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Ethernet Handoffs and QoS Advance in Carrier Ethernet 2.0

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 carrier-grade-ethernetEnterprise 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."

Read the full story at EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet:
Carrier Ethernet Advances with 2.0 Certifications

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.