2011 marks the 10th anniversary of Carrier Ethernet services launched by the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF). The technology has penetrated deep into global communication businesses, both as a service and as a network infrastructure cornerstone, with the entire business ecosystem investing in this technology. Here are a few statistics that show just how deep the services have been integrated.

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The telecom landscape is evolving rapidly with mass deployment of technologies such as LTE. Base stations of smaller form factors, especially Femtocells, are playing an extremely critical role in this evolution by reducing the load on core networks through offloading. With dual mode functionality and high scalability, these products are also able to support a higher number of users. Next week, Aricent will be discussing the need for small cell solutions at two of the most important technology events for Telecom Equipment Manufacturers: the Freescale Technology Forum in San Antonio, Texas, from June 20-23, and the Femtocells World Summit in London from June 21-23. We look forward to sharing the conversations we have at both events on this blog, so check back in the coming days!

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