Customers who purchase certified MEF 3.0 SD-WAN and Carrier Ethernet services can have confidence that they conform to the highest industry standards
Los Angeles, 20 May 2020 – MEF is pleased to announce that 24 service providers from around the world now offer a combined total of 77 certified MEF 3.0 SD-WAN and Carrier Ethernet (CE) services. These innovative providers have demonstrated that their solutions conform to rigorous specifications established by the industry’s defining authority for standardized network services.
“The large number of MEF 3.0 certifications celebrated today represents a key milestone on our journey to develop a global federation of dynamic, trusted, and certified services that power enterprise digital transformation,” said Nan Chen, President, MEF. “I wish to congratulate each service provider for achieving MEF 3.0 certification and demonstrating their commitment to delivering innovative solutions with compelling value for customers.”
All certified MEF 3.0 service providers are listed in the MEF Services Certification Registry.
Certified MEF 3.0 SD-WAN Service Providers
In March 2020, MEF announced that Comcast Business, PCCW Global, Spectrum Enterprise, and Telia Company were the first service providers in the world to become MEF 3.0 SD-WAN certified, demonstrating conformity to the industry’s only standard for SD-WAN managed services.
MEF 3.0 SD-WAN certification – which has now shifted from the pilot phase to general availability – is expected to play an important role in driving growth of the global managed SD-WAN services market, which Frost & Sullivan projects will reach nearly $6.4 billion by 2023.
“As one of the first service providers to achieve MEF 3.0 SD-WAN certification, we’re committed to being a technology and standards leader in the Ethernet ecosystem to improve the quality, management and interoperability of Ethernet services for our customers,” said Bob Victor, SVP Product Management, Comcast Business. “We’re encouraged by the expanding number of certified MEF 3.0 service providers and are proud to be included among the leaders offering the industry’s most innovative WAN services.”
MEF 3.0 SD-WAN certification testing is conducted by Spirent, a MEF Accredited Certification Test Partner. Companies interested in certification of SD-WAN managed services and products should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Certified MEF 3.0 CE Service Providers
Orchestration-ready MEF 3.0 CE services provide the highest level of performance, assurance, and agility available in what Vertical Systems Group estimates is a $60+ billion global CE services market. MEF 3.0 CE certification is available for a set of subscriber services (E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree) and a set of operator services (Access E-Line and Transit E-Line).
Twenty-one service providers with home offices based in every geographic region of the world offer a total of 73 certified MEF 3.0 CE services. These pioneering providers include:
- Bell (Canada)
- BOnline (Kuwait)
- CAT (Thailand)
- CMC Networks (South Africa)
- CMC Telecom (Vietnam)
- DOCOMO PACIFIC (Guam)
- euNetworks (UK)
- Fiberail (Malaysia)
- LinkNet (Indonesia)
- Marcatel (Mexico)
- Maxis Broadband (Malaysia)
- Moratelindo (Indonesia)
- Open Fiber (Italy)
- Orange Business Services (France)
- Sparklight Business (USA)
- Telxius (Spain/Latin America)
- TIME (Malaysia)
- SSE Enterprise Telecoms (UK)
- UFINET (Spain/Latin America)
- Telia Company (Sweden)
- VNPT (Vietnam)
“We are proud to be MEF members since 2015. During all these years, UFINET has witnessed the evolution of information technology and the important role that MEF has played in it. We consider MEF to be a keystone in today´s telecommunications developments, even more so in Latin America, a rapidly developing region with enormous growth potential. All MEF certifications have represented important milestones for UFINET, as we strive to become the neutral telecommunications operator of reference, worldwide. MEF 3.0 certification allows us to have a clear competitive advantage, as it ensures that products and services provided by UFINET meet the needs of customers through an effective quality management and homogenous system. Our decision to work with MEF 3.0 accreditation demonstrates our commitment to continually improve our products and services. We are proud to be MEF 3.0 compliant.”
An industry association of 200 member companies, MEF is driving development of a global federation of dynamic, trusted, and certified services that power enterprise digital transformation. MEF 3.0 services are designed to provide an on-demand, cloud-centric experience with user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities. MEF 3.0 services are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO, SDN, and NFV. MEF produces service standards, LSO frameworks, LSO APIs, MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept Showcases, and certification programs for services, technologies, and professionals. MEF 3.0 work will enable automated delivery of standardized Carrier Ethernet, Optical Transport, IP, SD-WAN, SD-WAN Security, and other Layer 4-7 services across multiple provider networks.