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					               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
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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


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MEF Program Update




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MEF Mission & Key Areas of Work

     Accelerate the worldwide adoption of
    Carrier Ethernet networks and services

 Specifications and Liaison



                              Marketing Carrier Ethernet



 Certification Program


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 Carrier Ethernet Defined

Carrier Ethernet is:
A ubiquitous, standardized, carrier-class Network and Service


     Defined by five attributes
     that distinguish it
     from familiar
     LAN based
     Ethernet




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        MEF Membership January 2008
                                                                    150

Service Provider and Cable MSO Members                              130

                                                                    110
•   AboveNet                   •   PCCW
                                                                     90
•   Alpheus Communications     •   PT Prime
•   AT&T                       •   Qwest Communications              70
•   Bell Canada                •   RCN Business Solutions
                                                                     50
•   Bright House Networks      •   Reliance Communications                2006   2008
•   British Telecom            •   Shanghai Information Network
•   Cable & Wireless           •   Singapore Telecom
•   Charter Communications     •   Sprint
•   China Telecom              •   Suddenlink
•   Cincinnati Bell            •   Swisscom
•   Colt                       •   Symphony
•   Comcast                        Communication
•   Cox Business               •   Telecom Italia
•   Demand Broadband           •   Teliasonera AB
•   Embarq                     •   Telus
•   FiberTower                 •   Time Warner Cable
•   KDDI R&D Laboratories      •   Time Warner Telecom
•   Level 3 Communications     •   T-Systems
•   ntl: Telewest              •   Uecomm
•   NTT Advanced Technology    •   Verizon Business
•   Optimum Lightpath          •   VSNL International
•   Orange Business Services   •   XO Communications


                                                                  … Now 142 Members     6
Certification Programs
MEF Certified Services and Devices   MEF Certified Equipment Manufacturers
                                            and Service Providers




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 MEF Marketing Focus


                                     Marketing Carrier Ethernet


                               Phase 2
       Phase 1                                            Phase 3
                          Enable SP Services
Drive Service Provider                              Increase Enterprise
                         Growth, Certification,
    Adoption of CE                                        Demand
                           SP Collaboration


 Eastern Europe, South America, selected APAC
            countries, China, India


                          Western Europe, North America, Japan, Korea,
                                      Australia, Singapore



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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



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     Carrier Ethernet Scope
  Bringing extended scalability for business, residential & mobile users
                                  HD TV              Gaming, Business   Voice/Video Voice
                                TVoD, VoD              Backup, ERP       Telephony gateway
                                                                                                 Wireless
                                                                                                 Backhaul
                        Video                Video
                       Source               Source




                                                        Carrier
                                                             Ethernet
Business
Broadband                                                         Network



                                                                                                Broadband
                           E-Line and
                                                                                              mobile data/video
                           E-LAN service

                                                                                        Residential
                                                                                        Triple-Play




        Small/Medium
            Business
                                                              FTTx and DSLAM , Cable Modem


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  Carrier Ethernet
for Mobile Backhaul




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Ethernet Mature for Carrier Class Deployment

     Ethernet is Mature for Carrier                                            •     Service providers
         Class Deployments                                                             –    2007 study of 27 service
                                                                                            providers around the globe
                                                                                            with $15B avg. revenue
                                                                               •     Much progress compared
                                                                                     to 2 years ago
                                                                               •     93% are using Ethernet
                                                      No
                                                                                     collector rings
       Yes                                            7%                       •     Nearly ¾ have Ethernet
                                                                                     overlay networks
       89%
                                                                               •     Over half see savings of
                                                             Don't
                                                                                     11%-40% using Ethernet
                                                             know              •     Still want more
                                                              4%                     management, OAM&P




          Source: Infonetics Research, Service Provider Plans for Metro Optical and Ethernet: NA, EMEA, APAC 2007




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Robust Ethernet Service Revenue Worldwide
                                  Worldwide Ethernet Services Revenue by Type
                     $30,000

                                                                                         $25.2B
                     $25,000


                     $20,000                                                                         Wholesale
      Revenue ($M)




                                                                                                     Ethernet private line
                                                                                                     Transparent LAN
                     $15,000
                                                                                                     Internet/WAN access


                     $10,000


                      $5,000


                         $0
                          2004   2005        2006        2007        2008         2009        2010
                                                   Calendar Year


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



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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


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Worldwide Cell Site Connections Growing


                     Worldwide M obile 1st M ile Backhaul Connections: Installed vs                      • Installed WW connections
                                                   New
                                                                                                               • 2006 = 2.9 million
                  5,000
                                                                                                               • 2010 = 4.8 million
                  4,000                                                                                  • Ethernet fastest growing
                                                                                                           through 2010
Connections (K)




                  3,000                                                       New connections
                                                                                                         • Mobile operators pay
                                                                              Installed connections

                  2,000
                                                                                                           incremental charges for 2x
                                                                                                           to 10x bandwidth
                  1,000
                                                                                                               – New options solve
                                                                                                                 major problem for
                     0
                     CY05     CY06    CY07       CY08      CY09      CY10                                        operators
                                       Calendar Year




                                       Source: Infonetics Research Mobile Backhaul Equipment, Installed Base & Services, 2007



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Mobile Backhaul Equipment Market Opportunity

                 Worldwide M obile 1st M ile Backhaul Equipment Revenue by
                                         Technology



                $9,000
                                                                                                                   • Ethernet fastest
                                                                                 Other                               growing
                                                                                 PDH NIU
                                                                                                                           • wireline
 Revenue ($M)




                $6,000                                                           SONET/SDH
                                                                                                                           • microwave
                                                                                 PDH/SDH microwave

                                                                                 Ethernet microwave
                $3,000
                                                                                 Ethernet copper and fiber


                                     Microwave
                   $0
                    CY05   CY06      CY07      CY08       CY09      CY10
                                     Calendar Year




                                  Source: Infonetics Research Mobile Backhaul Equipment, Installed Base & Services, 2007



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 Mobile Backhaul Has Dynamic Growth …

• New mobile                     9/06                       7/07
  applications and
  bandwidth growth
  (>100% in 2008 with
  much more to come)




                              Legacy TDM

                          Movies, music, news, more
                        music, text, web, more content ..




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  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

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Ethernet Options Solve Backhaul Cost Problem


                 Worldwide M obile 1st M ile Backhaul Service Charges per
                                       Connection:                                                • PDH (T1/E1 etc.) costs
                        PDH and ATM over PDH vs New Wireline
                                                                                                    climb directly with
           $40,000                                                                                  bandwidth
                                                                                                  • Ethernet wireline costs
                                                           $37,044
                       Stay on PDH

           $30,000                                                                                  grow gently with large
                                                                                                    bandwidth increases (Eth,
                                                                                                    DSL, PON, cable)
 Revenue




                                                                      PDH and ATM over PDH
           $20,000
                                                                      New wireline
                                                                                                  • New IP/Ethernet wireline
                                         Ethernet                                                   options to satisfy the the #1
           $10,000
                                                           $6,887
                                                                                                    investment driver:
                                                                                                    operational cost savings
               $0
                CY05   CY06   CY07     CY08    CY09     CY10
                              Calendar Year




                              Source: Infonetics Research Mobile Backhaul Equipment, Installed Base, and Services, 2007



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   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
                                                                                    Worldwide M obile Backhaul Service Charges per

• Most mobile traffic is broadband/IP centric                             $40,000
                                                                                                      Connection:
                                                                                       PDH and ATM over PDH vs New Wireline



   – Carrier Ethernet is optimized for packet data traffic                $30,000                                                    PDH and ATM
                                                                                                                                     over PDH




• Overcomes TDM (T1/E1) services scalability




                                                                Revenue
                                                                                                                           $21,780
                                                                          $20,000

                                                                                                                                     New wireline




   – This alone makes Carrier Ethernet the compelling choice
                                                                          $10,000                                          $8,920




                                                                              $0


• Time/urgency
                                                                               CY05      CY06    CY07    CY08    CY09   CY10
                                                                                                 Calendar Year




   – Carrier Ethernet removes the barrier to timely progress




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 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




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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
• Transition Path                                               8,18
   – Legacy voice traffic is transported via TDM
     and CES over Carrier Ethernet
   – Data growth is handled by Carrier Ethernet
   – Traffic is merged over time



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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 key
  to Mobile Backhaul migration strategies




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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




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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


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Q&A



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Thank You




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