Ethernet services

Belgacom Takes a Smart Turn

MUNICH -- Ethernet Europe 2012 -- With bandwidth demands growing at 20 to 25 percent a year, Belgacom SA (Euronext: BELG) is looking to meet that challenge by adding extra intelligence into its metro service routers and not just adding extra capacity.

The operator's director of WAN, Internet and Security Services, Tom Wuyts, told Light Reading about its "smart networking" strategy at the Ethernet Europe event in Munich Tuesday. It's an approach that enables Belgacom to offer new enterprise applications, and classes of service, without its customers having to deploy expensive new CPE, as he explains at about the 40-second mark in this video:

Wuyts also talked about using class-of-service capabilities to enable enterprise users to make the most efficient use of their bandwidth by being able to prioritize their most important applications.

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— Ray Le Maistre, International Managing Editor, Light Reading

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