PBT in the Spotlight

Carrier Ethernet's bad boy, PBT, is coming under major scrutiny by the industry – and by Light Reading!

April 3, 2008

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PBT in the Spotlight

Love it or hate it -- and we know some of you really hate it -- it's hard to ignore controversial carrier Ethernet technology Provider Backbone Transport (PBT).

And Light Reading is certainly not ignoring it. In fact, quite the opposite, because we have a new in-depth, free, 10-page report on the topic, a supplementary report on 17 vendors' positions relating to the technology, a new Light Reading readers' poll, and much more.

In addition, PBT, or PBB-TE (Provider Backbone Bridge -- Traffic Engineering) as it's known in its standards process at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (IEEE) , is also set to be the focus of Day Three at this year's Ethernet Expo: Europe 2008 event in London (April 14-16).

Also at that event, BT Group plc (NYSE: BT; London: BTA)'s director of IP and data platforms, Karl Penaluna, will provide an update on 21CN Ethernet products, including PBT-related services, in his keynote address on the second day of the conference. (See BT to Update on Ethernet Plans .)

That's a lot to take in, so here are some helpful links to take you to our new reports, the poll, and details of the upcoming Ethernet Expo:

  • A Guide to PBT/PBB-TE

  • PBT/PBB-TE Guide: Vendor Talk

  • Poll: PBT: How's It Doing?

  • Ethernet Expo: Europe 2008

Also, here's some of Light Reading's recent PBT-related news coverage:

  • Nokia Siemens Clings to Juniper

  • India's Tejas Joins PBT Club

  • Extreme Launches PBT

  • AlcaLu's Alwan: PBT Will Lose Its Shine

  • Telefónica Checks Out PBT

  • PBT Key to Ciena Acquisition

  • NTT Joins PBT Roll Call

  • Nortel Pushes More PBT

  • BT Counters PBT Claims

  • PBT Cost Claims Questioned

— Ray Le Maistre, International News Editor, Light Reading

Interested in learning more on this topic? Then come to Ethernet Expo: Europe 2008, the premier event covering the hot topic of carrier Ethernet network technologies and services in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). To be staged in London, April 14-16, admission is free for attendees meeting our prequalification criteria. For more information, or to register, click here.

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