The Metro Ethernet Forum said that the number of service providers that have received MEF CE 2.0 certification has risen 82 percent from 28 percent in the second quarter of 2014 and 55 providers worldwide as of August.
ATIS and the Metro Ethernet Forum have completed joint effort to update the Access Service Request ordering process to fully support MEF-defined Carrier Ethernet services, a move that they say will give service providers a standards-based guide to automate and operationalize their Ethernet service offerings.
TeliaSonera has become the latest service provider to gain the Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certification (CE 2.0), adding new quality and service enhancements to its retail and wholesale lines for business and carrier customers.
AT&T, Verizon and Windstream are among a group of Tier 1 service providers that are joining the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) to drive the next phase of the organization's Ethernet Interconnect Points (EIP) project to develop common guidelines service providers can use to interconnect their Ethernet networks when pursuing out-of-territory opportunities.
RCN Business is making its presence known in New York City's Empire State Building (ESB) by formally launching its suite of voice, data and video services with diverse points of entry in the landmark site.
Cox Business has joined the growing group of service providers that have received the Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0 certification, a designation that further advances the MSO's position in the Ethernet services market.
FirstLight Fiber is giving its business customers another route between the United States and Canada, announcing a new relationship with Fibrenoire to provide fiber-based Ethernet services in Quebec and Ontario.
North Carolina-based fiber provider DukeNet Communications is the latest service provider to be awarded the Metro Ethernet Forum's rigorous Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification.
Lumos Networks has become the third U.S.-based service provider to obtain the Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification for E-Access.
Alaska Communications is now the second U.S.-based service provider to achieve the Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification.