March 22, 2006 Las Vegas, NV -- Turin Networks announced that the Next Generation Ethernet (NGE) modules for its Traverse multi-service transport switch have completed the Metro Ethernet Forum's (MEF) service conformance tests for Carrier Ethernet.
By achieving compliance with the Ethernet Private Line (EPL), Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL), and E-LAN (Ethernet multipoint-to-multipoint) services defined by the MEF 9 technical specifications, the Traverse platform becomes certified to the full array of MEF Carrier Ethernet services, at both 10/100 and 1000 Mbit/sec rates, in addition to SONET and SDH transport services.
"This certification from the MEF is an important part of the migration path for our Traverse platform," comments Colm O'Brien, VP of product line management for Turin Networks. "Our goal is to provide a single platform that addresses current SONET/SDH networking needs while also delivering an evolution to packet as cost-effectively as possible."
The MEF says its certification program is a key step in its mission to facilitate the provisioning of globally consistent Carrier Ethernet services. To demonstrate conformance, the Turin platform was required to undergo more than 260 tests, conducted by Iometrix on behalf of the MEF, in accordance with the approved "Test Plan for Ethernet Services at the UNI." According to the MEF, Turin successfully passed all mandatory test cases, and the vast majority of the optional test cases, in "less than two days."
Turin Networks is showcasing its MEF-certified NGE modules at this week's TelecomNEXT in Las Vegas.