Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Debuts

Bob Metcalfe, the inventor of Ethernet and MEF Advisory Director, announced the launch of Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0), characterized by three standardized features: Multiple Classes of Service (Multi-CoS), Interconnect and Manageability, designed to enable the delivery of differentiated applications over managed and interconnected networks globally. CE 2.0 is generationally advanced from the standardized Ethernet services delivered over a single provider's network defined now as Carrier Ethernet 1.0 (CE 1.0).

CE 2.0 expands from three services in CE 1.0 to eight services, two of each respectively in E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree, and E-Access, as defined in MEF Service Specifications and Implementation Agreements (MEF 6.1, 6.1.1, 22.1,33). Further, CE 2.0 carries newly standardized service features of Multi-CoS with Performance Objectives, Interconnect and Manageability, through the integrated delivery of MEF Service Attributes (MEF 10.2, 10.2.1, 26.1), Implementation Agreements (MEF 13, 20, 23.1) and Management Specifications (MEF 7.1, 16, 17, 30, 31).
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