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.
[ BACKGROUND: Carrier Ethernet 2.0 aims for global connectivity ]
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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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.
Vertical Systems Group:
2012 U.S. Cable MSO Business Ethernet LEADERBOARD
Cox, Time Warner Cable, Charter, Lightpath, and Comcast achieve top rankings on new Cable MSO Leaderboard.
BOSTON, MA, FEBRUARY 22, 2013 --
The top Cable MSOs selling business Ethernet services in the U.S. are as follows (in rank order based on port share): Cox, Time Warner Cable, Charter, Lightpath (formerly Optimum Lightpath), and Comcast, according to Vertical Systems Group's latest research. As a result, these five companies have achieved a position on Vertical's 2012 U.S. Cable MSO Ethernet Leaderboard, a new benchmark for measuring Ethernet market presence based on billable ports delivered by cable operators.
"Business Ethernet services are a strategic and growing revenue source for Cable MSOs. We're seeing more aggressive marketing as the cable operators step up their efforts against the incumbent carriers and CLECs within their respective service territories," said Rick Malone, principal at Vertical Systems Group. "Cox and Time Warner Cable have consistently held positions on Vertical's U.S. Leaderboard, and continue to expand their Ethernet businesses. However, Comcast currently has the fastest port growth of the providers on the 2012 Cable MSO Ethernet Leaderboard."
Each company ranked on the 2012 U.S. Cable MSO Ethernet Leaderboard has achieved either a Leaderboard rank or a Challenge Tier citation on the 2012 U.S. Business Ethernet Leaderboard.
All detailed Ethernet market share results by U.S. provider segment (Incumbent Carrier, Competitive Provider, Cable MSO) plus in-depth analysis are available now exclusively through Vertical Systems Group's ENS (Emerging Networks Service) Research Programs.
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After the first 20 Equipment Vendors certified for CE 2.0, Service Providers now follow suit
Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company based in the U.S., has become the first Service Provider in the world to achieve CE 2.0 status.
“A milestone was reached this year when for the first time Carrier Ethernet services share of bandwidth exceeded the sum total of all legacy telecoms services across the world, with Frost & Sullivan, Vertical Systems and Infonetics predicting a near $48 billion services market by 2015. We are therefore very pleased to see that Comcast has achieved the latest milestone in our industry - becoming the first CE 2.0 Service Provider,” said Nan Chen, President, MEF.
The news follows the MEF’s recent announcement of the first twenty vendors to offer Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certified products in San Diego on January 29th. According to the MEF, this will mean a surge in the number of access providers in the Carrier Ethernet industry, new markets for regional providers, application-oriented SLAs, optimized mobile backhaul and cloud service delivery.
Ihab Tarazi, Chairman of the MEF added: “Certification will enable service providers to choose equipment vendors with greater speed, clarity and certainty. CE 2.0 Certification marks a significant moment in the life of the MEF and Carrier Ethernet.”
The first twenty CE 2.0 vendors 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.
“It is a natural outcome that the Service Provider community will seek out equipment vendors with CE 2.0 certification,” says Kevin Vachon, COO of the MEF. “Now we expect to see the enterprises specifying CE 2.0 services from their service provider partners.”
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