AboveNet said it has attained the Metro Ethernet Forum’s MEF 9 and 14 certifications for its metro and wide area networking (WAN) services. The company claims to be the first MEF certified provider of 10 Gigabit Ethernet services.

Nan Chen, president of the Metro Ethernet Forum, said, “This certification shows that Carrier Ethernet can provide fully compliant services at high speeds, now reaching 10Gbps, with high bandwidth providers like AboveNet meeting the rigorous testing standards verified by Iometrix.”

MEF 9 verifies that Carrier Ethernet EPL, EVPL and ELAN services comply with MEF functional specifications defined for each service. MEF 14 verifies that Carrier Ethernet services comply with MEF service performance objectives.

AboveNet now has MEF 9 and 14 certifications for:

  • Long haul (eXpressWave) Services
  • Metro Ethernet services (E-LAN)
  • Metro Ethernet services (E-LINE)
  • VPN services
  • Metro wave services
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