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MEF Celebrates 24 Certified MEF 3.0 Service Providers PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 May 2020 07:02

MEF has 24 service providers from around the world that 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

In March 2020, MEF announced that Comcast Business, PCCW Global, Spectrum Enterprise, and Telia Company were the first service providers in the world to become MEF 3.0 SD-WAN certified, demonstrating conformity to the industry’s only standard for SD-WAN managed services.

"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 protected] for more information.

Certified MEF 3.0 CE Service Providers

Orchestration-ready MEF 3.0 CE services provide the highest level of performance, assurance, and agility available in what Vertical Systems Group estimates is a $60+ billion global CE services market. MEF 3.0 CE certification is available for a set of subscriber services (E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree) and a set of operator services (Access E-Line and Transit E-Line).

Twenty-one service providers with 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 (Canada)

•           BOnline (Kuwait)

•           CAT (Thailand)

•           CMC Networks (South Africa)

•           CMC Telecom (Vietnam)

•           DOCOMO PACIFIC (Guam)

•           euNetworks (UK)

•           Fiberail (Malaysia)

•           LinkNet (Indonesia)

•           Marcatel (Mexico)

•           Maxis Broadband (Malaysia)

•           Moratelindo (Indonesia)

•           Open Fiber (Italy)

•           Orange Business Services (France)

•           Sparklight Business (USA)

•           Telxius (Spain/Latin America)

•           TIME (Malaysia)

•           SSE Enterprise Telecoms (UK)

•           UFINET (Spain/Latin America)

•           Telia Company (Sweden)

•           VNPT (Vietnam)

Tomi Airola, Head of Business Networking, Telia Company tells us, “Telia is proud to be the first service provider in the world to have successfully achieved both MEF 3.0 Carrier Ethernet and SD-WAN certifications. We view our MEF 3.0 certifications as key steps in addressing the requirements of our enterprise and wholesale customers to accelerate our customers’ digital transformation journey. Alignment with the latest industry standards is a continuous job in which Telia Company invests to help customers simplify their onboarding process and daily operations.”