Carrier Ethernet is carrier grade Ethernet that enables carriers and service providers to construct a flexible single, general-purpose Ethernet infrastructure that delivers the full range of access and aggregation applications, with a high quality of service.
Carrier Ethernet is built on Ethernet technology, which is universally popular and economical. Carrier Ethernet enhanced Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) capabilities, and superior resilience make it ideal for both Enterprises and Carriers.
Key attributes of Carrier Ethernet
- Standards-based services
Carrier Ethernet is built on IEEE standards to define physical details such as line rates, encodings, and packet sizes, and MEF standards that define the services and their attributes.
supports services for a large variety of uses (business, residential, mobile) over long distances that stretch beyond the LAN—at increasingly faster data rates.
The network can detect and recover from failures and meet the most demanding availability requirements.
- Quality of service
enables a wide range of performance metrics required to fulfill Service-Level Agreements (SLAs), including applications such as voice, video, data, and mobile services.