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SwitchCore Joins Metro Ethernet Forum


Participation will Strengthen the Offering for Metro Ethernet customer segment

2007-02-15 - SwitchCore, a global leader and independent Ethernet Switch supplier for Enterprise and Carrier networks, today announced it has joined the Metro Ethernet Forum, a consortium of system and component vendors and industry experts whose mission is to accelerate Worldwide Adoption of Carrier class Ethernet Networks and Services. SwitchCore will play a key role in the advancement of Metro Ethernet standards with its expertise in developing Ethernet Switch technology for enterprise, metro and access networks. SwitchCore will partner with other Forum members to demonstrate advanced applications for Metro Ethernet Networks.

“We use SwithCore’s Gigabit Ethernet technology as it gives us the performance and flexibility required to service our customers with industry leading carrier Ethernet solutions.” says Chad Walen, Senior VP Global Sales and Marketing of World Wide Packets.

“SwitchCore has a strong offering for the Metro Ethernet market. The combination of SwitchCore’s switch devices and FME’s SDH/Sonet devices will create attractive solutions for the Metro Ethernet market.” says Dirk Weinsziehr, Senior Director of Marketing of Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe.

“Our membership gives us access to industry-standard certification programs which will enable us to shorten the time-to-market for our customers. This will strengthen our ability to deliver world class solutions for our Metro Ethernet customer segment.” says Erwin Leichtle, CEO of SwitchCore.

Members of the Metro Ethernet Forum include: AT&T, China Telecom, Cisco, Corrigent Systems, ECI Telecom, Ericsson, Extreme Networks, Foundry Networks, Fujitsu, Huawei Technologies, Juniper Networks, NEC, Nortel, Siemens, Telco Systems, TeliaSonera, Tellabs, Turin Networks, World Wide Packets, ZTE and others.

About SwitchCore
SwitchCore AB develops, markets and sells integrated network devices for data, voice and video communication based on the Ethernet standard. The core of SwitchCore’s expertise is in its CXE technology, which allows for significantly higher network product capacity. Using SwitchCore’s components, customers can develop network products that cost-efficiently manage and prioritize data, video and voice traffic for many demanding applications. Customers and partners are network equipment manufacturers and suppliers, including Intel, Allied Telesyn, Huawei/3Com, Alloptic, Fiberhome, Flextronics, Keymile and World Wide Packets. The Group presently has about 55 employees and some 45 consultants contracted. SwitchCore’s headquarters is in Lund, Sweden. The Company also has offices in San Jose, USA, as well as Singapore and Shanghai in Asia and Rotterdam in Europe. The Company is listed on Stockholm Stock Exchange’s Nordic List under Smaller Companies under the SCOR ticker. For more information visit

About The Metro Ethernet Forum
Created to accelerate the adoption of optical Ethernet in metro networks worldwide, the Metro Ethernet Forum consists of over 100 member companies representing a range of leading Ethernet service providers, major incumbent local exchange carriers, top network equipment vendors and other prominent networking companies. For more information about the Forum, visit the MEF web site at


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