Globe Business has established yet another industry milestone as it becomes the first in Asia to earn the significant Metro Ethernet Forum – Carrier Ethernet (MEF CE) 2.0 certification on March 20, 2013, elevating its status as among top service providers worldwide and can now deliver added benefits to its customers by matching enterprise users' application performance needs to MEF services with specific service-level agreements (SLAs).
Head of Globe Business Jesus Romero lauded the company's latest accolade, noting that "being the first not only in the Philippines but in Asia to receive certification for Carrier Ethernet 2.0 is not only an important achievement for us and also augurs well for the local ICT industry. It reflects our company's genuine commitment to deliver world-class and best-in-class services to our customers."
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The first products have been certified under the CE 2.0 standard
DG News Service - Service providers will be able to launch Ethernet services more quickly and make them work across other carriers more easily with a new set of standards for carrier Ethernet equipment, backers of the specifications say.
The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) issued its first product certifications under the CE (Carrier Ethernet) 2.0 standard at a meeting late Tuesday. Products from 20 vendors were among the first batch approved. Major carrier infrastructure vendors including Tellabs, Ciena and Overture were among the companies that announced CE 2.0 certifications on Wednesday.
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The MEF has been certifying carrier Ethernet gear for interoperability for several years, mostly to make it easier for enterprises to buy Ethernet services and be sure they're compatible with their own LANs, according to John Hawkins, a senior adviser at carrier equipment maker Ciena. CE 2.0 takes that interoperability further, making it easier for one service provider to extend its Ethernet service across another carrier's network, Hawkins said.'
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CE 2.0 certified services ensure world-class connectivity with multiple CoS and end-to-end manageability
March 7 2013. Telstra Wholesale is now the first company in the APAC region – and only the second company in the world – to offer certified Carrier Ethernet (CE 2.0) services, according to Nan Chen, President of the MEF. He congratulated Telstra Wholesale for being the APAC region’s – and so also Australia’s – very first provider to achieve the new CE 2.0 certification for both their Ethernet Access and Ethernet Backhaul E-Line products. Telstra is backing its CE 2.0 services with a major internal educational campaign that has already resulted in eighteen employees across the Telstra Group receiving MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (CECP) accreditation – with more to come.
“Carrier Ethernet has become the industry’s biggest success story of the past decade,” said Nan Chen, President of the MEF. “With India, China and other Asian countries continuing to drive the global economy, interconnectivity – both within the region and into other world markets – is key. Effectively, Telstra Wholesale’s customers can be confident that these services offer ‘world’s best practice’, - certified by the MEF. What’s more, Telstra Wholesale customers can now enjoy the inherent advantages of CE 2.0’s multi-CoS plus sophisticated end-to-end management capabilities.”
CE 2.0 extends Carrier Ethernet with vital added features, including multiple classes of service, greater manageability and easier interconnect for four standard service types (E-Line, E-Lan, E-Tree and E-Access) enabling new levels of efficiency for mobile backhaul, making it easier for a large number of access providers to join the Carrier Ethernet community and establish Carrier Ethernet as a business class cloud service carrier. Service Providers choose to certify one or more of these four service types, progressively certifying additional service types as customer demand warrants.
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The MetroEthernet Forum (MEF) has announced the first 20 vendors to offer Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certified products. They are Accedian, Altera, BTI Systems, Ciena, Cisco, Cyan, FibroLAN, Huawei, Infinera, Juniper Networks, MRV, Omnitron, Overture, PT Inovacao, Pulsecom, RAD Data Communications, Telco Systems, Tellabs, Transition Networks and Transmode. MEF board chairman Ihab Tarazi said the benefits include an increase in the number of access providers in the Ethernet community, new markets for regional providers, application-oriented SLAs, optimised mobile backhaul and cloud service delivery.
The new CE 2.0 extends the original purpose of Carrier Ethernet with added features including: multiple classes of service, greater manageability and easier interconnect for eight standard services types, enabling new levels of efficiency for mobile backhaul, making it easier for large numbers of access providers to join the Carrier Ethernet community and establish Carrier Ethernet as a business class cloud service carrier.
Carrier Ethernet enables service providers to deliver Ethernet access through their phone networks. Today’s surge in the number of carrier Ethernet access providers, new markets, new applications and application-oriented SLAs, optimized mobile backhaul, delivery of cloud services, and other requirements of this increasingly popular service have led to new demands for new capabilities.
The CE 2.0 standard as defined by the Metro Carrier Ethernet certifying body calls for the expansion of the original standard’s three services to eight. The new standard also calls for new performance goals, interconnections, and manageability for service providers.
Juniper’s CE 2.0 certification enables its service provider customers to certify that their E-Line, E-LAN, and E-Access services are compliant with the CE 2.0 specifications. Because it is a continuation of the original CE certification program that began in 2005, Juniper customers can move ahead without disruption.
The MX Series 3D Routers and Modular Port Concentrators (MPCs) are Key to Juniper's success in obtaining early certification. The ability to flexibly scale users, services, and bandwidth, simultaneously make them uniquely well qualified to deliver expanded Carrier Ethernet services.