Globe: the first PH telco to achieve MEF Certifications

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MEF President Nan Chen (middle) presents the MEF 9 and 14 certifications of Globe Telecom to Jimmy Alcala, Globe Business Head for Core Data Services and William Radovan, Globe Business Head for Data Network Planning and Engineering, at the MEF Quarterly Members Meeting in Singapore.

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The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) recently gave recognition to Globe Telecom as the first telecommunication company to achieve MEF certifications in the Philippines. The certification establishes that Globe is capable of delivering E-Line and E-LAN services that meet the most stringent global standards.

MEF is the defining body for Carrier Ethernet, which aims to accelerate its adoption globally. The program verifies compliance of vendor equipment and service provider services to MEF technical specifications through a rigorous series of tests based on MEF approved Test Suites. Globe was the first Philippine carrier to join MEF back in 2009, joining a roster of 150 members that includes the world’s top service providers and major equipment vendors.

To establish a solid foundation for its Carrier Ethernet services, Globe had to pass over 600 compliance tests to achieve MEF 9 and 14 certifications for its E-Line, E-LAN and E-VPL services. The MEF-9 and MEF-14 certifications assure that the Globe network can deliver standardized Carrier Ethernet services and provide its business customers  with carrier-class EVCs (Ethernet virtual connections) that measure up to international standards. These also demonstrate the commitment of Globe to MEF’s mission to promote Carrier Ethernet interoperability and deployment worldwide.

“Globe has been known as a pioneer in the telco industry and true to form we are proud to have initiated MEF certification in Carrier Ethernet offerings in the Philippines. We have embraced MEF standards to deliver reliable, high quality and technically consistent Ethernet services to our customer base,” said Jesus Romero, Head of Globe Business. 

Apart from the company’s MEF 9 and 14 certifications, Globe is also the first local telco to have MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professionals (MEF CECPs) in the Philippines.  To date, there are only 104 MEF CECPs worldwide. The title is awarded to individuals that successfully pass the exam to become MEF Certified Professionals. It validates the professional’s knowledge of Carrier Ethernet technologies, standards, services and applications. Individuals who pass the exam have the knowledge and skills required to support and promote Carrier Ethernet solutions, and ultimately accelerate its worldwide adoption.