Ethernet Interconnect Points Project
The Ethernet Interconnect Points (EIP) Project, championed by AT&T and Verizon, brings together Service Providers and Operators to agree on a framework that allows them to interconnect their wholesale Carrier Ethernet services quickly and in a way that will support end-to-end automation.
The project goal is to develop Implementation Guidelines - based on MEF specifications - for the benefit of the global Ethernet Service Provider community.
With the growth in the $50 billion Carrier Ethernet (CE 2.0) services market, interconnections between Service Providers and Operators are essential. The EIP Implementation Guidelines will be an enabler for CE 2.0 to meet the growing demand for cloud services, mobile services and the Internet of Things. The EIP Implementation Guidelines will help both Service Providers and Operators to better serve customers and reduce provisioning times.
The Implementation Guidelines are being developed and regularly validated in a rapid prototyping environment using an agile development approach. The EIP project is the first MEF project to adopt this ground-breaking rapid prototyping approach.
The first version of the MEF EIP Implementation Guidelines is expected to be published in 1Q16.