WHY CHOOSE COX BUSINESS FOR YOUR COMPANY S NETWORK SERVICE NEEDS?

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "WHY CHOOSE COX BUSINESS FOR YOUR COMPANY S NETWORK SERVICE NEEDS?"

Transcription

1 WHY CHOOSE COX BUSINESS FOR YOUR COMPANY S NETWORK SERVICE NEEDS? This document provides an overview of the Cox Business portfolio of business networking services and explains why customers should consider Metro Ethernet or IP VPN solutions for their telecommunications needs over those of another service provider. 1

2 TABLE OF CONTENTS BUSINESS NETWORKING SERVICES MARKET IN THE U.S. 3 WHY COX BUSINESS? 4 COX METRO ETHERNET SERVICES 5 COX MPLS IP-VPN SERVICE 7 WHICH SERVICE TO CHOOSE? 11 THE COX BUSINESS ADVANTAGE 12 ACRONYMS 13 CONTACTS 13 REFERENCES 13 2

3 BUSINESS NETWORKING SERVICES MARKET IN THE U.S. When looking at the Business Networking Services market in the U.S., industry analysts typically divide the market into two segments: Ethernet/Metro Ethernet/Carrier Ethernet Services MPLS IP-VPN Services (Multiprotocol Label Switching Internet Protocol-Virtual Private Network) Businesses are purchasing both services in ever increasing amounts and the growth is being driven in part by the migration from traditional packet services, such as Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) and Frame Relay (FR) and leased lines T1, DS3, etc. This shift away from these services is being fueled by the growth in network traffic, as consumers become more mobile in a highly connected and increasingly cloudbased environment. Businesses are increasingly focusing on their core competencies and looking to service providers to help them minimize their Wide Area Networking costs, in an era of ever-increasing bandwidth needs. This is where Cox Business can help. 3

4 WHY COX BUSINESS? Cox Business has been providing services to commercial customers since the early 1990s when it became the first cable MSO to begin delivering business services and wholesale transport to other service providers that resided in its territory. A $1.5 billion business today, Cox has built a portfolio of Ethernet services serving over 200,000 business customers in Cox markets across the United States, including small businesses, multi-location enterprises, regional healthcare providers and federal, state and local government organizations. In addition to their established Metro Ethernet Services offering, Cox Business has recently introduced an MPLS IP-VPN Service offering, thus being able to meet the requirements of any customer. Both services run on Cox Business s network, which in addition to running over an IP/MPLS core backbone, also employs MPLS all the way out to the customer premises. 4

5 COX METRO ETHERNET SERVICES Cox Business Metro Ethernet Services provide multi-site customers located in Cox-served areas a highly reliable and scalable network solution that cost-effectively supports the demands for ever-increasing bandwidth. Cox Metro Ethernet Services are Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Carrier Ethernet 1.0 (CE 1.0) certified and offer the three most widely deployed services in the Carrier Ethernet marketplace: Ethernet Private Line (EPL) dedicated service that interconnects two remote sites. Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) multiplexed service that typically interconnects a hub to multiple remote sites. Ethernet LAN (ELAN) meshed service that interconnects multiple remote sites. Refer to Table 1 on the next page for specific features of Cox Metro Ethernet Services. Cox is ranked in the top five Ethernet Providers for U.S. Business Ethernet Services by Vertical Systems Group and is the top Multiple System Operator (MSO) in the list. Additionally, Cox is the first MSO to deploy and launch Ethernet over HFC and currently has several thousand Metro Ethernet ports in service utilizing HFC for access. The use of Ethernet over HFC allows Cox s customers to benefit from the widespread reach of the existing HFC plant and allows for quick service activation to many office locations, as minimal, if any additional construction is required prior to turning up a new service. Cox also maintains active participation and leadership within both the MEF and CableLabs with the aim of further promoting the growth, adoption and development of Ethernet services. 5

6 TABLE 1: COX METRO ETHERNET SERVICE FEATURES Cox Metro Ethernet Ethernet over Fiber Ethernet over HFC (DOCSIS) Supported Services / Topologies EPL, EVPL, E-LAN EPL, E-LAN can only be spoke site in an EVPL topology Standard Speeds 10 Mb to 100 Mb in 10 Mb increments 100 Mb to 1Gb in 100 Mb increments 1 Gb to 10 Gb in 1 Gb increments 150 Mb, 250 Mb 256 Kb, 512 Kb, 1 Mb, 2 Mb, 3 Mb, 5 Mb, 10 Mb (Supported speeds vary by market) Class of Service Options* Real Time Basic Basic SLAs Availability: 99.99% per site Real Time CoS Performance Metrics: Frame Delay (Latency): < 10ms one-way Data Delivery Rate: > 99.9% one-way Frame Delay Variation (Jitter): < 1ms Availability: 99.9% per site TTR: 4 hours for electronic failures 8 hours for cable plant failures *Note: Basic Class of Service is better than Best Effort 6

7 COX MPLS IP-VPN SERVICE Like their Ethernet Services, Cox MPLS IP-VPN Service provides multi-site customers a highly reliable and scalable network solution that cost-effectively supports the demands for ever-increasing bandwidth, while offering a wider variety of access and class of service options. Cox MPLS IP-VPN Service is compliant with Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) RFC 4364, which makes obsolete RFC 2547, and uses the same highly available Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) infrastructure as the Metro Ethernet Services. The use of a converged network infrastructure provides further simplification by allowing the use of common Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) for both services, which reduces the equipment cost and at the same time speeds deployment of incremental services (i.e., adding an IP-VPN service to an existing Metro Ethernet requires no additional equipment just commissioning of the new service). The converged infrastructure will also allow Cox to offer hybrid VPN services such as Metro Ethernet (Layer 2) services at some locations and MPLS IP-VPN (Layer 3) services at other locations for a single customer, in the future. An IP-VPN service is similar to an ELAN service in that it provides a meshed service that interconnects multiple remote sites. The significant difference is with an IP-VPN service, the only Layer 3 protocol supported is IP, whereas with ELAN, which is a Layer 2 service, it is protocol transparent i.e., supports any Layer 3 protocol. This also means that there is interaction at the IP layer between the customer and the provider network exchange of address information, etc. Refer to Table 2 on the next page for specific features of the Cox MPLS IP-VPN Service. 7

8 TABLE 2: COX IP-VPN SERVICE FEATURES Cox IP-VPN Ethernet over Fiber Ethernet over HFC (DOCSIS) TDM Access Port Types Standard Premium Standard Standard Premium Standard Speeds 1 Mb to 10 Gb 512 Kb 10 Mb (Supported speeds vary by market) T1-OC3 Class of Service Options Priority Data Real Time Interactive Data Priority Data Best Effort Priority Data Priority Data Real Time Interactive Data Priority Data Best Effort Availability: 99.99% per logical VPN Port (monthly average) TTR: 4 hours for electronic failures 8 hours for cable plant failures Core Network SLAs See Table 2A on page 9 8

9 TABLE 2A: COX IP-VPN SERVICE FEATURES IP-VPN Core Network SLAs CoS Service Availability Data Delivery Ratio Latency Jitter Cox Metro: Up to 150 Fiber Route Miles Real Time CoS Interactive CoS Priority Data CoS Best Effort CoS % 99.99% 10 ms. 12 ms. 16 ms. 20 ms. 1 ms. 2 ms. 3 ms. N/A Cox Regional: Fiber Route Miles Real Time CoS Interactive CoS Priority Data CoS Best Effort CoS % 99.99% 20 ms. 22 ms. 26 ms. 30 ms. 1 ms. 2 ms. 3 ms. N/A Cox Super - Regional: Fiber Route Miles Real Time CoS Interactive CoS Priority Data CoS Best Effort CoS % 99.99% 30 ms. 32 ms. 36 ms. 40 ms. 1 ms. 2 ms. 3 ms. N/A Cox Subnational: 751-1,500 Fiber Route Miles Real Time CoS Interactive CoS Priority Data CoS Best Effort CoS % 99.99% 50 ms. 52 ms. 56 ms. 60 ms. 1 ms. 2 ms. 3 ms. N/A Cox National: 1,501-5,000 Fiber Route Miles Real Time CoS Interactive CoS Priority Data CoS Best Effort CoS % % 100 ms. 102 ms. 106 ms. 110 ms. 1 ms. 2 ms. 3 ms. N/A 9

10 COX MPLS IP-VPN SERVICE Another difference between the MPLS IP-VPN service and the already established Metro Ethernet Services is the ability to distinguish between Standard and Premium Port Types. Standard Ports are geared towards customers/sites that value simplicity and cost efficiency while maintaining performance. Premium Ports are intended for customers with more complex deployments and/or applications that require differentiated traffic handling. Cox s MPLS IP-VPN Service also provides a Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) access option, which guarantees dedicated amounts of bandwidth with the associated business grade performance. TDM access supports both Point-to-Point Protocol and Multi-Link Point-to-Point data link protocols. The TDM Access option provides a viable alternative at locations where fiber/hfc connectivity is not available or where the customer wants to preserve existing equipment investment, such as situations where the embedded customer equipment only possesses TDM interfaces. With an MPLS IP-VPN service, there is interaction at the IP layer between the customer [Customer Edge (CE)] and the provider network [Provider Edge (PE)]. The link between CE and PE supports both IPv4 and IPv6 addressing. IPv6 is the latest revision of the Internet Protocol (IP) and was developed by the IETF to deal with the problem of IPv4 address exhaustion an ever-increasing number of new devices being connected to the Internet resulting in a need for more IP addresses than IPv4 can support. The CE-PE link supports the following routing protocols: Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) preferred choice. Static only for use with simple networks. Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) available on request only considered for customers with large, complex networks already using OSPF. 10

11 COX MPLS IP-VPN SERVICE In terms of Quality of Service, Premium Ports on Cox s IP-VPN Service supports four distinct Classes of Service (CoS). These are: Real Time reserved for delay sensitive applications, having jitter, latency and packet loss requirements, e.g., VoIP, video conferencing. Interactive Data reserved for applications with latency and packet loss sensitivities, e.g., video streaming, Citrix. Priority Data reserved for applications with packet loss sensitivities, e.g., transactional applications, such as Point of Sale; remote device management, etc. Best Effort reserved for applications with no latency, packet loss or other requirements, e.g., , web browsing. Standard Ports support a single CoS type, Priority Data. This CoS is better than Best Effort and so even traffic generated on Standard Ports is prioritized above Best Effort (regular Internet traffic) in Cox s Metro and Backbone networks. Cox MPLS IP-VPN Service supports the following network topologies: Full Mesh allows all sites to directly communicate with each other. Hub and Spoke all remote sites directly connected to a head office site. Remote sites cannot directly communicate with each other, only through the head office site. Partial Mesh variation of hub-and-spoke, in which some sites are not allowed to directly communicate with other sites. 11

12 WHICH SERVICE TO CHOOSE? IP-VPN services in the form of IETF RFC 2547 have been in existence for about fifteen years. When they were first introduced Ethernet was not the dominant access technology that it is today and as such IP-VPN access was provided by various technologies, such as leased lines, Frame Relay etc. In 2004, the MEF introduced Carrier Ethernet 1.0, which provides similar functionality but only over Ethernet as the access technology. Given Cox Business s fiber build out and extensive Ethernet service footprint, Metro Ethernet Services are available at most customer locations. Customers would therefore typically choose an IP-VPN service, in preference to a Metro Ethernet service, if: Certain locations are only serviced by legacy access technologies (i.e., not Ethernet). Customer applications require four Class of Service options provided by the IP-VPN service, rather than the two provided by the Metro Ethernet service. Customer has an existing IP-VPN service with another Service Provider and wants to migrate to Cox Business but not change the type of service they re purchasing. Customer wants interaction with Cox at the IP layer Cox Business s Metro Ethernet Services and MPLS IP-VPN Service are both excellent choices for accessing cloud-based services, as they both provide reliable, high-bandwidth connections to the Internet, with multiple Classes of Service (CoS), if so required. 12

13 THE COX BUSINESS ADVANTAGE Extensive Availability Cox has extensive fiber and HFC deployments in every market it serves and currently maintains over 20,000 fiber lit and over 1,000,000 HFC commercial serviceable locations across U.S. markets. Superior Reliability All fiber-based services are typically provided over Cox-owned and operated facilities. Whereas other providers will often provide linear unprotected last mile fiber access for standard deployments, Cox metro networks are generally deployed with ringed last mile fiber access that is dual-homed back to redundant MPLS platforms at the edge of the metro core network. This assures physical and logical path redundancy with rapid reconfiguration that provides very high service levels. Exceptional Customer Support Cox metro networks are supported by a combination of Regional System Operations Centers and a nationwide Network Operations Center that operates on a 24/7 basis providing the best in customer service. Local Presence Cox Business maintains local VP-GM level leadership, product sales, marketing, engineering operations and technical support resources in the markets it serves. Maintaining this intense local focus is a key ingredient in successfully serving Cox s predominantly metro and regionally oriented customers. Reinforcing the last two points, Cox Business was a 2012 J.D. Power & Associates Business Telecom Data Ratings award recipient in the Small and Midsize Business category, earning top marks among others for Customer Service and Sales Reps and Account Executives. When these facts are combined with Cox s leadership position in the U.S. Business Ethernet Services market, it becomes obvious that: Cox Business is your perfect partner for U.S Business Network Services! 13

14 ACRONYMS ATM Asynchronous Transfer Mode BGP Border Gateway Protocol CAGR Compound Annual Growth Rate CE Customer Edge CoS Class of Service ELAN Ethernet LAN EPL Ethernet Private Line EVPL Ethernet Virtual Private Line FR Frame Relay GM General Manager HFC Hybrid Fiber Coax IETF Internet Engineering Task Force IP Internet Protocol LAN Local Area Network MEF Metro Ethernet Forum ML-PPP Multi-Link Point-to-Point Protocol MPLS Multi-Protocol Label Switching MSO Multiple System Operator NOC Network Operations Center OSPF Open Shortest Path First PE Provider Edge PPP Point-to-Point Protocol QoS Quality of Service RFC Request for Comments RT Round Trip SMB Small and Midsize Business SOC System Operations Center TDM Time Division Multiplexing VP Vice President VPN Virtual Private Network REFERENCES Link to Metro Ethernet Services data sheet Link to IP-VPN Service data sheet 14

MPLS/IP VPN Services Market Update, 2014. United States

MPLS/IP VPN Services Market Update, 2014. United States MPLS/IP VPN Services Market Update, 2014 United States August 2014 Contents Section Slide Numbers Executive Summary 4 Market Overview & Definitions 8 Drivers & Restraints 14 Market Trends & Revenue Forecasts

More information

Sprint Global MPLS VPN IP Whitepaper

Sprint Global MPLS VPN IP Whitepaper Sprint Global MPLS VPN IP Whitepaper Sprint Product Marketing and Product Development January 2006 Revision 7.0 1.0 MPLS VPN Marketplace Demand for MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) VPNs (standardized

More information

What s New and What s Next in Cable Wholesale? Monday, March 17, 2014 10:15-11 a.m.

What s New and What s Next in Cable Wholesale? Monday, March 17, 2014 10:15-11 a.m. What s New and What s Next in Cable Wholesale? Monday, March 17, 2014 10:15-11 a.m. Moderator: Sean Buckley, Senior Editor, FierceTelecom Speakers: Jeremy Bye, Vice President, Cox Business Carrier and

More information

UNDERSTANDING BUSINESS ETHERNET SERVICES

UNDERSTANDING BUSINESS ETHERNET SERVICES UNDERSTANDING BUSINESS ETHERNET SERVICES EMPOWER YOUR BUSINESS TO MEET 21ST CENTURY DEMANDS INTRODUCTION The network is your business has been a mantra for many years indicating how businesses rely more

More information

WAN and VPN Solutions:

WAN and VPN Solutions: WAN and VPN Solutions: Choosing the Best Type for Your Organization xo.com WAN and VPN Solutions: Choosing the Best Type for Your Organization WAN and VPN Solutions: Choosing the Best Type for Your Organization

More information

UNDERSTANDING BUSINESS ETHERNET SERVICES

UNDERSTANDING BUSINESS ETHERNET SERVICES EMPOWER YOUR BUSINESS TO MEET 21ST CENTURY DEMANDS INTRODUCTION The network is your business has been a mantra for many years indicating how businesses rely more heavily on being networked between their

More information

ROGERS DELIVERS THE SPEED, POWER AND RELIABILITY OF FIBRE RIGHT TO YOU.

ROGERS DELIVERS THE SPEED, POWER AND RELIABILITY OF FIBRE RIGHT TO YOU. ROGERS DELIVERS THE SPEED, POWER AND RELIABILITY OF FIBRE RIGHT TO YOU. ROGERS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS When you partner with Rogers Business Solutions, you benefit from on-going collaboration with our team

More information

The Business Case for Ethernet Services Whitepaper Sponsored by Time Warner Cable Business Class

The Business Case for Ethernet Services Whitepaper Sponsored by Time Warner Cable Business Class The Business Case for Ethernet Services Whitepaper Sponsored by Time Warner Cable Business Class Executive Summary Network-based applications such as Voice over IP (VoIP), cloud, collaboration services

More information

Enterprise Business Products 2014

Enterprise Business Products 2014 Enterprise Business Products 2014 Enterprise Ethernet Services EPL (Ethernet Private Line) - provides point-to-point connectivity between two business locations with scalable bandwidth speeds via an Ethernet

More information

Cox Business. L2 / L3 and Network Topology Overview. February 1, 2011

Cox Business. L2 / L3 and Network Topology Overview. February 1, 2011 Cox Business L2 / L3 and Network Topology Overview February 1, 2011 Layer 3 / Layer 2 Comparo Protocol Architecture Control Change: Adding sites Change: IP changes Faults: Management Faults: Calls Layer

More information

WHITEPAPER MPLS: Key Factors to Consider When Selecting Your MPLS Provider

WHITEPAPER MPLS: Key Factors to Consider When Selecting Your MPLS Provider WHITEPAPER MPLS: Key Factors to Consider When Selecting Your MPLS Provider INTRODUCTION Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), once the sole domain of major corporations and telecom carriers, has gone mainstream

More information

MPLS: Key Factors to Consider When Selecting Your MPLS Provider

MPLS: Key Factors to Consider When Selecting Your MPLS Provider White paper MPLS: Key Factors to Consider When Selecting Your MPLS Provider New Edge Networks June 2008 New Edge Networks 3000 Columbia House Blvd. Vancouver, WA 98661 360-693-9009 1-866-636-EDGE www.newedgenetworks.com

More information

Ethernet Services Overview

Ethernet Services Overview Ethernet Services Overview Verizon Ethernet Overview Ethernet To Meet Your Business And Bandwidth Needs Designed to scale with your evolving bandwidth requirements, Verizon s Ethernet services deliver

More information

November 2013. Defining the Value of MPLS VPNs

November 2013. Defining the Value of MPLS VPNs November 2013 S P E C I A L R E P O R T Defining the Value of MPLS VPNs Table of Contents Introduction... 3 What Are VPNs?... 4 What Are MPLS VPNs?... 5 What Are the Benefits of MPLS VPNs?... 8 How Do

More information

ethernet services for multi-site connectivity security, performance, ip transparency

ethernet services for multi-site connectivity security, performance, ip transparency ethernet services for multi-site connectivity security, performance, ip transparency INTRODUCTION Interconnecting three or more sites across a metro or wide area network has traditionally been accomplished

More information

Time Warner Cable Business Class Product Overview. Matt Ellison VAR Channel Manager matthew.ellison@twcable.com

Time Warner Cable Business Class Product Overview. Matt Ellison VAR Channel Manager matthew.ellison@twcable.com Time Warner Cable Business Class Product Overview Matt Ellison VAR Channel Manager matthew.ellison@twcable.com Our National Footprint and Network Time Warner Cable Proprietary and Confidential 2 Why Time

More information

Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) is a core networking technology that

Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) is a core networking technology that MPLS and MPLS VPNs: Basics for Beginners Christopher Brandon Johnson Abstract Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) is a core networking technology that operates essentially in between Layers 2 and 3 of

More information

CARRIER MPLS VPN September 2014

CARRIER MPLS VPN September 2014 CARRIER MPLS VPN September 2014 SERVICE OVERVIEW The International MPLS IP-VPN service provides a full range of VPN connectivity solutions, including: Carrier MPLS IP VPN: dedicated to operators looking

More information

MPLS: Key Factors to Consider When Selecting Your MPLS Provider Whitepaper

MPLS: Key Factors to Consider When Selecting Your MPLS Provider Whitepaper MPLS: Key Factors to Consider When Selecting Your MPLS Provider Whitepaper 2006-20011 EarthLink Business Page 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), once the sole domain of major corporations

More information

The Evolution of Ethernet

The Evolution of Ethernet June 2010 White Paper The Evolution of Ethernet How Ethernet solutions, such as NTT America s VLink, can help businesses reduce private networking costs while leveraging Ethernet technology. Introduction

More information

Metro Ethernet for the Healthcare Industry

Metro Ethernet for the Healthcare Industry Metro Ethernet for the Healthcare Industry Why You Should Choose Cox Metro Ethernet While being one of the most highly regulated of all industries, the healthcare industry is faced with the social needs

More information

Simwood Carrier Ethernet

Simwood Carrier Ethernet Simwood Carrier Ethernet Simwood Carrier Ethernet is a high security, low latency means to connect sites or services either point-to-point or as a mesh. We use a number of technologies on top of our own

More information

Fundamentals of MPLS for Broadcast Applications

Fundamentals of MPLS for Broadcast Applications Fundamentals of MPLS for Broadcast Applications Ron Clifton, P. Eng., BAS c, MAS c CliftonGroup International Limited Page: 1 The Paradigm Shift The connectivity and technology exist today to implement

More information

AT&T Managed IP Network Service (MIPNS) MPLS Private Network Transport Technical Configuration Guide Version 1.0

AT&T Managed IP Network Service (MIPNS) MPLS Private Network Transport Technical Configuration Guide Version 1.0 AT&T Managed IP Network Service (MIPNS) MPLS Private Network Transport Technical Configuration Guide Version 1.0 Introduction...2 Overview...2 1. Technology Background...2 2. MPLS PNT Offer Models...3

More information

Best Effort gets Better with MPLS. Superior network flexibility and resiliency at a lower cost with support for voice, video and future applications

Best Effort gets Better with MPLS. Superior network flexibility and resiliency at a lower cost with support for voice, video and future applications Best Effort gets Better with MPLS Superior network flexibility and resiliency at a lower cost with support for voice, video and future applications A White Paper on Multiprotocol Label Switching October,

More information

MPLS VPN Services. PW, VPLS and BGP MPLS/IP VPNs

MPLS VPN Services. PW, VPLS and BGP MPLS/IP VPNs A Silicon Valley Insider MPLS VPN Services PW, VPLS and BGP MPLS/IP VPNs Technology White Paper Serge-Paul Carrasco Abstract Organizations have been demanding virtual private networks (VPNs) instead of

More information

The Role of Carrier Ethernet in Business Applications

The Role of Carrier Ethernet in Business Applications The Role of Carrier Ethernet in Business Applications Examining the Choices for your Business Applications February 2012 Positioning Paper Page 1 of 11 Table of Contents 1 Introduction... 3 2 Characteristics

More information

Capturing Major Growth in Commercial Services

Capturing Major Growth in Commercial Services Capturing Major Growth in Commercial Services An Untapped Market Opportunity for Cable MSOs Author Rob Rowello August 2011 Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) Cisco IBSG 2011 Cisco and/or its

More information

ICTTEN6172A Design and configure an IP- MPLS network with virtual private network tunnelling

ICTTEN6172A Design and configure an IP- MPLS network with virtual private network tunnelling ICTTEN6172A Design and configure an IP- MPLS network with virtual private network tunnelling Release: 1 ICTTEN6172A Design and configure an IP-MPLS network with virtual private network tunnelling Modification

More information

Level 3 Solutions for FCC Rural Telehealth

Level 3 Solutions for FCC Rural Telehealth Level 3 Solutions for FCC Rural Telehealth Carolyn Reuss Director, Healthcare Segment 720 888 8152 carolyn.reuss@level3.com www.level3-healthcare.com 2007 Level 3 Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

More information

Mastering Network Design with MPLS

Mastering Network Design with MPLS Mastering Network Design with MPLS Overview In this paper, enterprise CIOs, IT&T professionals and network architects will learn how to improve productivity and security by designing multi-location Virtual

More information

2015 North American Business Metro Carrier Ethernet Services Market Leadership Award

2015 North American Business Metro Carrier Ethernet Services Market Leadership Award 2015 2015 North American Business Metro Carrier Ethernet Services Market Leadership Award Frost & Sullivan 2015 1 We Accelerate Growth Contents Industry Overview... 3 Market Leadership of AT&T... 3 Conclusion...

More information

Pseudo-Wires: The Full-Service Alternative to TDM Access WHITE PAPER

Pseudo-Wires: The Full-Service Alternative to TDM Access WHITE PAPER Pseudo-Wires: The Full-Service Alternative to TDM Access WHITE PAPER Important Notice This document is delivered subject to the following conditions and restrictions: This document contains proprietary

More information

Timely Trends of Ethernet Technology. Announcing AboveNet s Expanded Metro Ethernet Services

Timely Trends of Ethernet Technology. Announcing AboveNet s Expanded Metro Ethernet Services Timely Trends of Ethernet Technology Announcing AboveNet s Expanded Metro Ethernet Services Today s Moderator: MaryBeth Nance Executive Director, Business Development & Marketing MaryBeth Nance is Executive

More information

Driving Ethernet Deeper Ethernet Business Services over DOCSIS COX New Orleans (NOLA) Case Study

Driving Ethernet Deeper Ethernet Business Services over DOCSIS COX New Orleans (NOLA) Case Study Driving Ethernet Deeper Ethernet Business Services over DOCSIS COX New Orleans (NOLA) Case Study Kashif Islam, Technical Leader Cisco Carlos Sanchez, Systems Engineer Cisco Edward Kerner, Network Engineering

More information

Multi-protocol Label Switching

Multi-protocol Label Switching An INS White Paper Multi-protocol Label Switching An economic way to deliver integrated voice, video and data traffic March 2013 Run your business on one network Multi-protocol Label Switching (MPLS) is

More information

The term Virtual Private Networks comes with a simple three-letter acronym VPN

The term Virtual Private Networks comes with a simple three-letter acronym VPN Application Brief Nortel Networks Virtual Private Networking solutions for service providers Service providers addressing the market for Virtual Private Networking (VPN) need solutions that effectively

More information

Your Wide Area Network Just Got a Whole Lot Wider.

Your Wide Area Network Just Got a Whole Lot Wider. Your Wide Area Network Just Got a Whole Lot Wider. Rely on XO for networking solutions that will enhance your business today and tomorrow. Contact your local XO sales representative or visit us at www.xo.com

More information

The Top Five Trends in Enterprise Networking

The Top Five Trends in Enterprise Networking The Top Five Trends in Enterprise Networking 2014 Ethernet Technology Summit May 1, 2014 Scott Cassell Sr. Director of Product & Strategy, Enterprise Data & IP Agenda for Today Introduction to Comcast

More information

A Business Guide to MPLS IP VPN Migration:

A Business Guide to MPLS IP VPN Migration: A Business Guide to MPLS IP VPN Migration: Five Critical Factors xo.com A Business Guide to MPLS IP VPN Migration: Five Critical Factors Contents Abstract 3 Introduction 4 The Evolving Needs of Today s

More information

Addressing Inter Provider Connections With MPLS-ICI

Addressing Inter Provider Connections With MPLS-ICI Addressing Inter Provider Connections With MPLS-ICI Introduction Why migrate to packet switched MPLS? The migration away from traditional multiple packet overlay networks towards a converged packet-switched

More information

Evolving Your Network with Metro Ethernet and MPLS VPNs

Evolving Your Network with Metro Ethernet and MPLS VPNs Evolving Your Network with Metro Ethernet and MPLS VPNs Change is a constant in enterprise networking and the axiom definitely holds true when considering wide-area connectivity options. Experienced IT

More information

WHITE PAPER. Addressing Inter Provider Connections with MPLS-ICI CONTENTS: Introduction. IP/MPLS Forum White Paper. January 2008. Introduction...

WHITE PAPER. Addressing Inter Provider Connections with MPLS-ICI CONTENTS: Introduction. IP/MPLS Forum White Paper. January 2008. Introduction... Introduction WHITE PAPER Addressing Inter Provider Connections with MPLS-ICI The migration away from traditional multiple packet overlay networks towards a converged packet-switched MPLS system is now

More information

Product Presentation L2 MPLS Services. Aircel Business Solutions

Product Presentation L2 MPLS Services. Aircel Business Solutions Product Presentation L2 MPLS Services Aircel Business Solutions Aircel Business Solutions o GSM Service provider with license to operate in 23 telecom circles of India o 20Million+ subscribers in India

More information

Guidebook to MEF Certification

Guidebook to MEF Certification WHITE PAPER Guidebook to MEF Certification www.ixiacom.com Rev A September 2012, 915-6015-01 2 Table of Contents Introduction... 4 Benefits of Certification... 7 Overview... 7 Equipment Vendor... 7 Service

More information

John Ragan Director of Product Management. Billy Wise Communications Specialist

John Ragan Director of Product Management. Billy Wise Communications Specialist John Ragan Director of Product Management Billy Wise Communications Specialist Current Substation Communications Physical Infrastructure Twisted Pair, 4 Wire, COAX, Cat5 & Cat6, 9 Pin Serial Cable, Single-mode

More information

YOUR WHOLESALE PARTNER IN PORTUGAL

YOUR WHOLESALE PARTNER IN PORTUGAL YOUR WHOLESALE PARTNER IN PORTUGAL WHO? A Portuguese telecommunications and Information technology provider focused mainly on the enterprise and government sectors. Retail Fiber network MPLS VoIP ICT AWS

More information

Ethernet is service provider terms can be delivered from speeds starting from 1mb all the way up to 1Gb+.

Ethernet is service provider terms can be delivered from speeds starting from 1mb all the way up to 1Gb+. Carrier Ethernet vs. (Standard) Ethernet The Ethernet Evolution. The Basics What is Ethernet? Ethernet (technical term is IEEE 802.3) has set the standard in how service providers connect customers to

More information

Optimizing Networks for NASPI

Optimizing Networks for NASPI Optimizing Networks for NASPI Scott Pelton, CISSP National Director AT&T Enterprise Network Architecture Center 2008 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T and the AT&T logo are trademarks

More information

MPLS L2VPN (VLL) Technology White Paper

MPLS L2VPN (VLL) Technology White Paper MPLS L2VPN (VLL) Technology White Paper Issue 1.0 Date 2012-10-30 HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. 2012. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any

More information

Using & Offering Wholesale Ethernet Network and Operational Considerations

Using & Offering Wholesale Ethernet Network and Operational Considerations White Paper Using and Offering Wholesale Ethernet Using & Offering Wholesale Ethernet Network and Operational Considerations Introduction Business services customers are continuing to migrate to Carrier

More information

Choosing the Right Ethernet Solution for Your WAN

Choosing the Right Ethernet Solution for Your WAN Choosing the Right Ethernet Solution for Your WAN xo.com Choosing the Right Ethernet Solution for Your WAN Table of Contents Contents 2 Abstract 3 Introduction 3 The Benefits of Ethernet 5 Types of Ethernet

More information

WHITEPAPER. VPLS for Any-to-Any Ethernet Connectivity: When Simplicity & Control Matter

WHITEPAPER. VPLS for Any-to-Any Ethernet Connectivity: When Simplicity & Control Matter WHITEPAPER VPLS for Any-to-Any Ethernet Connectivity: When Simplicity & Control Matter The Holy Grail: Achieving Simplicity and Control in the IT Infrastructure Today s Information Technology decision-makers

More information

Corporate Network Services of Tomorrow Business-Aware VPNs

Corporate Network Services of Tomorrow Business-Aware VPNs Corporate Network Services of Tomorrow Business-Aware VPNs Authors: Daniel Kofman, CTO and Yuri Gittik, CSO Content Content...1 Introduction...2 Serving Business Customers: New VPN Requirements... 2 Evolution

More information

Standardized Carrier Ethernet Services for Optical Transport Networks

Standardized Carrier Ethernet Services for Optical Transport Networks Standardized Carrier Services for Optical Transport Networks Carsten Rossenhövel MEF EMEA Marketing Co-Chair Managing Director, European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC) 1 Developing, Marketing

More information

Choosing Ethernet Services

Choosing Ethernet Services Choosing Ethernet Services IS ETHERNET THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR YOUR NETWORK? Business Ethernet Including Ethernet over Copper (EoC) and Ethernet over Digital Signal Cross-connect (EoDSx) Delivers Cost- Effective,

More information

MITEL. NetSolutions. Flat Rate MPLS VPN

MITEL. NetSolutions. Flat Rate MPLS VPN MITEL NetSolutions Flat Rate MPLS VPN A Comprehensive, Intelligent Network-based Solution Businesses today demand an ever-evolving list of requirements of their networks. From connecting branch locations

More information

The Connected 5,000: Making the Transition to Business Ethernet Services

The Connected 5,000: Making the Transition to Business Ethernet Services The Connected 5,000: Making the Transition to Business Ethernet Services The Connected 5,000 characterizes enterprises with business critical data networks that are ready to take advantage of Business

More information

Dynamic Verizon Ethernet Solutions for the Extended Manufacturing Enterprise

Dynamic Verizon Ethernet Solutions for the Extended Manufacturing Enterprise executive brief: data networking Dynamic Verizon Ethernet Solutions for the Extended Manufacturing Enterprise Executive Summary Comprised of both internal and external organizations, including a company

More information

Design Your Network For Maximum Efficiency

Design Your Network For Maximum Efficiency Design Your Network For Maximum Efficiency Terry OʼBrian Windstream Product Marketing! 2012 Windstream Communications, Inc.! Agenda! Company Overview! Businesses Need Better Networks! How MPLS Solutions

More information

Carrier Ethernet Metro Ethernet Architectures

Carrier Ethernet Metro Ethernet Architectures Carrier Ethernet Metro Ethernet Architectures Eli Baruch Senior Director, Product Management ARRIS www.arrisi.com Agenda What s all the fuss about? Ethernet Services Basic Elements - & NID Carrier Ethernet

More information

AT&T Switched Ethernet Service SM

AT&T Switched Ethernet Service SM AT&T Switched Ethernet Service SM Next Generation of Switched Ethernet Overview Version Contents Introduction: AT&T Carrier Ethernet and Industry Recognition What s New vs. Legacy OPT-E-MAN Service or

More information

MPLS in Private Networks Is It a Good Idea?

MPLS in Private Networks Is It a Good Idea? MPLS in Private Networks Is It a Good Idea? Jim Metzler Vice President Ashton, Metzler & Associates March 2005 Introduction The wide area network (WAN) brings indisputable value to organizations of all

More information

Driving Service Delivery with SLA Performance Management

Driving Service Delivery with SLA Performance Management Driving Service Delivery with SLA Performance Management Providers #1 competitive advantage Service providers more and more depend on Ethernet services as the networks are evolving from traditional voice

More information

Colt IP VPN Services. 2010 Colt Technology Services Group Limited. All rights reserved.

Colt IP VPN Services. 2010 Colt Technology Services Group Limited. All rights reserved. Colt IP VPN Services 2010 Colt Technology Services Group Limited. All rights reserved. Agenda An introduction to IP VPN Colt IP VPN Hybrid Networking Workforce Mobility Summary 2 Drivers behind IP VPN

More information

White paper. Reliable and Scalable TETRA networks

White paper. Reliable and Scalable TETRA networks Abstract The evolution of TETRA networks towards an all- IP architecture is now a reality and has been accepted by even the most demanding users of TETRA technology. Although circuit switch based TETRA

More information

MPLS and IPSec A Misunderstood Relationship

MPLS and IPSec A Misunderstood Relationship # 129 TECHNOLOGY WHITE PAPER Page: 1 of 5 MPLS and IPSec A Misunderstood Relationship Jon Ranger, Riverstone Networks ABSTRACT A large quantity of misinformation and misunderstanding exists about the place

More information

ICTNPL5071A Develop planning strategies for core network design

ICTNPL5071A Develop planning strategies for core network design ICTNPL5071A Develop planning strategies for core network design Release: 1 ICTNPL5071A Develop planning strategies for core network design Modification History Not Applicable Approved Page 2 of 15 Unit

More information

VPLS lies at the heart of our Next Generation Network approach to creating converged, simplified WANs.

VPLS lies at the heart of our Next Generation Network approach to creating converged, simplified WANs. Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) A WAN that thinks it s a LAN. VPLS is a high security, low latency means to connect sites or services either point-to-point or as a mesh. We use Virtual Private LAN Service

More information

Bandwidth Profiles for Ethernet Services Ralph Santitoro

Bandwidth Profiles for Ethernet Services Ralph Santitoro Ralph Santitoro Abstract This paper provides a comprehensive technical overview of bandwidth profiles for Ethernet services, based on the work (as of October 2003) of the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Technical

More information

LoopStar 700. Next Generation Ethernet Access and Transport Solutions

LoopStar 700. Next Generation Ethernet Access and Transport Solutions LoopStar 700 Next Generation Ethernet Access and Transport Solutions The LoopStar 700 Product Family The LoopStar 700 product family delivers all efficiently consolidate all services onto a the features

More information

multi-site, private networking service Uses MPLS access-agnostic transport routing intelligence in the network Class of Service (CoS)

multi-site, private networking service Uses MPLS access-agnostic transport routing intelligence in the network Class of Service (CoS) MPLS IP-VPN Overview XO MPLS IP-VPN is a multi-site, private networking service for IP data and voice transport Uses MPLS and is competitive with legacy services such as ATM, Frame-Relay, and long-haul

More information

MPLS Pseudowire Innovations: The Next Phase Technology for Today s Service Providers

MPLS Pseudowire Innovations: The Next Phase Technology for Today s Service Providers MPLS Innovations: The Next Phase Technology for Today s Service Providers Introduction MPLS technology enables a smooth evolution of core networks within today s service provider infrastructures. In particular,

More information

November 2013. Defining the Value of Ethernet Services

November 2013. Defining the Value of Ethernet Services November 2013 S P E C I A L R E P O R T Defining the Value of Ethernet Services Table of Contents Introduction... 3 What Are Ethernet Services?... 4 Service Types Service Domains What Are the Benefits

More information

Connection-Oriented Ethernet for Delivery of Private Cloud Services

Connection-Oriented Ethernet for Delivery of Private Cloud Services Connection-Oriented Ethernet for Delivery of Private Cloud Services Ralph Santitoro Director of Carrier Ethernet Market Development Ralph.Santitoro@us.Fujitsu.com February 23, 2012 Contents What problem

More information

Connection-oriented Ethernet (COE) Combining the Reliability, Performance, and Security of SONET with the Flexibility and Efficiency of Ethernet

Connection-oriented Ethernet (COE) Combining the Reliability, Performance, and Security of SONET with the Flexibility and Efficiency of Ethernet Connection-oriented ernet (COE) Combining the Reliability, Performance, and Security of SONET with the Flexibility and Efficiency of ernet Topics Just what is connection-oriented ernet (COE) anyway? Fundamental

More information

Bandwidth Profiles for Ethernet Services Ralph Santitoro

Bandwidth Profiles for Ethernet Services Ralph Santitoro Ralph Santitoro Abstract This paper provides a comprehensive technical overview of bandwidth profiles for Ethernet services, based on the work of the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Technical Committee. The

More information

Service Definition. Internet Service. Introduction. Product Overview. Service Specification

Service Definition. Internet Service. Introduction. Product Overview. Service Specification Service Definition Introduction This Service Definition describes Nexium s from the customer s perspective. In this document the product is described in terms of an overview, service specification, service

More information

Analysis of the U.S. Dedicated Internet Access Services Market, 2012 Back On Track with Robust Recovery

Analysis of the U.S. Dedicated Internet Access Services Market, 2012 Back On Track with Robust Recovery Analysis of the U.S. Dedicated Internet Access Services Market, 2012 Back On Track with Robust Recovery October 2012 Contents Section Slide Number Executive Summary 8 Market Overview 13 Total DIA Services

More information

Comparing MPLS and Internet Links for Delivering VoIP Services

Comparing MPLS and Internet Links for Delivering VoIP Services IP Telephony Contact Centers Mobility Services WHITE PAPER Comparing MPLS and Internet Links for Delivering VoIP Services September 2005 avaya.com Table of Contents Overview... 1 Historical Perspective...

More information

Sorting Out the Alphabet Soup of VPN Solutions

Sorting Out the Alphabet Soup of VPN Solutions Sorting Out the Alphabet Soup of VPN Solutions A practical approach to assessing WAN technologies that support your distributed organization s diverse needs Get Started Now: 877.611.6342 to learn more.

More information

Sorting Out the Alphabet Soup of VPN Solutions

Sorting Out the Alphabet Soup of VPN Solutions Sorting Out the Alphabet Soup of VPN Solutions A practical approach to assessing WAN technologies that support your distributed organization s diverse needs 2 A practical approach to assessing WAN technologies

More information

EPIPE Connectivity Services

EPIPE Connectivity Services EPIPE Connectivity Services VTCW018 - I 08/13 EPIPE Connectivity Services 2 In an always on hyperconnected world choosing the right networking technology is now more important than ever. Around the world

More information

Unifying the Distributed Enterprise with MPLS Mesh

Unifying the Distributed Enterprise with MPLS Mesh Unifying the Distributed Enterprise with MPLS Mesh Technical Whitepaper June 2011 Copyright 2011 AireSpring Introduction Today s modern enterprise employs IT technologies that deliver higher value, resiliency,

More information

Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS)

Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) Walking through Wan history, from the early days Leased lines Customers subscribe to dedicated point-to-point links Cost prohibitive for customers Started in the 1980

More information

Carrier-class Ethernet: A Services Definition

Carrier-class Ethernet: A Services Definition m w w w. a for Business Opening Optical Networks fo W h i t e P a p e r Carrier-class Ethernet: A Services Definition Introduction Ethernet has become central to the data service definitions now coming

More information

ETHERNET BUSINESS SERVICES IN USE

ETHERNET BUSINESS SERVICES IN USE ETHERNET BUSINESS SERVICES IN USE Gary Williams Head of Pre-Sales Engineering Metrofibre networx SOUTH AFRICAN ETHERNET BUSINESS SERVICES 1 Ethernet Business Services Principal Applications Site-to-site

More information

Understanding PBB-TE for Carrier Ethernet

Understanding PBB-TE for Carrier Ethernet Understanding PBB-TE for Carrier Ethernet Introduction Ethernet is evolving from an enterprise LAN technology to a much more robust, carrier-grade transport technology for metropolitan service networks.

More information

The Keys for Campus Networking: Integration, Integration, and Integration

The Keys for Campus Networking: Integration, Integration, and Integration The Keys for Campus Networking: Introduction Internet Protocol (IP) is considered the working-horse that the vast majority of current and future applications use as the key technology for information exchange,

More information

PRASAD ATHUKURI Sreekavitha engineering info technology,kammam

PRASAD ATHUKURI Sreekavitha engineering info technology,kammam Multiprotocol Label Switching Layer 3 Virtual Private Networks with Open ShortestPath First protocol PRASAD ATHUKURI Sreekavitha engineering info technology,kammam Abstract This paper aims at implementing

More information

Ethernet Business Services

Ethernet Business Services Ethernet Business Services Introduction Why market Ethernet Business solutions? This represents large revenue streams for Service Providers Commercial services market experiencing huge growth Most Service

More information

Delivering Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) and IP Services with Converged L2 and L3 Access Device

Delivering Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) and IP Services with Converged L2 and L3 Access Device Delivering Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) and IP Services with Converged L2 and L3 Access Device THE NEED Communications Service providers (CSPs) have been transitioning from legacy SONET/SDH to IP and

More information

White Paper: Carrier Ethernet

White Paper: Carrier Ethernet White Paper: Carrier Ethernet Activity and Task: JRA1 T1 Target Audience: NREN technical networking specialists Document Code: Authors: J. Kloots (SURFnet), V. Olifer (JANET) Acknowledgement: The research

More information

Business Services Market Share 2015

Business Services Market Share 2015 Business Services Market Share 2015 Executive Summary CMR Market Research March 2015 Reproduction without permission 1 The contents of this report represent CMR s analysis of the information available

More information

MPLS Exchange Platform

MPLS Exchange Platform An for Telecommunications Carriers 1270 Broadway, Suite 1105, New York, NY 10010 +1 (646) 254-6800 s Acme Level 3 Emca XO eenni Option A or B Acme Verizon MEP Fabric Emca AT&T Acme PCCW can provide MPLS

More information

AltaLink IP/MPLS Network. Nov 3, 2011 Stephen VanderZande

AltaLink IP/MPLS Network. Nov 3, 2011 Stephen VanderZande AltaLink IP/MPLS Network Nov 3, 2011 Stephen VanderZande Contents 1. Introduction 2. Current Network 3. Why IP/MPLS? 4. What is IP/MPLS? 5. Services 6. AltaLink s Project 7. Test Results (time permitting)

More information

Private IP Overview. Feature Description Benefit to the Customer

Private IP Overview. Feature Description Benefit to the Customer Private IP Overview Private IP is a network-based virtual private network (VPN) enabling customers to effectively communicate over a secure network. It also provides the foundation for automating business

More information

Terms VON. VoIP LAN WAN CODEC

Terms VON. VoIP LAN WAN CODEC VON Voice Over the Net. Voice transmitted over the Internet. That is the technical definition. Prescient Worldwide s product, called VON, means Voice Over Network as in ANY network, whether a client s

More information

US Data Services 2014-2019

US Data Services 2014-2019 US Data Services 2014-2019 Executive Summary CMR Market Research April 2015 Reproduction without permission 1 The contents of this report represent CMR s analysis of the information available to the public

More information