2.0 certification process and are set to usher in a new era of Carrier Grade Ethernet services.
John Hawkins, senior adviser for Carrier Ethernet at Ciena, explained to Enterprise Networking Planet that CE 2.0 introduces a host of techniques and mechanisms for handling things like multi-level quality of service and handoffs between operators.
"We have been talking about Quality of Service for years and what's different here is that the mechanisms are all standards-based and the handoffs between operators is now significantly easier," Hawkins said. "Having a standard eliminates a lot of inter-operator negotiations and lawyers that you used to have to figure out, and now you can just refer to a Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) compliant service."