DATE: Thursday, November 13, 2003
TIME: Noon - 1 pm
PLACE: Wean Hall 8220

Pierre Lin
Yipes, Inc.

From Bandwidth-on-Demand to Service-on-Demand: Assessment of the Critical Success Factors in Metro Network Service Industry

The requirements and the outlook of the Metro (First-mile/Last-mile) Network Industry are assessed from a nation-wide Metro Ethernet Service Provider's point of view. In addition, an overview of the enabling technology, as well as deployment experience, is presented.

The current Telecom Perfect Storm has tested out the reality of the emerging (Broadband) Metropolitan Network Industry. The "proven factors" driving the progression of Metro Operators have not been mainly because the technology ATM, xDSL, SONET (Packet-over-SONET), GigE/10-GigE, Fixed-wireless, etc.; More than ever, the proven critical success factors are dynamic bandwidth allocation, access topology/scheme, cost-effective resilience, and most importantly, the Service-creation-oriented OSS, etc.

The testimony of Yipes, being the first nation-wide Managed Metro Network Operator and a thriving survivor of Telecom Perfect Storm, depicts the importance and issues of how to deploy the MAN/QoS-aware OSS by integrating the building blocks of distributed agents, DiffServ, VPN, policy-based provision, multi-tier SLA, XML, CORBA, etc.

Before Pierre Lin was brought in as the VP of Network Architecture to direct the architecture direction, service implementation for Yipes, Inc., he was the Chief Engineer for Verizon Network Integration Business and the head of its Technology Resources Center for about 6 years. In addition to his proven records in the Network Service Provider space, Pierre worked for Nortel/BNR and Siemens, AG as senior systems architect, product development manager, director, etc.

Pierre received B.S. and M.S. in E.E. and C.S. from MIT and Georgia Institute of Technology; he also completed a Fellowship program in Management Science.

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