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MRV Launched Next-Gen Carrier Ethernet Access Device with Software-enabled Scalability

MRV Communications™ announced today the launch of the OptiSwitch® OS-V Series.  The OS-V is its next generation portfolio of modular and compact, MEF CE 2.0 Certified 1GbE and 10GbE Carrier Ethernet access devices.  MRV’s OS-V series is delivered in two platforms; the OS-V8 fixed configuration platform and the OS-V20 modular platform, which has two expansion slots

RCN Helps Future Proof Your Company with the Gold Standard

Demand for business Ethernet is expected to grow by 26% by 2018. So what is spurring this growth and why are businesses eager to leverage Ethernet within their telecom infrastructures? The benefits are many and RCN Business’ new Ethernet eBook explores the options and how companies across many verticals are using it within their communications. Recognized since

115+ Ethernet, SDN, NFV, Optical & Cloud Expert Speakers Lining Up For GEN14 Event In November

The MEF is pleased to announce that it is on pace to assemble a world-class line-up of more than 115 Carrier Ethernet, SDN, NFV, optical networking, and cloud service expert speakers at the Global Ethernet Networking 2014 (www.gen14.com) conference that will be held on 17-20 November at the Gaylord National in Washington, DC. 90 service

RCN Business Launches Network Services in Empire State Building

RCN Business has launched business network services in the Empire State Building (ESB) at 350 Fifth Avenue in New York City. With this new service in the building, businesses will have access to the entire RCN Business suite of services, including high-speed Internet, Dedicated Internet Access (DIA), Hosted Voice, PRI/SIP Trunks, Video (HDTV) and Ethernet E-Line and

WireIE Survives and Thrives Through 2013-14 Winter

Severe ice storms. Brutal freezing temperatures. Never-ending snow storms. The winter of 2013-14 was long and harsh, yet WireIE’s networks never went down. WireIE provides Ethernet networks across Canada, in some of the most secluded and isolated regions in the country. The company extends existing networks via a hybrid mix of radio frequency and fiber-optic

Infonetics Research, MEF & Comcast Business Host Interactive Wholesale Ethernet Webinar

On Thursday, May 29 at 12:00pm ET, Infonetics Research, MEF and Comcast Business will host a webinar titled ‘Unlocking Revnues with Carrier Ethernet 2.0, Wholesale Ethernet Access. The webinar will provide insights into how the Metro Ethernet Forums’ new Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Wholesale Ethernet Access (CE 2.0 E-Access) standard speeds up and reduces the cost

FirstLight Collaborates with BayRing Communications; Enhances Carrier Ethernet Services

A nice steady round of news for FirstLight this week! Yesterday, kicking off the first day of COMPTEL PLUS Spring, the company announced the upgrade of its core IP Network. To round out Day 2, FirstLight announced this morning that it has enhanced its Carrier Ethernet Service Platform by offering industry standard compliant Ethernet Access

WireIE Wins “Best Rural Connectivity Provider” Award at Metro Connect 2014

We’ve all grown accustomed to, if not reliant on, connectivity – when we want it, where we want it and on the device we want it. For those living in rural and remote areas, however, connectivity is not a given. Yet that’s what WireIE has dedicated its company to do – bring highly available, secure

Save the Date! MEF Launches Global Ethernet Networking Event

Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) announces the launch of its Global Ethernet Networking (GEN14) conference, taking place November 17-20, 2014 at the Gaylord National in Washington, DC. The must-attend event is for senior professionals involved in the Carrier Ethernet (CE) services & technology industry consisting of retail, wholesale, and mobile service providers; data center providers; cloud

WireIE Meets Highest Global Standards for Carrier Ethernet Services

WireIE announces today that it has earned the industry’s highest level of certification for the design and delivery of Carrier Ethernet networks.  The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), the international defining body for Carrier Ethernet, issues the MEF CE 2.0 certification to organizations that pass rigorous testing processes.  MEF CE 2.0 is the world’s most advanced

DukeNet Achieves MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certification

DukeNet Communications is proud to announce today that it has achieved the Metro Ethernet Forum’s (MEF) rigorous Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification. The achievement was marked at the MEF’s quarterly meeting this week, July 22-25, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The MEF launched its Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification program in April 2012. After a successful “CE 1.0

tw telecom – Helping Manhattan Businesses Move Forward

How? Let us count the ways! 1. tw telecom is a leading provider of managed services including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises in Manhattan and throughout the U.S. tw telecom has approximately 18,000 commercial buildings and more than 400 data centers already connected to its national metro fiber network. Within Manhattan,

On a Winning Streak – tw telecom takes home 2012 North America MEF Carrier Ethernet Award

We just announced tw telecom’s major award win yesterday, for receiving Light Reading’s Leading Lights Award 2012 Public Company of the Year.   And today we are proud to inform the industry of tw telecom’s win of the prestigious 2012 North America Carrier Ethernet Award for Best Ethernet Business Application.  The annual award was presented by

Zayo Obtains Metro Ethernet Forum Certification

Zayo has obtained Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) MEF 9 and MEF 14 certification.  MEF certification is only awarded following high marks on sets of tests regarding service functionality and service performance. These tests were conducted on live services across the Zayo network to ensure MEF standards were universally met. MEF 9 certification validates end-to-end service

GlobeNet Earns Its MEF Services Certification

GlobeNet’s Carrier Ethernet services are now fully compliant with MEF standards of quality and performance The MEF certification program is the telecommunication industry’s reference for Carrier Ethernet excellence.Congratulations are in store for GlobeNet, an international wholesale provider of submarine capacity, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Oi. The company announced today it has received its

MEF Introduces Carrier Ethernet 2.0

This article was originally posted by ConvergeDigest. The Metro Ethernet Forum introduced a set of "Carrier Ethernet 2.0" specifications aimed at revolutionizing the efficiency and usability of Ethernet service delivery through the addition of three standardized features: Multi-class-of-service (Multi-CoS), Interconnect and Manageability. Carrier Ethernet 2.0 is defined by its ability to deliver differentiated applications over

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