Ethernet Networks for Business Featured Guest: Mitch Simcoe Ethernet Specialist – Ciena

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Gain Your Edge is a twice-monthly podcast on all things IT. This week’s podcast focuses on Ethernet Networks. We’ll explore the differences between consumer-grade, “best effort” communications, provided by many cable TV and phone companies, and commercial-grade, deterministic, engineered solutions such as an Ethernet network. Additionally, we will explore the fundamental questions: is an Ethernet network right for my business? And can I afford an Ethernet network?

Our guest is Mitch Simcoe, Ethernet Specialist with Ciena. Mitch has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, including Bell Canada, Nortel and GENBAND. At Ciena, he is responsible for supporting network service providers. He received a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) and a MBA (Marketing) from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Mitch mentioned the following resources during our podcast, and they are presented below for your reference.

Additional Resources & Article References

MEF Announces Certification Standards for 100GB Carrier Ethernet 2.0

About the Metro Ethernet Forum

Metro Ethernet Forum – Carrier Ethernet & CE 2.0


Frontier’s Data Networking Solutions

The Power of Ethernet Solutions (Frontier)

Contact Info for Guest Expert:

Mitch Simcoe – LinkedIN


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Frontier Communications Corporation, now a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is a leader in providing communications services to urban, suburban and rural communities in 29 states. Frontier offers a variety of services to residential customers over its fiber-optic and copper networks, including videohigh-speed internetadvanced voice and Frontier Secure digital protection solutionsFrontier Business Edge offers communications solutions to small, medium and enterprise businesses. Frontier’s approximately 29,000 employees are based entirely in the United States. More information about Frontier is available at

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