All you need to know on CE 2.0 E-Access

In 2012, the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) defined a new Ethernet service type, called Ethernet Access, or E-Access. The new service type was added to the three defined service types: E-LINE, E-TREE and E-LAN. Two service providers with adjacent territories typically offer E-Access. This service can also include in the offerings of a wholesale Ethernet access provider to service providers, who have customers beyond the coverage area of their network. This might require them to extend their service reach beyond the network coverage area. Any Ethernet service that is based on…

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Launch of MEF France

On February 21st  a group of Carrier Ethernet Experts met at the Orange Lab Facility in Paris to launch MEF activities in France. The purpose of the meeting was to raise the profile of Carrier Ethernet in France and discuss how the MEF can better educate French service providers as well as to facilitate discussions on CE2.0 and E-Access. A variety of Service Providers and Equipment Manufacturers attended the meeting.

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Does your network allow to differentiate your services?

With COMPTEL PLUS coming to Las Vegas in a couple of days, I can’t help but recall my marketing experience at a competitive communication service provider.  As a marketing executive, I would receive calls from eager equipment vendors who wanted my support for their product.  My first question to them always was, “Does your gear provide me the ability to differentiate my services relative to the competition?”.  The answer was invariably, “No.”, although their response was typically much longer, and belabored than a simple “No.”.   I’d respond, “Then you should…

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What are the benefits of MEF CE 2.0 certification program?

Carrier Ethernet equipment vendors wish to ensure that their products meet customers’ requirements and conform to the Carrier Ethernet specifications and highest quality standards. One of the ways ensure this, is by getting certification for your product and services by a well established professional organization, such as the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF). The Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) program is the MEF framework, through which service providers and equipment vendors can demonstrate their compliance with globally recognized MEF Carrier Ethernet service specifications. CE 2.0 standards accelerate the deployment of Carrier…

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