Telstra Wholesale has become the first company in the Asia Pacific region - and only the second company in the world - to offer certified Carrier Ethernet (CE 2.0) services, according to Nan Chen, president of the MEF.
Telstra Wholesale is a Telstra business that sells access to Telstra's networks into the wholesale market.
The MEF is a global industry alliance comprising more than 200 organisations including telecommunications service providers and network equipment/software manufacturers.
Telstra Wholesale has become the AP region's - and also Australia's - very first provider to achieve the new CE 2.0 certification for both their Ethernet Access and Ethernet Backhaul E-Line products, the telco said in a statement on 7 March.
CE 2.0 extends Carrier Ethernet with vital added features, including multiple classes of service, greater manageability and easier interconnect for four standard service types (E-Line, E-Lan, E-Tree and E-Access)
Telstra is backing its CE 2.0 services with a major internal educational campaign that has already resulted in 18 employees across the Telstra Group receiving MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (CECP) accreditation - with more to come.
"Carrier Ethernet has become the industry's biggest success story of the past decade," said Nan Chen, president of the MEF. "With India, China and other Asian countries continuing to drive the global economy, interconnectivity - both within the region and into other world markets - is key. Effectively, Telstra Wholesale's customers can be confident that these services offer 'world's best practice', - certified by the MEF. What's more, Telstra Wholesale customers can now enjoy the inherent advantages of CE 2.0's multi-CoS plus sophisticated end-to-end management capabilities."
"CE 2.0 E-Line certification is a whole lot more stringent than earlier Carrier Ethernet acccreditations, and we are proud to be the first to achieve it in the Asia Pacific region," said Telstra Wholesale's Bryce Blacker, general manager - Solutions.
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