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Carrier Ethernet

Carrier Ethernet buildout is a major investment, and Service Providers (SPs) need switching options that enable them to retain subscribers, attract new ones, and keep ROI timely. D-Link Carrier Ethernet Switches are tried & trusted in some of the world’s most advanced and competitive telecom markets, where their smooth deployment, superb technical specs, and operations & maintenance (O&M) simplicity bring ease to Home and Last-Mile Ethernet (ETTH/ELM) and Fiber scenarios (FTTB/FTTC/FTTN).


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Why You Want It


D-Link switches deliver the standardization (SNMP, CLI, SSH) and predictability Service Providers (SP) need for a hassle-free network. Installation, operation and troubleshooting, as well as smooth interoperability between vendors and SP come naturally. In addition to this, multicast capabilities combined with VLAN, IGMP and Quality of Services (QoS) to differentiate data mean IPTV and VoIP services come seamless and interference free.


It can take over a year of steady reliable service for a telecom subscriber to become profitable, and SPs are under heavy pressure to reduce O&M costs however they can. D-Link switches have the capabilities (6kV Surge Protection, 802.1ag, Dying Gasp, Cable Diagnostics) that SPs need to retain their customers, without creating extra work for maintenance staff.


Service-Level Agreements (SLAs) are integral to how telecoms do business, and D-Link switches have end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities that SPs need to back them up (802.1Q VLAN, Voice VLAN, IGMP Snooping), that allows them to truly guarantee value-added service.


Carriers need the versatility from their vendors to scale-up and scale-down as customers dictate, and D-Link offers the solution diversity you need. From Fast Ethernet, to Gigabit Ethernet, to 10G, our switching solutions have everything covered, no matter the use case or workload.


Any complex piece of hardware can create as many problems as it solves without proper management. D-Link’s switches’ OAM features deliver visibility and control that SPs need. This allows the addressing of challenges such as monitoring & troubleshooting, connectivity checking, issue isolation and identifying customers with network problems. Networks perform as intended and as needed.


DGS-1100/ME Series

Layer-2 Metro Ethernet Switch

DGS-1100ME Series
  • Gigabit L2
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet/SFP
  • Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • Multicast capability
  • Loopback detection
  • IPv4 and IPv6 support
  • Various sizes for easy deployment

Outdoor Cabinet

DGS-1210/ME Series

Layer 2 Plus Metro Ethernet Switch

DGS-1210ME Series
  • 10/100/1000 Base-T/SFP
  • 10G SFP+ uplink port on selected models
  • PoE support on selected models
  • ERPS protection
  • 6kV surge protection
  • Redundant power supply

DGS-3130 Series

Lite Layer 3 Stackable Managed Switches

DGS-3130 Series
  • Gigabit L2/L2+ Stackable
  • 10/100/1000BASE-T or SFP ports
  • Embedded 10GbE SFP+ ports for stacking/uplinks
  • Optional L2+ Static Routing
  • PoE supported on select models
  • Unified image
  • Embedded 6kV surge protection

Central Office

DGS-3000 Series

Gigabit L2 Stackable Managed Switches

DGS-3000 series
  • Combinations of 10/100/1000 Mbps, SFP ports and 10G SFP+ ports
  • Advanced Layer 2 functions
  • Comprehensive security features
  • PoE supported on selected models
  • 6kV Surge Protection
  • Redundant power supply

DGS-3630 Series

Gigabit L3 Stackable Managed Switches

DGS-3630 Series
  • Gigabit L3 Stackable
  • 10/100/1000BASE-T or SFP ports
  • 10GbE SFP+ ports for stacking/uplinks
  • Optional OSPF, BGP, VRF-Lite, L3 Multicast
  • PoE supported on select models
  • Embedded 6kV surge protection

Case Studies

See where D-Link Carrier Ethernet Switches are currently in use.