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Metro Ethernet by Sam Halabi

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Conclusion

The proliferation of data services in the metro is already taking place. You have seen in this chapter how metro data services and specifically Ethernet services are making their move into the metro. The greenfield metro operators have had quite an influence on this shift by putting pressure on traditional metro operators, such as the ILECs. While metro Ethernet is evolving slowly in the U.S. due to legacy TDM deployments and regulations, it has found good success in different parts of the world, especially in Asia and Japan. Metro Ethernet services offer an excellent value proposition both to service providers and to businesses and consumers. Metro Ethernet services will reduce the recurring cost of service deployment while offering ...

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