PCCW Global has become the first operator to achieve MEF 100G carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification for E-Line and E-Access services.
PCCW Global passed a series of tests covering a full set of 100G service attributes, including performance and bandwidth profiles. The MEF's official test lab Iometrix conducted the compliance testing.
Huawei is providing the network equipment for the 100G service. The Chinese vendor was one of the first six worldwide to launch 100G CE 2.0 certified equipment in 2015.
“The MEF congratulates PCCW Global and Huawei on their collaborative, pioneering work to drive industry innovation with 100G CE 2.0 services certification,” MEF president Nan Chen said.
“We look forward to other service providers following suit in order to lay a highly scalable CE 2.0 services foundation that ultimately will support dynamic, cloud-centric services orchestrated over automated and interconnected networks.”
Chen said the previous upper limit for MEF CE 2.0 services certification was 10G.
PCCW Global CEO User Marc Halbfinger added that by achieving the certification “we have demonstrated our ability to meet the high performance, high reliability, and scalability standards required by our customers’ demanding, business-critical applications.”