Carrier Ethernet

Carrier Ethernet

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Carrier Ethernet is defined by the MEF from the user perspective, as a ubiquitous, standardized, carrier-class service defined by five attributes that distinguish it from familiar LAN-based Ethernet. These attributes are:

  • Standardized Services
  • Scalability
  • Reliability
  • Quality of Service
  • Service Management

The Standardized Services attribute enables a Carrier Ethernet Service Provider to deliver full range of packet and TDM-based services in an efficient manner.

Carrier Ethernet enables ubiquitous Ethernet services to be provided via standardized equipment independent of the underlying transport media used.

Carrier Ethernet service types :

  •  E-Line which supports point-to-point Carrier Ethernet services only
  •  E-LAN which supports multipoint-to-multipoint Carrier Ethernet services
  •  E-Tree which supports rooted-multipoint Carrier Ethernet services
  • E-Access Services

Prime Telecom Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Services Highlights

  • CE 2.0 offers a standard, rapid and repeatable method for service providers to add off-net locations to customer services
  • Number of new CE 2.0 off-net customer locations to outpace non-CE 2.0 off-net locations 5 to 1 by 2017
  • Reduces time and cost to add off-net locations by up to 75%
  • Integrated into MEF Certification programs for equipment and services
  • All Prime Telecom CE 2.0 services are designed, provisioned and operated by MEF-CECP engineers

Carrier Ethernet 2.0 E-Access Service Steps

  1. Service Provider and Prime Telecom establish an ENNI
  2. Service Provider orders an Access EVPL service from Prime Telecom
  3. Prime Telecom constructs OVCs between OVC End Points at ENNI and out-of-franchise customer UNIs
  4. Service Provider constructs OVCs between OVC End Points andoff-net customer UNIs
  5. The concatenation of OVCs forms end-to-end EVCs between on-net and off-net customer UNIs
  6. Service Provider delivers Carrier Ethernet retail services to customer on-net and off-net UNIs
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