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January 31, 2013

Accedian Networks Achieves Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certification and Carrier Ethernet Training Accreditation



By Meenakshi Shankar
TMCnet Contributor



Recent predictions indicate that by 2015 Ethernet services market will reach $48 billion. This demand will require new levels of efficiency for mobile backhaul. When selecting equipment vendors, carriers are looking to have more certainty about the telecom equipment that they deploy in their network. Solutions need to meet the stringent standards for the MEF (News - Alert).

Accedian Networks is a specialist in delivering Performance Assured Networking solutions for Mobile Backhaul and Business Ethernet and Cloud Services. It recently achieved Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) CE 2.0 certification and is now an MEF Carrier Ethernet Accredited Training Provider (ATP (News - Alert)). This certification further drive Accedian’s leadership position in Performance Assured Networking.

“Being MEF CE2.0 certified is another technical feather in our cap and further demonstrates to our customers that our Performance Assured Networking solutions are world-class. Our solutions went through a suite of over 634 demanding tests and they passed each one with flying colors,” Patrick Ostiguy (News - Alert), president and chief executive officer of Accedian Networks said in a statement.

“Hundred percent of our sales engineers are certified Carrier Ethernet Certified Professionals, thus achieving the MEFs ATP certification is a testament to our in-depth knowledge and understanding of Carrier Ethernet and our leadership in the industry,” confirmed Ostiguy.

The Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification program is a continuation of the highly successful MEF Certification Program that began in 2005. CE 2.0 brings significant value added benefits, matching the Enterprise users’ application performance needs to MEF services with specific SLA’s, accelerating global deployment and optimizing bandwidth use and costs.

CE 2.0 extends the original purpose of Carrier Ethernet with vital added features, including multiple class of service, greater manageability and easier interconnects for eight standard service types. MEF CE 2.0 certification provides them with the clarity and peace of mind that the solutions they select have met the stringent standards for the MEF.

“The MEF views the Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) certification program as opening a very important chapter in the evolution of standardized Carrier Ethernet services,” said Eric Puetz, MEF Certification Committee Co-Chair and Director, Broadband, Access and Transport Standards at AT&T (News - Alert).

Accedian has also been designated a MEF Accredited Training Provider. Accedian is one of seven global organizations permitted to provide instruction with regards to MEF CE training. In its release, Accedian also revealed information about its 2013 MEF training schedule.




Edited by Ashley Caputo
 
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