The integration of the Optical Transport Network (OTN) with Forward Error Correction (FEC) and Electronic Dispersion Compensation (EDC) technologies into AMCC’s Pemaquid 10GbE Mapper device offers the potential for greatly improving the cost-effective deployment of next generation data services and transport technologies. This paper explains how integrating this technology into next generation metro Ethernet equipment can help maintain Ethernet throughout the Local Area Network (LAN)/Metro Area Network (MAN)/Wide Area Network (WAN) infrastructure, lowering cost-per-bit transmission.