Press Releases

Jan 6, 2010

Telco Systems Announces MEF 9 and 14 Certification - Again

New Metrobility Services Line Card Receives Nod of Approval

FOXBORO, MA — January 6, 2010 — Telco Systems, a BATM company (LSE: BVC) and a leading provider of Carrier Ethernet access solutions, has announced that its Metrobility R861 service demarcation line card has received MEF 9 and MEF 14 certification in accordance with the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF)-approved test plans for Ethernet services and traffic management. The MEF certification complements the R861’s standards-based OAM capabilities which include IEEE 802.3ah, 802.1ag CFM and ITU-T Y.1731 for link and connectivity fault management.

MEF certification addresses the interoperability and performance issues confronted by service providers looking to deploy Carrier Ethernet. MEF certification assures the service provider that the equipment complies with MEF specification, reduces complex testing between vendors and establishes a solid foundation for interoperability.

“Flexible bandwidth profiles, CoS based SLA’s, service performance and assured services are key requirements in our customers’ service offerings,” stated Mark Leal, product line manager at Telco Systems. “MEF 9 and 14 certifications complete our commitment to our customers and the market to provide a tested and approved product that can support advanced services.”

MEF 9 defines service attributes such as CE-VLAN ID preservation, multiplexing and bundling, while MEF 14 addresses EVC-related performance including frame delay, frame delay variation, and frame loss ratio, as well as bandwidth profile service.

For more information on the R861 Service Line Card product line, visit the Telco Systems’ website at


About Telco Systems

Based in Foxboro, Massachusetts, Telco Systems designs and develops innovative, multi-service Carrier Ethernet access and demarcation solutions to enable carriers and service providers to deploy highly reliable and manageable Ethernet services to both business and residential subscribers. These solutions support a cost effective evolution to a service-assured all IP/Ethernet network and enable service providers to introduce new services to capture additional revenue by supporting mixed services across a carrier Ethernet network.
Telco Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of BATM Advanced Communications (London stock exchange ticker symbol: BVC). For more information, please visit Telco Systems' web site at

Raylene Kadrmas, Telco Systems Susan Forshner, PAN Communications
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