Vitesse Introduces Industry's First Field-Proven, Turnkey Software for Carrier Ethernet Service Delivery

CAMARILLO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Jan 15, 2014 -- Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: VTSS), a leading provider of advanced IC solutions for Carrier and Enterprise networks, introduced its CEServices™ software, a comprehensive, mature protocol stack for easier provisioning and management of Carrier Ethernet business services. To date, over 40 OEMs have licensed Vitesse's CEServices™ software, with several starting field trials with proven MEF CE 2.0 compliance in less than six months, versus 18 month cycles or more for typical solutions.

By 2017, analysts expect that bandwidth Ethernet business services will comprise over 75% of total bandwidth globally. Other recent reports estimate the Carrier Ethernet services market at $38 billion in 2013 and forecast continued strong growth rates, with Enterprise Carrier Ethernet services revenue alone reaching $62 billion worldwide by 2017.

"Vitesse's CEServices software has been vetted in multiple industry-wide interoperability events such as EANTC, with many of our customers seamlessly achieving MEF CE 2.0 certification during the first wave of 2013 MEF equipment certifications," said Harpreet Chohan, product marketing director at Vitesse. "Vitesse remains committed to enabling low cost and low power MEF CE 2.0-compliant access platforms for Carriers to monetize Ethernet service delivery in Mobile Access and Cloud networks."

Versatile Software Layer Optimized for CE Service Delivery with ViSAA
CEServices software works in tandem with Vitesse's ViSAA-enabled Carrier Ethernet switch engines -- Jaguar™, LynX™, Caracal™, and Serval™ -- to simplify Ethernet business service provisioning and monitoring at greater scale and wire-speed performance with various standards-based capabilities including:

  • Service classification and MEF compliant policing to meet advanced Service Level Agreements (SLAs);
  • Performance Monitoring and Service Activation Measurements - RFC2544, Y.1731 and Y.1564;
  • Multi-operator OAM - Up and Down MEPs;
  • Extensive suite of Carrier Ethernet and MPLS/MPLS-TP networking protocols; and
  • SyncE and IEEE 1588v2 PTP protocol support with Vitesse's VeriTime, the industry's de facto highest accuracy IEEE 1588v2 synchronization technology.

For service subscriber Edge applications, such as SLAs, ViSAA Service Edge Software control functionality enables per EVC, policers, shapers, queues, tagging and marking, statistics and extensive OAM to ensure traffic flow compliance. For network applications, CEServices software enables ViSAA networking functionality for provider bridge (Q-Q) tunneling. Traffic protection enables scalability, while ensuring reliability. CEServices also enables end point and immediate point access to MEF CE 2.0 capabilities and functions. Learn more at

About ViSAA: The Industry's Only Service-Aware Architecture
ViSAA is a scalable, hardware-based, efficient solution for enabling MEF CE 2.0 Carrier Ethernet service delivery in networking equipment, including Ethernet Access Devices (EAD), Packet Transport Network (PTN) Access Equipment and Network Interface Devices (NID), used in micro cell, small cell and macrocell backhaul networks. For more details, visit

About Vitesse
Vitesse (NASDAQ: VTSS) designs a diverse portfolio of high-performance semiconductor solutions for Carrier and Enterprise networks worldwide. Vitesse products enable the fastest-growing network infrastructure markets including Mobile Access/IP Edge, Cloud Computing, SMB/SME Enterprise and IoT Networking. Visit or follow us on Twitter @VitesseSemi.

Vitesse is a registered trademark and CEServices, ViSAA, Jaguar, LynX, Caracal, and Serval are trademarks of Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective holders.


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Company Contact:
Michelle Lozada
Vitesse Semiconductor

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Jennifer Usher
SHIFT Communications

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