MEF Celebrates 24 Certified MEF 3.0 Service Providers
LOS ANGELES, May 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MEF is pleased to announce that 24 service providers from around the world now offer a combined total of 77 certified MEF 3.0 SD-WAN and Carrier Ethernet (CE) services. These innovative providers have demonstrated that their solutions conform to rigorous specifications established by the industry’s defining authority for standardized network services.
“The large number of MEF 3.0 certifications celebrated today represents a key milestone on our journey to develop a global federation of dynamic, trusted, and certified services that power enterprise digital transformation,” said Nan Chen, President, MEF. “I wish to congratulate each service provider for achieving MEF 3.0 certification and demonstrating their commitment to delivering innovative solutions with compelling value for customers.”
All certified MEF 3.0 service providers are listed in the MEF Services Certification Registry.
Certified MEF 3.0 SD-WAN Service Providers
MEF 3.0 SD-WAN certification – which has now shifted from the pilot phase to general availability – is expected to play an important role in driving growth of the global managed SD-WAN services market, which Frost & Sullivan projects will reach nearly $6.4 billion by 2023.
“As one of the first service providers to achieve MEF 3.0 SD-WAN certification, we’re committed to being a technology and standards leader in the Ethernet ecosystem to improve the quality, management and interoperability of Ethernet services for our customers,” said Bob Victor, SVP Product Management, Comcast Business. “We’re encouraged by the expanding number of certified MEF 3.0 service providers and are proud to be included among the leaders offering the industry’s most innovative WAN services.”
MEF 3.0 SD-WAN certification testing is conducted by Spirent, a MEF Accredited Certification Test Partner. Companies interested in certification of SD-WAN managed services and products should contact email@example.com for more information.
Certified MEF 3.0 CE Service Providers
Twenty-one service providers with home offices based in every geographic region of the world offer a total of 73 certified MEF 3.0 CE services. These pioneering providers include:
“Bell has been a MEF member for more than a decade, and we are proud to play a leading role in the development of the standards that drive value for customers. As the only Canadian service provider to offer MEF 3.0 certified services, along with the country’s largest team of active MEF certified professionals, Bell is supporting our customers in their digital transformation journeys with SLA backed performance aligned with international standards.”
Franck Morales, Vice President, Connectivity Services at Orange Business Services and MEF Board Advisory Director
Tomi Airola, Head of Business Networking, Telia Company
Chris Boone, Vice President of Business Services, Sparklight Business
Juan Carlos Naranjo, Chief Technology Officer, UFINET
Isaias Alegria, Chief Technology Officer, Marcatel
Mr. To Dung Thai, Vice President of VNPT - Chairman of VNPT VinaPhone
Dang Tung Son, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, CMC Telecom
Mohamed Asri Jaafar, Chief Executive Officer, Fiberail
MEF recently published a new white paper – MEF 3.0 Carrier Ethernet Certification Business Case for Service Providers – that explores how certification can strengthen customer relations, increase revenue opportunities, and improve operational efficiencies for retail and wholesale service providers. MEF 3.0 CE certification validates performance excellence, provides competitive differentiation, and enables service providers to establish a standards-compliant presence within a federation of automated networks, among other business benefits. Ultimately, the combination of certified services and MEF 3.0 LSO Sonata APIs will enable service providers to better address enterprise demand for rapidly delivered, customizable data services that are available beyond the network footprint of any individual service provider.
MEF 3.0 CE certification testing is conducted by Iometrix, a MEF Accredited Certification Test Partner, via an on-demand cloud-based virtual test platform. Companies interested in certification of MEF 3.0 CE services or technologies should contact MEF (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Iometrix (email@example.com) for more information.