Windstream and Charter are the latest business services providers to gain the Metro Ethernet Forum's (MEF) Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification, a designation that's becoming a Good Housekeeping seal of approval for Ethernet providers.
CenturyLink, Frontier and TelePacfic are the latest service providers to begin participating in the Metro Ethernet Forum's Ethernet Interconnect Points (EIP) project, an effort to create standard guidelines for Ethernet interconnection.
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.
Telstra has become the latest service provider to achieve the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification for its international Ethernet portfolio, adding new quality and service enhancements to its retail service line for business customers.
The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) is making its own play in the network virtualization industry with a new network as a service (NaaS) initiative called the "Third Network," one that could potentially complement or challenge existing efforts to develop SDN and NFV by focusing on connectivity services.
Allstream, Manitoba Telecom Services' business services subsidiary, has added the Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification to its growing list of amenities to attract new multi-site business customers.
RCN Business, a competitive business service provider, added another potential element of differentiation by gaining the Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) certification.
The Metro Ethernet Forum has begun a new leadership chapter, naming Andrew McFadzen, Orange Business Services' head of global marketing, as its new chairman.
Canadian business services provider Allstream expanded its influence on the Ethernet services market as Mike Strople, its chief operating officer, was elected to the Metro Ethernet Forum's board of directors.
tw telecom has achieved the Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification for four of its Ethernet service sets. The carrier is also the first provider to certify its wholesale and retail E-Access Ethernet Private Line and Ethernet Virtual Private Line.