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Accedian Networks Secures Two MEF Designations – Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certification and Carrier Ethernet Training Accreditation

Accedian Networks, the leader in Performance Assured Networking™ for Mobile Backhaul, Business Ethernet and Cloud Services, today announced that it has achieved Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) CE 2.0 certification and is now an MEF Carrier Ethernet Accredited Training Provider (ATP).

Next generation Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0 extends the original purpose of Carrier Ethernet with vital added features. These features include multiple class of service, greater manageability and easier interconnects for eight (8) standard service types. This enables new levels of efficiency for mobile backhaul, thereby making it easier for a large number of access providers to join the Carrier Ethernet community. According to IDC, in 2012 over 1.2 billion new Ethernet posts were shipped (400 million wired and 800 million wireless). By 2015, Frost and Sullivan, Vertical Systems Group and Infonetics predict that Ethernet services market will reach $48 billion.

When selecting equipment vendors, carriers are looking to have more certainty about the telecom equipment that they deploy in their network. MEF CE 2.0 certification provides them with the clarity and peace of mind that the solutions they select have met the stringent standards for the MEF.

The MEF views the Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) certification program as opening a very important chapter in the evolution of standardized Carrier Ethernet services,” said Eric Puetz, MEF Certification Committee Co-Chair and Director, Broadband, Access and Transport Standards at AT&T. “CE 2.0 certification provides an essential proof point for CE 2.0 services - opening up new markets for regional providers, delivery of cloud services, the first application-oriented SLAs and optimization of mobile backhaul.”

Building on this certification, Accedian has also been designated a MEF Accredited Training Provider (ATP), further showcasing its dominance in the Carrier Ethernet space. Accedian is one of seven global organizations - Carrier Ethernet Academy, Eantc, Fujitsu, Perpetual Solutions, Tech 2000, and Telefocal - that are permitted to provide instruction with regards to MEF CE training.

“Being MEF CE2.0 certified is another technical feather in our cap and further demonstrates to our customers that our Performance Assured Networking™ solutions are world-class. Our solutions went through a suite of over 634 demanding tests and they passed each one with flying colors,” said Patrick Ostiguy, President & CEO of Accedian Networks. “100% of our sales engineers (SE) are certified Carrier Ethernet Certified Professionals (CECP), thus achieving the MEFs ATP certification is a testament to our in-depth knowledge and understanding of Carrier Ethernet and our leadership in the industry.”

In order to keep up with the demand by industry professionals to become a Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (CECP), Accedian has announced its 2013 MEF training schedule, it can be viewed here.

All training classes are held at Accedian’s headquarters in Montreal, Canada. To register for upcoming in-class training sessions, or to obtain more information, please contact [email protected].

About Accedian Networks

Accedian Networks is the leader in Performance Assured Networking™ for Mobile Backhaul, Business Ethernet and Cloud Services. Accedian Networks’ solutions enable mobile operators and service providers to assure, manage, improve and optimize their Carrier Ethernet and IP network performance; thereby delivering the best possible experience to their subscribers. Accedian’s award-winning solutions deliver the most precise network performance measurements, as well as, advanced service creation and traffic management capabilities that enable high value SLA-backed services. Established in 2004, Accedian Networks has an installed base that exceeds 75,000 cell sites and has over 120,000 (and counting) platforms deployed worldwide. For more information, please visit Accedian.com.

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