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Ethernet Europe: Power Shift

7:30 AM -- LONDON -- Ethernet Europe 2011 -- If the other 300-plus attendees at this week's event have the same key takeaway as me, it'll be that the main focus of the Carrier Ethernet debate has shifted away from technology developments to service developments.

A few years ago all the talk was about the choices between different connection-oriented transport technologies, the potential challenges of introducing Ethernet into mobile backhaul deployments and other infrastructure and technical challenges.

Now, though, there's a much greater emphasis on which services and applications are being enabled by deployed technology, whether for business, wholesale or backhaul services.

Basically, the market has matured. Of course there are still technology issues to discuss, especially in terms of access products, but many of these are associated with operations and management rather than platform development.

Catch up with our coverage of the event so far by checking out the articles, slide shows and video interviews listed below:

— Ray Le Maistre, International Managing Editor, Light Reading

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