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.

The service provider has achieved CE 2.0 certification for its point-to-point E-Line, including Ethernet Private Line (EPL) and Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) and multipoint-to-multipoint E-LAN services.

By gaining CE 2.0 certification, Globe will enhance its service Operation, Administration and Maintenance (OAM) capabilities for the three levels of Class of Service and performance.

A key point of CE 2.0 is focused on enhancing Ethernet interconnectivity. The specification also extends the original purpose of Carrier Ethernet with new features such as easier interconnection with global Ethernet providers and partners for multiple standard service types and enabling new levels of efficiency for Ethernet-based wireless backhaul.   

Grace Castillo, Head of Enterprise Segments for Globe Business said that "with our MEF CE 2.0 certified services, we can deploy our products and solutions much faster, provide guarantee to customers of globally-compliant services which will work seamlessly with their network and allow end-to-end visibility to perform faster issue identification and resolution as well as ensure SLA delivery."

Momentum for CE 2.0 certification is growing.

Following the recent certifications of Comcast Business (Nasdaq: CMCSA), Telstra Wholesale in Australia, and Alaska Communications, Globe Business is the fourth service provider the world and the first Asia Pacific-based provider to have their services certified under the new MEF standard.

For more:
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