Australia's Telstra Wholesale has become APAC's first operator to receive Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification from the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF).
The operator announced it has received CE 2.0 certification for its Ethernet Access and Ethernet Backhaul products, which launched in August 2012.
The certification covers class of service (CoS) and service operations, administration and maintenance (S-OAM).
“We’re very proud of becoming the first in the Asia Pacific region and only the second company in the world to have our Carrier Ethernet products certified against such a stringent standard,” Telstra Wholesale general manager solutions Bryce Blacker said.
MEF president Nan Chen said that so far 18 Telstra Group employees have received MEF Carrier Ethernet certified processional (CECP) accreditation.
The MEF certified the first vendor products for the CE 2.0 standard in January. Vendors with products approved included Ciena, Cisco, Huawei, Infinera, Juniper Networks and Transmode.