Senior experts from the following service providers participated in keynotes, roundtables, and sessions at Ethernet Europe: AboveNet (now part of Zayo), Amsterdam Internet Exchange, AT&T, Belgacom, Broadnet, Colt Communications Services, Deutsche Telekom, Dimension Data, Equinix, euNetworks, GTS CE, Inteliquent, Interoute, Level 3, PCCW Global, P&T Luxembourg, TeliaSonera, TeliaSonera International, Telx and Verizon.
I was so pleased with the quality of the discussion and the insight provided by these senior service provider experts that I wanted to capture it for our larger Light Reading audience. The lessons learned from Europe are applicable for other regions as well.
The new 45-page special report provides a window into the carrier Ethernet market unavailable from any other source. When you combine this with Heavy Reading’s recently released Ethernet Executive Council State-of-the-Industry, 2Q 2012, you get a fairly comprehensive picture of how the carrier Ethernet service and technology markets are likely to develop and what issues are top-of-mind right now for service provider decision makers.
Carrier Ethernet Service & Technology Trends & Issues: Europe 2012 captures the perspectives of EEC members on the following topics:
- Service Trends & Issues: (1) Ethernet service evolution, (2) wholesale Ethernet service provider needs and trends, (3) Ethernet service innovation, (4) the shift toward an Ethernet-enabled, cloud-centric utility model, (5) interconnection within cloud-based ecosystems and (6) cloud and Ethernet cloud carrier services.
- Carrier Ethernet 2.0: (1) manageability, (2) interconnection and (3) multiple classes-of-service.
- Technology Trends & Issues: (1) service management (including performance assured Ethernet), (2) software defined networking (SDN), (3) 100G optical transport, (4) 100GE interfaces on switches/routers, (5) converging network layers and (6) Carrier Ethernet for mobile backhaul.
Carrier Ethernet Service & Technology Trends And Issues: Europe 2012 is priced at $3,995, while the EEC State-the-Industry Survey Report, 2Q 2012 is available for $4,995. Please email me at [email protected] if you are interested in learning more about the reports.
As a heads-up, we also plan to prepare a post-show report for Ethernet Expo Americas 2012 that will be from Nov. 6 to 8.
— Stan "EtherMan" Hubbard, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading; Ethernet Executive Council Program Coordinator; and Chairman, Ethernet Americas 2012