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Press Briefing Barcelona – February 11, 2008

Press Briefing Barcelona – February 11, 2008 Kevin Vachon – COO, MEF Michael Howard, Infonetics Research Olle Gustafsson, Ericsson / MEF Mobile Backhaul Group Carsten Rossenhoevel, EANTC / MEF Mobile Backhaul Group Peter Croy, Harris-Stratex / MEF Mobile Backhaul Group Press Briefing Agenda

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Press Briefing Barcelona – February 11, 2008

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  1. Press BriefingBarcelona – February 11, 2008 Kevin Vachon – COO, MEF Michael Howard, Infonetics Research Olle Gustafsson, Ericsson / MEF Mobile Backhaul Group Carsten Rossenhoevel, EANTC / MEF Mobile Backhaul Group Peter Croy, Harris-Stratex / MEF Mobile Backhaul Group

  2. Press Briefing Agenda • MEF Program Update • Carrier Ethernet for Mobile Backhaul • Market Overview • Carrier Ethernet Value Proposition • Circuit Emulation and Certification • MEF Platform for Backhaul Success • Q&A

  3. MEF Program Update

  4. MEF Mission & Key Areas of Work Accelerate the worldwide adoption of Carrier Ethernet networks and services Specifications and Liaison Marketing Carrier Ethernet Certification Program

  5. Carrier Ethernet Defined Carrier Ethernet is: A ubiquitous, standardized, carrier-class Network and Service Defined by five attributesthat distinguish it from familiar LAN based Ethernet

  6. MEF Membership January 2008 Service Provider and Cable MSO Members • AboveNet • Alpheus Communications • AT&T • Bell Canada • Bright House Networks • British Telecom • Cable & Wireless • Charter Communications • China Telecom • Cincinnati Bell • Colt • Comcast • Cox Business • Demand Broadband • Embarq • FiberTower • KDDI R&D Laboratories • Level 3 Communications • ntl: Telewest • NTT Advanced Technology • Optimum Lightpath • Orange Business Services • PCCW • PT Prime • Qwest Communications • RCN Business Solutions • Reliance Communications • Shanghai Information Network • Singapore Telecom • Sprint • Suddenlink • Swisscom • Symphony Communication • Telecom Italia • Teliasonera AB • Telus • Time Warner Cable • Time Warner Telecom • T-Systems • Uecomm • Verizon Business • VSNL International • XO Communications … Now 142 Members

  7. Certification Programs MEF Certified Services and Devices MEF Certified Equipment Manufacturers and Service Providers

  8. MEF Marketing Focus Marketing Carrier Ethernet Phase 1 Drive Service Provider Adoption of CE Phase 2 Enable SP Services Growth, Certification, SP Collaboration Phase 3 Increase Enterprise Demand Eastern Europe, South America, selected APAC countries, China, India Western Europe, North America, Japan, Korea, Australia, Singapore

  9. MEF Marketing at Work in 08 • Global • MEF TV/Case Studies • Analyst Programs & Portals • Toolkits for Service Providers • Global Services Directory, April launch • Regional • Regional groups – NA, APAC & EMEA • Events – 16 in Q1 alone • Speakers Bureau • Press Events • Accelerating Certification Uptake & Membership Growth

  10. Carrier Ethernet Scope Wireless Backhaul Bringing extended scalability for business, residential & mobile users HD TV TVoD, VoD Gaming, Business Backup, ERP Voice/Video Telephony Voice gateway Video Source Video Source Carrier Ethernet Network COPPER, FIBER, COAX and WIRELESS Business Broadband Broadband mobile data/video E-Line and E-LAN service Residential Triple-Play Small/Medium Business FTTx and DSLAM , Cable Modem

  11. Carrier Ethernet for Mobile Backhaul

  12. Ethernet Mature for Carrier Class Deployment • Service providers • 2007 study of 27 service providers around the globe with $15B avg. revenue • Much progress compared to 2 years ago • 93% are using Ethernet collector rings • Nearly ¾ have Ethernet overlay networks • Over half see savings of 11%-40% using Ethernet • Still want more management, OAM&P Source: Infonetics Research, Service Provider Plans for Metro Optical and Ethernet: NA, EMEA, APAC 2007

  13. Robust Ethernet Service Revenue Worldwide • Healthy growth displaces frame relay, ATM, private line services • Transparent LAN grows faster Source: Infonetics Research, Ethernet and IP/MPLS VPN Services, 2007

  14. Infonetics Observations • $Billions of Ethernet services revenue worldwide, and growing • Many services offered, more planned over Ethernet • Voice, video, data, storage, security, EPL • Service providers moving to all packet networks adding more Ethernet, Ethernet, Ethernet • Carriers are updating their networks to increase capabilities to deliver more services over Ethernet • Business services • Broadband backhaul & service delivery • Mobile backhaul

  15. Worldwide Cell Site Connections Growing • Installed WW connections • 2006 = 2.9 million • 2010 = 4.8 million • Ethernet fastest growing through 2010 • Mobile operators pay incremental charges for 2x to 10x bandwidth • New options solve major problem for operators Source: Infonetics Research Mobile Backhaul Equipment, Installed Base & Services, 2007

  16. Mobile Backhaul Equipment Market Opportunity • Ethernet fastest growing • wireline • microwave Microwave Source: Infonetics Research Mobile Backhaul Equipment, Installed Base & Services, 2007

  17. Mobile Backhaul Has Dynamic Growth … 9/06 7/07 • New mobile applications and bandwidth growth(>100% in 2008 with much more to come) Legacy TDM Movies, music, news, more music, text, web, more content ..

  18. But Big Issues … Mobile applications and bandwidth growth is great, but … • Fierce competition = squeeze on margins • Exploding bandwidth requirements currently constrained by prohibitive costs of legacy networks • Most mobile traffic is broadband/IP centric (TDM is not) • Current TDM services can’t scale to handle growth. • Time/urgency • Cost effective development of Mobile Backhaul is stalled. • Services providers have report no clear path forward Carrier Ethernet removes these barrier to progress

  19. Ethernet Options Solve Backhaul Cost Problem • PDH (T1/E1 etc.) costs climb directly with bandwidth • Ethernet wireline costs grow gently with large bandwidth increases (Eth, DSL, PON, cable) • New IP/Ethernet wireline options to satisfy the the #1 investment driver: operational cost savings Stay on PDH Ethernet Source: Infonetics Research Mobile Backhaul Equipment, Installed Base, and Services, 2007

  20. Key Reasons for Carrier Ethernet (1) • Carrier Ethernet • Economically meets exploding bandwidth requirements currently constrained by the prohibitive costs of legacy networks • Leverages rapid move to Carrier Ethernet for wireline traffic enabling a single integrated wireline and mobile backhaul network • Much easier for service providers to manage and maintain • Most mobile traffic is broadband/IP centric • Carrier Ethernet is optimized for packet data traffic • Overcomes TDM (T1/E1) services scalability • This alone makes Carrier Ethernet the compelling choice • Time/urgency • Carrier Ethernet removes the barrier to timely progress

  21. Key Reasons for Carrier Ethernet (2) • Unlimited scalability and ubiquity • Reliability with full SLA support and full OAM capabilities • Smooth transition from legacy networks • Protects investment and seamlessly bridges from TDM to Ethernet over time

  22. Migration: Circuit Emulation Services (CES) • CES is a major step in industry’s progression toward entirely converged networks • Transports TDM services over Carrier Ethernet services • Converged networks for data, video and voice have been a dream of the industry • Technical challenges to combine TDM and data are not trivial • MEF 8 was designed to meet these challenges, MEF 18 to certify conformance 8,18 • Transition Path • Legacy voice traffic is transported via TDM and CES over Carrier Ethernet • Data growth is handled by Carrier Ethernet • Traffic is merged over time

  23. MEF 18 Certification • MEF 18 provides standard testing of Circuit Emulation Services over Ethernet • 334 ground breaking tests and certification in the suite • Industry first impairment testing brings first test of emulation of clock recovery • MEF certification speeds implementation and enables full inter-operability • MEF 18 has many applications but is keyto Mobile Backhaul migration strategies

  24. MEF Mobile Backhaul Positioning Platform • Robust, proven, carrier- class technologies and services • Mobile Backhaul Operators Survey (30+ SPs) – early guidance to MEF • Mobile Backhaul Implementation Agreement for 2008 • Circuit Emulation (MEF 8) and Certification (MEF 18) • Demonstrated Mobile Backhaul Interoperability • Education: White papers, presentations, case studies

  25. Mobile Backhaul Interoperability Showcase • Live mobile application demonstration • End-to-end services • Resiliency • End-to-end CE Service OAM • Quality of Service support • Performance monitoring • Bandwidth profiles • Circuit Emulation Services • And more….. Learn more from the “Public Multi-Vendor Mobile Backhaul Interoperability Test” White Paper

  26. Q&A

  27. Thank You

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