The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) recently granted its Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification to RCN Business.
RCN Business achieved Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification (CE 2.0) for its E-Line, E-LAN and E-Access services. Carriers that have achieved CE 2.0 certification are recognized for their ability to deliver Ethernet services at a higher quality and reliability than non-certified services.
“To date, only nine U.S. carriers have achieved CE 2.0 certification, with many not expected to finalize and achieve certification until 2015,” said Robert Roeder, executive vice president and chief development officer for RCN Business. “Our focus is to provide the most reliable and standards-compliant solution to meet the complex networking needs of our business customers. RCN delivers the credibility and assurance that define CE 2.0.”
The MEF is the global defining body for Carrier Ethernet services and its mission is to accelerate the worldwide adoption of carrier-class Ethernet networks and services.
“The MEF views the Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification program as opening a very important chapter in the evolution of standardized Carrier Ethernet services,” said Eric Puetz, MEF certification committee co-chair and director. “CE 2.0 certification provides an essential proof point for CE 2.0 services, opening up new markets for regional providers, delivery of cloud services, the first application-oriented SLAs and optimization of mobile backhaul.”
At the start of the year, Time Warner Cable Business Class (TWCBC) announced that it was the first North American service provider to receive all six retail Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0 certifications granted by the Metro Ethernet Forum. Comcast has also earned CE 2.0 certification for some of its Ethernet services.