Friday, May 12, 2006

BT keen on Nortel's Provider Backbone Transport

Nice article on LightReading about Nortel's Provider Backbone Transport (PBT). PBT is a management platform that takes out some of the management complexity of Ethernet for the delivery of point-to-point Ethernet services.

Nortel's approach is to simplify Ethernet by turning off features, such as the Spanning Tree protocol and MAC address flooding, and enabling network operators to manage their Ethernet service delivery by using a set of management tools. Nortel's claims that this approach gives the control and scaleability desired from Ethernet networks without relying on MPLS, thus making the solution cost effective.

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