Telstra achieves MEF Carrier 2.0 certification for retail Ethernet services

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.

Now it has certification for its line of retail Ethernet MAN service, Ethernet Lite and Ethernet Line services, which it offers to business customers in both Australia and throughout the various international geographies it serves, including its ongoing move into the United States.

The service provider was one of the early service providers to go through the MEF's CE 2.0 program with its wholesale division gaining certification in March 2013 for its wholesale carrier Ethernet products.

Jim Clarke, director, Marketing, Products and Pricing, Telstra Global Enterprise & Services, said in a release that this certification will ease its multinational customers' ability to incorporate Ethernet into the businesses across a wide range of geographic locations.

"Ultimately we strive for this level of certification so that our global customers can have guaranteed peace of mind on compatibility and ease of integration," Clarke said. "With so many customers using our service as a component in a wider global IT environment, this seamless experience is critical."

While gaining CE 2.0 certification is quickly becoming a check off point on the Ethernet provider's checklist, Telstra and Telstra Global can use it as a near-term differentiator to battle other aggressive players like Level 3 Communications, NTT and Orange Business.

For more:
- see the release

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