Sunday, October 30, 2005

Nice article on Ethernet PON and its future

by Bill Huang, CTO and Senior VP of Engineering, UTStarCom

Friday, October 28, 2005

Agilent Platform for Ethernet PON Performance Analysis

The Agilent N2X EPON Performance Analysis System is designed to validate and debug EPON implementations and to quickly bring EPON services into operation. The multi-port traffic platform includes native, EPON-specific test capabilities. The system generates realistic, end-to-end traffic through an EPON, and can monitor both data and control protocol traffic directly on the EPON.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Cisco targetting Carrier Ethernet market

The Cisco ME 3400 Series Ethernet Access Switches are 24-port devices specifically designed for Carrier Ethernet. Equipped with 10/100M bps (bits per second) ports, the switches are intended to deliver exponentially higher bandwidth to end customers than typical DSL or leased T-1 offerings bring today. Read news at:

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

10 GigE better than aggregating 1 GigE

Neterion has released a ccase study which compares the cost of upgrading to 10 GigE with aggregating 1 GigE channels. The study shows a cost saving upto 6 times for upgrading to 10 GigE. Neterion worked with the San Diego Supercomputing Center (SDSC) to evaluate the overall system cost, performance, power, and management tradeoffs involved with several approaches to upgrading the center's data networking infrastructure. The ccomplete details may be found at:

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Salira announcces 3000 series EPON

Salira Systems today announced General Availability of the Salira 3000 Series product line based on the IEEE 802.3ah protocols for Ethernet PON (EPON). The Salira 3000 Series offers full capability to deliver standards-based EPON services. Salira is using market-leading Teknovus chipsets in the Salira 3000 Series.The Salira 3000 series is also the first EPON system to receive certification from the Ministry of Information Industry (MII) in China.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Articles on Ethernet Expo 2005

A number of articles covering Ethernet Expo 2005 are now on Lightreading:

Shop 'Til You Drop

Ready for 100 Gig Ethernet

Gurus Trade themselves

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Metro Ethernet Sales to double by 2008

An analyst research firm, Infotenics Research, says that Metro Ethernet equipment sales is expected to double by 2008 to $7.6 billion. The internet services market is also expected to see strong growth.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Ethernet Expo 2005

This week Lightreading's Ethernet Expo is up at New York city. This is expected to focus on the evolution of Ethernet and initiatives for deploying ethernet in caarrier, enterprise and metro networks. Check it out at:

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Ethernet WAN in Japan

Internet Initiative Inc.,(IIJ) of Japan, today announced that it will release the IIJ Internet-LAN Service, a service that uses broadband access lines, such as NTT's FLET's, to create a low-cost and maintenance-free broadband Ethernet WAN. The IIJ Internet-LAN service uses the IIJ's internet backbone to create a secure private Ethernet network to connect offices nationwide like a LAN. Using DSL or FTTH connections, customers can build there own Ethernet WANs. Read news at:

Monday, October 03, 2005

Alcatel to supply Metro Ethernet platform for Taiwanese vendor

Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has contracted Alcatel to supply its metro Ethernet platform to support the roll-out of a triple play network in Taiwan. CHT hopes to have more than a million triple-play subscribers in Taiwan within the next three years.