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July 12, 2011

Indian Telcos Adopt Carrier Grade Ethernet Deployments in a Big Way

By Shamila Janakiraman
TMCnet Contributor


Carrier Grade Ethernet deployments are fast gaining popularity as it is considered the best option to deliver optimized edge services for demanding customers.

There is an increasing demand for high-bandwidth data services that are capable of optimum voice and video delivery coming from technologically advanced businesses and residential consumers in India and other countries.

Service providers have come to realize that an all-IP core will not be enough to provide all premium services and also follow all service level agreements or SLAs. Service providers now desire to expand their IP convergence to the edge/metro network.

The search for a cost effective as well as a high quality solution has enthused service providers in India, a large and active telecom market in the world to adopt carrier grade Ethernet implementations, according to a release.

Carrier Grade Ethernet refers to the extension of Ethernet that enables service providers to provide premium Ethernet services. They can ensure a high quality of service that is well maintained for a longer period at the same time without tolerating any letup on the overall cost-effectiveness of Ethernet as a connectivity medium, said officials.

Ethernet is considered a cost-effective, highly-scalable data-networking solution that is most suitable for LAN environments. But there is an increased emphasis on quality of service (QoS) assurance now which requires service providers to find solutions to consider the cost-effectiveness of Ethernet. Also, service providers have to ensure the presence of all the benefits that SONET/SDH legacy time-domain multiplexing solutions offered.

SLAs specify certain performance criteria that have to be followed in order to ensure quality which can be easily verified. In the case of Ethernet deployments it is difficult to prove and demonstrate attributes like performance, availability, transmission delay, link burstability and service integrity via a single ping command. Carrier Ethernet solves the problem as it assures optimum performance for extended periods of time, concluded officials.

Regardless of the size of the enterprise or organization, Ethernet is gaining popularity in all verticals. Major operators like Tata, RCOM, and Bharti Airtel (News - Alert) are leveraging Ethernet deployments and offering Ethernet-based services to gain a firm foothold in India which is sure to witness tremendous growth in the years to come.

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Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by John Lahtinen

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