Carrier Ethernet Switches

The success of Ethernet in enterprise drove telecommunications service providers to develop a new version of the technology for wide area applications. Introduced in the early 2000s, Carrier Ethernet (CE) extended Ethernet to provide wide area network (WAN) connectivity. Now managed by the MEF, today’s standard is referred to as CE 2.0, offering native transport of IP packets, but with key network characteristic changes to extend a LAN protocol into a WAN application. These changes include: interconnectedness for traffic handoffs between networks and carriers; multiple classes of service to deliver different tiers of performance; fault management and performance monitoring.

Carrier Ethernet switches are designed to simplify service provisioning with rapid service design and automated service activation. A fiber-optic backbone can easily be supported by SFP ports that offer flexible support of a wide range of fiber cables and connectors. Carrier Ethernet switches can support a wide range of MEF-based Carrier Ethernet services for mobile backhaul, business Ethernet, cloud assurance and carrier exchange E-Access services.

Transition Networks’ Carrier Ethernet Switches are the ideal solution for simplifying service provisioning in your network. Our switches are available in low-density and high-density options to provide the most high-performance flexibility for network applications. Also, our switches are available in enterprise grade and hardened temperature grade to best serve your network. View our Carrier Ethernet Switches below.

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