AboveNet's Ethernet services achive MEF certification

AUGUST 11, 2009 -- AboveNet asserts that the certifications make it the first MEF certified provider of 10-Gigabit Ethernet services.

AUGUST 11, 2009 -- AboveNet Inc. (search Lightwave for AboveNet) announced the high-bandwidth services provider has received the Metro Ethernet Forum's MEF 9 and 14 certifications for its complete array of metro and WAN services. AboveNet asserts that the certifications make it the first MEF certified provider of 10-Gigabit Ethernet services.

MEF 9 verifies that a service provider's Carrier Ethernet private line (EPL), virtual private line (EVPL) and LAN (ELAN) services comply with MEF functional specifications defined for each service. MEF 14 verifies that Carrier Ethernet services comply with MEF service performance objectives. The testing program leading to the certifications was conducted by Iometrix, an officially endorsed MEF certification lab.

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 10 Gbps, with high-bandwidth providers like AboveNet meeting the rigorous testing standards verified by Iometrix."

AboveNet now has MEF 9 and 14 certifications for its complete portfolio of high-bandwidth Ethernet services, including:


  • Long Haul (eXpressWave) Services
  • Metro Ethernet Services (E-LAN)
  • Metro Ethernet Services (E-LINE)
  • VPN Services
  • Metro Wave Services

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