The audience poll was taken during a connection-oriented Ethernet (COE) session at the Light Reading virtual tradeshow, Packet-Optical Transport Evolution, which happened today. Here's the tally:
Table 1: What's COE Look Like in Five Years?
|PBB-TE in metro/aggregation, MPLS-TP in regional core|
|MPLS-TP in metro/aggregation, PBB-TE in regional core|
|Source: Audience poll, LR Packet Optical Transport Evolution virtual tradeshow|
Panelists Nick Cadwgan, product line management director of Gridpoint Systems Inc. , and Lars Pederson, CTO of Tpack A/S , noted that they expect many operators to use both technologies, fitting each to the appropriate networks that are already in place. Other interpretations are welcome, of course.
— Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading