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