Monday, February 27, 2006

Ethernet Alliance adds 16 new members

Some of the prominent new members are Cisco Systems, Teknovus, and Neterion

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Nyquist Capital article on Teknovus and Passave

This is an interesting article comparing Teknovus and Passave, two vendors for EPON chipsets. Particularly interesting is the prospect of acquisition for either of these companies by possible bigger players such as Broadcom.

Carrier Ethernet surges in 2005

Interesting article on LightReading on carrier Ethernet

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Cisco Adds to Carrier Ethernet Products

Today Cisco introduced the Cisco ME 6500 Series Ethernet Switch and the Cisco ONS 15310 Metro Access (MA) multiservice provisioning platform (MSPP) which delivers Carrier Ethernet services over synchronous optical network, or SONET infrastructures. The Cisco ME 6500 Series Ethernet switches are available in two models and are available starting at a list price of $24,000. The Cisco ONS 15310-MA platform is also available now and a basic configuration model starts at a list price of $18,000.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Editshare chooses Chelsio 10Gb Ethernet adapters

EditShare LLC, the pioneer of cross platform shared media storage solutions for collaborative video editing, has chosen Chelsio's 10Gb Ethernet adapters as a high-speed interface solution for its video editing system. The EditShare collaborative editing and shared media storage system allows all connected content creation workstations to create and access a common pool of media files, while guaranteeing that individual workstations never interfere with, damage, or erase media on other workstations on the network. Read the press release at:

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Moving to 100 Gig Ethernet

There has been a lot of discussion in various forums since Force10 announced its desire to move to the 100 Gig Ethernet world. Some interesting articles are:

The Road to 100 Gig Ethernet
Deciding the Future of Ethernet

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Lucent buy Riverstone for $170 million

Lucent today decided to buy a Carrier Ethernet company, Riverstone, for $170 million. Lucent has alreay been reselling Riverstone boxes for some time now. Riverstone's stock price shot up by 81% to give it a market capitalization of $125 million.

Monday, February 06, 2006

ClariPhy targets 10 Gig Ethernet

ClariPhy Communications, an Irvine-based startup, is developing mixed-signal ICs that set new performance benchmarks for multi-gigabit per second (Gbit/s) communications applications. The company's initial products target the emerging 10GBASE-LRM (LRM) Ethernet standard.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Verizon Budiness Extends Ethernet services

Verizon Business announced today that it has expanded the availability of its Ethernet access services in key cities in the United States, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The expansion will enable large business and government customers to seamlessly link their offices -- via an advanced, cost-effective high-speed data and voice network -- not only locally and regionally, but nationally and globally as well. In addition, Verizon Business' Ethernet services will enable customers to more easily use Internet protocol (IP) applications, such as streaming media and distance-learning, at all of their company locations.