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Carrier Ethernet required for future networks

September 29, 2008

From Colin Mann in FaroPredicting that telco network traffic requirements will increase 100-fold in coming years, Bernd Schumacher, Head of IP Transport at Nokia Siemens Networks told delegates at the NetEvents Press Summit that Carrier Ethernet – the extensions to Ethernet necessary to enable telcos to provide Ethernet services to customers and to utilise Ethernet technology in their networks – will be necessary in a world that could see five billion people connected and requiring always-on access.Suggesting that future network requirements would entail voice, business Internet, residential enterprise and unicast TV, with 100 Mbps to the home soon to be a reality, he said: "Current network architectures are not ready for this challenge. Cost-effective transport is a critical tool enabling profitable next generation networks."…………….

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