connection-oriented technology for Carrier Ethernet networks. As carriers
increasingly look to offer end-to-end Ethernet services, PBB-TE offers a new way for
them to optimize their packet transport, meaning they can use their networks more
efficiently and cost effectively. PBB-TE lets service providers reap the full
benefits of Carrier Ethernet — carrier-grade reliability, manageability, security
and scalability — in their large telecommunications networks.
“Cutting costs is right at the top of our customers’ to-do lists. Thanks to our
Ethernet products with PBB-TE, we will be able to offer a low-cost alternative that
is fully carrier-grade,” said Bernd Schumacher, head of IP/Transport, Nokia
Nokia Siemens Networks has cooperated with British Telecom to develop and deploy
PBB-TE products for the carrier’s new 21st Century Network.