AboveNet Inc. (ABVT) announced Tuesday it has attained the Metro Ethernet Forum MEF 9 and 14 certifications for its metro and wide area networking services, becoming the first MEF-certified provider of 10 gigabit Ethernet services.
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 its portfolio of high-bandwidth Ethernet services, including long haul, E-LAN, E-Line, VPN and metro wavelength services. AboveNet’s private optical network covers the 15 top U.S. metro markets and London.
The testing program leading to the certifications was conducted by Iometrix, the networking industry testing lab endorsed by the MEF.
“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,” said MEF President Nan Chen.