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Wide Area Ethernet

Wide Area Ethernet

The rapid adoption of cloud technology and applications is having a significant and measurable impact on metro networks, resulting in annual traffic growth between 40 and 60 percent, and even higher in many regions. Video streams and the outsourcing of IT services into the cloud are the main contributors to this voracious and ongoing bandwidth growth.

Ethernet is everywhere because it is simple and cost-effective, and it is simple and cost-effective because it is everywhere, which is why metro network operators are rapidly adopting this simple, yet elegant, protocol.

This order of magnitude increase in connectivity rates is driven by more end-users using more power devices running applications that consume far larger amounts of bandwidth.