Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Cisco's Ethernet Demarcation Box

LightReading has an interesting article today about Cisco releasing its first Ethernet demarcation box. A demarcation box includes Ethernet OAM to help carriers isolate faults in the network and determine if the problem is on the carrier or customer side of a connection. The demarcation box is intended to sit at the customer premises, or very close. This is an important step towards end-to-end Ethernet, because it helps carriers/service providers segment different portions of the network, and monitor them independently.

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