PBB-TE Nears Standards Completion

Approval will deliver industry's first connection-oriented technology for next-gen service provider networks

April 21, 2009

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- The IEEE today announced that IEEE P802.1Qay™, the industry’s first connection-oriented technology for next-generation service provider networks, has completed the IEEE sponsor ballot process and entered the final phase of ratification. This means that the Working Group has achieved technical agreement on P802.1Qay, which adapts Ethernet technology to the role of providing carrier-class packet transport networks, and has handed it over to the IEEE Standards Board for a final review of the standardization process.

"As Chair of the IEEE 802.1 Working Group, I'd like to congratulate and thank the 802.1 Interworking Task Group for two years of hard work and dedication," said Tony Jeffree, Chair of the IEEE 802.1 Working Group. "Using IEEE's thorough standards-development process will result in our delivering a standard aimed at improving the ability of service providers to deliver the cost-effective, high-bandwidth multimedia services that today's business and consumer customers are demanding."

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (IEEE)

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