Tuesday, March 13, 2007

AT&T favoring Ethernet over Copper for the last mile

In an interesting post on LightReading today, AT&T is said to be favoring Etehrnet over copper using VDSL technologies for last mile solutions. While VDSL integrated with EPON has been discussed before, the idea of having Ethernet over DSL is interesting. The article also mentions the absence of startups in this area, with only one startup Aktino having related technology. It is also interesting to observe this thought when PON deployments in the US are moving towards the GFP-PON world. Here is the link to the article.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Nortel releases new Ethernet switches

Nortel today released the ERS 2500 and ERS 4500 switches targeted towards corporates moving to VoIP and unified communications applications over the Ethernet. These switches also come with support for Power over Ethernet (PoE).