Because Concorde Logistics doesn't use voice over IP, Jaffe doesn't believe that his company will opt to pay more for CoS, though he does see the benefit in it. "Right now we are using just e-mail in the form of Exchange and Outlook, as well as Telenet sessions on Unix and IBM (Corp.) servers. But if we do at some point start using multimedia, I may rethink CoS then because it seems that it would be more user efficient. Who knows, multimedia may be something that we'll simply have to look to in the future," Jaffe said.
Farther out, BT Ignite will also look to optical Ethernet technology to bring more services to customers, Brady said. "We've seen increasing interest in the U.K. and across Europe. What we're most interested in is using optical Ethernet as another access medium into IP VPNs. It will be very important to large corporate sites and for bringing multimedia to their sites," Brady said.