Tuesday, October 31, 2006

MEF to discuss Ethernet Network-Netwrok Interface standard

LightReading reports that the Ethernet network-to-network interface (E-NNI), describing how networks will hand off Ethernet services to one another, will be among the topics pursued at the quarterly MEF meeting today.

The above standard is required so that carriers can easily interface with local area and access networks to deliver Ethernet frames and thereby services to customers. At present, there is no standard and therefore carriers are implementing custom solutions. Since there is fierce competition and lack of partnership between carriers, the issue of standardization may be more complex this time.

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