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MEF paves own SDN/NFV path with its 'Third Network' concept

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 achieves MEF 2.0 certification

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 achieves MEF CE 2.0 certification for Ethernet service suite

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.

Metro Ethernet Forum names Orange's McFadzen as new chairman

The Metro Ethernet Forum has begun a new leadership chapter, naming Andrew McFadzen, Orange Business Services' head of global marketing, as its new chairman.

Allstream's Strople takes seat on Metro Ethernet Forum board

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's Ethernet portfolio gets MEF CE 2.0 certification

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.

Globe Business secures MEF 2.0 certification

Globe Business, the business services arm of Philippines-based Globe Telecom, on Thursday gained the Metro Ethernet Forum's (MEF's) Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) certification for its Ethernet services.

Alaska Communications gets CE 2.0 certification nod from MEF

Alaska Communications is now the second U.S.-based service provider to achieve the Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification.

Telstra Wholesale joins the Carrier Ethernet 2.0 club

Telstra Wholesale is the latest service provider to gain the Metro Ethernet Forum's (MEF's) Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) certification for its new "Data Advantage" Ethernet Access and Ethernet backhaul products, which it debuted last August.

Verizon's Ihab Tarazi on the potential of Carrier Ethernet 2.0

Ihab Tarazi, VP of Global Network Product Technology for Verizon, last July took on another role as the chairman of the Metro Ethernet Forum. One of the major initiatives that Tarazi is driving at both the MEF and at Verizon is the emergence of the forum's Carrier Ethernet 2.0 standard. Tarazi talks with Sean Buckley about CE 2.0 and how it benefits telcos' Ethernet initiatives.