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GEN14: Carrier Ethernet Standards are Necessary for the Market to Succeed

It's no secret that the Carrier Ethernet market is dominating service revenues globally for communications service providers (CSPs). Looking ahead, the Carrier Ethernet market is predicted to reach over $100 billion by 2017, with CSP spending on Carrier Ethernet equipment reaching $150 billion over the next five years.

Propelling this growth are the industry standards fostered by organizations like the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). Time and time again, we're hearing from our customers that the standards developed by these bodies are essential tools to help them establish faster time-to-revenue for business services and simplify network and service performance management.

I'm excited that more industry events are being created to further foster standards collaboration; the MEF's Global Ethernet Networking 14 (GEN14) is one I'm particularly looking forward to later this year. In advance of this event, I recently spoke with the MEF about the growing Carrier Ethernet market and how InfoVista's solutions are evolving with it. To ease new Carrier Ethernet deployments and align this technology with other network components, we are striving to bring more standards to our customers. Here's how:

Are you planning to attend GEN14 this November in Washington, D.C.? Don't miss your chance to register for the conference — the early registration period closes on July 30th. Though it  is still a few months away, feel free to connect with me now via LinkedIn — hope to meet you there!

In the meantime, if you'd like to learn more about how to improve and better monetize your Carrier Ethernet services, I encourage you to look over our infographic, based on our research executed by Frost & Sullivan.

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