AT&T takes MEF Ethernet service provider of year honor

AT&T's (NYSE: T) work as a domestic Ethernet provider has paid off as the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) has awarded the service provider its "Service Provider of the Year" award for 2010.

The award is given every year by the MEF to the service provider with the highest cumulative score for all categories and an additional score for service coverage. In addition, AT&T was selected as the winner of the Best Business Ethernet Service award for providing what the MEF says is for "providing the most unique and innovative Business Ethernet Service to enterprise customers within the areas it serves."

Having led the Vertical Systems Group's Ethernet Leaderboard that chronicles port share sales for multiple quarters, AT&T currently provides a wide suite of Ethernet services to local, metro and WAN network requirements at speeds that scale from as low as 2 Mbps up to 10 Gbps.

The service provider's Ethernet play is not solely a domestic play, however.

Seeing an ongoing need from multinational corporations with diverse multi-country locations, AT&T continues to expand its business services reach, including Ethernet, not only in Europe, but also Asia Pacific. In 2010, AT&T saw continued business services growth in both Europe and China.

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