Lucent Technologies Optical Networking Platforms Certified By the Metro Ethernet Forum as "MEF 14" Compliant
SEPTEMBER 26, 2006 - MADRID – CARRIER ETHERNET WORLD CONGRESS BOOTH #33 -- Lucent Technologies today announced that its SONET and SDH multiservice provisioning platforms (MSPPs) have received certification for compliance with Metro Ethernet Forum’s “MEF 14” specifications for metro Ethernet traffic management. The certification process is designed to evaluate platforms for their ability to support bandwidth management and performance criteria needed for Ethernet quality of service (QoS) and service level agreements (SLAs) in business and residential “triple play” voice, data and video services such as IPTV, video on demand, voice over IP and more.
The Lucent platforms successfully passed a rigorous set of tests, confirming support for three sets of services defined by the Metro Ethernet Forum, including Ethernet Private Line (EPL) Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) and Ethernet LAN (ELAN) services.
Included in the testing were Lucent’s Metropolis® ADM, AMS, AM, AMU, DMX, and DMXtend platforms. All participating products were tested by Iometrix test laboratory and have been certified to comply with the requirements established in the MEF 14 "Abstract Test Suite for Traffic Management Phase 1. The Lucent Ethernet Router family of products completed this certification in June of this year.
Carrier Ethernet World Forum
Lucent’s carrier-grade Ethernet solutions are being featured at the Carrier Ethernet World Congress (CEWC) 2006, the official conference of the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) in Madrid, Spain, September 26-29, 2006. At CEWC, Lucent will participate in a multi-vendor Carrier Ethernet interoperability showcase managed by the European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC). The CEWC 2006 interoperability event is designed to serve as a blueprint for multi-vendor infrastructures offering Carrier Ethernet business services, Triple Play IPTV and Voice over IP residential services.
At the show, Lucent speakers will participate in a variety of conference sessions, including: David Ginsburg, vice president for Marketing and Product Management, Carrier Ethernet Solutions, will speak on “Evaluating the Market Impact of Carrier Ethernet and Tracking Growth in its Deployment in Operators WAN, MAN and Access Networks” and Dave Brown, senior marketing manager, Optical Networking will speak on “Deploying Carrier Ethernet in Core and Metro Networks.”
For further information about the Lucent’s Carrier Ethernet and Optical/Ethernet solutions please visit: www.lucent.com/cets.
About Lucent Technologies
Lucent Technologies designs and delivers the systems, services and software that drive next-generation communications networks. Backed by Bell Labs research and development, Lucent uses its strengths in mobility, optical, software, data and voice networking technologies, as well as services, to create new revenue-generating opportunities for its customers, while enabling them to quickly deploy and better manage their networks. Lucent’s customer base includes communications service providers, governments and enterprises worldwide. For more information on Lucent Technologies, which has headquarters in Murray Hill, N.J., USA, visit www.lucent.com.
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