MEF Honors Verizon as Top Global Service Provider

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The Metro Ethernet Forum has named Verizon its Global Service Provider of the Year, an award given to a company that is innovative in developing and delivering carrier Ethernet services worldwide.

“Our portfolio of Ethernet services continued to gain strong momentum in 2010, as businesses look to Ethernet solutions to support their expanding footprints across the world, including Asia, the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and into other emerging markets," said Andrew Dobbins, vice president, Verizon Business Asia-Pacific. “These awards are a validation of our capabilities in this segment, and testament to the strength of our Ethernet solutions portfolio."

The company in 2010 announced the addition of Global Managed Ethernet to its Managed Services portfolio, enabling customers to combine the power of multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) and Ethernet in a fully managed, end-to-end global networking solution.

“In 2010, we saw service providers make great strides in this growth segment of the telecommunications industry," said MEF President Nan Chen. “Verizon, in particular, impressed the judges by differentiating its services from other service providers and with its expansive global Ethernet services coverage, including interconnects with other service providers."

The annual MEF awards are judged by a panel of selected global and regional industry experts. The MEF also recognized Verizon for Best Marketing for its leadership in the development, marketing and delivery of carrier Ethernet services in the Asia-Pacific region.

Verizon says it combines integrated communications and IT solutions, professional services expertise with high-IQ global IP and mobility networks to enable businesses to securely access information, share content and communicate. Verizon is rapidly transforming to a cloud-based “everything-as-a-service" delivery model that will put the power of enterprise-grade solutions within the reach of every business, the company said.

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