GEN15 platinum sponsor Verizon plays key role in supporting expansion of wholesale Ethernet services market

Date: Fri, 11/20/2015 - 21:11

Hosting Verizon partner conference, keynoting at GEN15, advancing Ethernet interconnect following recent MEF CE 2.0 E-Access Certification
GEN15 platinum sponsor Verizon plays key role in supporting expansion of wholesale Ethernet services market

Nan Chen, President of the MEF, at GEN15

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The MEF launched this week's GEN15 global networking event at the Omni Hotel in Dallas, Texas, with the popular Verizon Partner Conference, the MEF Certified Professionals Convention, and other pre-conference activities. Verizon is a Platinum Sponsor for GEN15, which is bringing together communications service, technology, and other industry professionals from nearly 300 organizations around the world to focus on the future of advanced networking solutions that underpin and power the global digital economy.
"The MEF appreciates Verizon's strong support for GEN15 and demonstrated commitment to expanding the availability of high-performance Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services," said Nan Chen, President of the MEF. "We congratulate Verizon on achieving MEF CE 2.0 E-Access services certification, which builds upon the leading role the company is already playing to create a common Ethernet connectivity fabric that is able to transport customers' traffic seamlessly across multiple carrier networks."

The Verizon Partner Conference (VPC). On Monday, 16 Nov., Verizon hosted its interactive Verizon Partner Conference, highlighting the latest developments in Carrier Ethernet technology.

Keynote Speakers. Verizon provided its vision for the industry during the GEN15 Opening Plenary on the morning of Tuesday, 17 Nov., with keynotes from Eric Cevis, president of Verizon Partner Solutions, and Gagan Puranik, Verizon's director of software- defined network architecture planning.

CE 2.0 E-Access Certification. Verizon recently completed MEF CE 2.0 E-Access certification testing on its flagship Switched Ethernet service and joins a growing number of Tier 1 service providers that have obtained CE 2.0 services certification in order to support industry standards for interconnecting with other operators and delivering high-performance connectivity services. CE 2.0 E-Access specifications make it simpler and faster for service providers to interconnect and meet the growing demand for Ethernet services at locations that are not on a service provider's own network. Such locations are commonly referred to as 'out-of-franchise' or 'off-net' locations.

Ethernet Interconnect Points (EIP) Project. Verizon is playing an important role in the MEF's EIP project, which is being highlighted in the Wholesale Services Conference Track and in the Services Interconnect Zone at GEN15. The EIP project aims to standardize guidelines for current and future Ethernet operators around the world.  Verizon and other leading Ethernet service providers have been involved in Rapid Prototyping at the University of New Hampshire's Interoperability Lab in order to streamline Ethernet interconnections and create a common Ethernet connectivity fabric that is able to transport customer traffic seamlessly across multiple carrier networks.

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