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MEF announces finalists for 2014 Ethernet Excellence Awards to be presented at GEN14

Date: Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:25

MEF announces finalists for 2014 Ethernet Excellence Awards to be presented at GEN14

Twenty nine awards to be presented at special Ethernet Excellence Awards Dinner on 18 November 2014 as highlight of the MEF GEN14 event, 17-20 November 2014

The MEF announced the finalists for the MEF 2014 Ethernet Excellence Awards. The Awards greatly expand previous MEF annual awards programs to properly recognize services, technology, professional excellence and innovation in the worldwide Carrier Ethernet community. The Awards recognize new implementations that support scalability, virtual functionality, SDN, management, global reach and other solutions central to the delivery of Carrier Ethernet in 2014 and beyond.
The winners of the twenty-nine awards will be presented at a special Ethernet Excellence Awards Dinner on 18 November 2014 - a highlight of the Global Ethernet Networking 2014 (GEN14) event held on 17 - 20 November 2014 at the Gaylord National in Washington, DC.
“We had easily a record number of outstanding entries for this year’s new Ethernet Excellence Awards program, with large numbers in each of the new technology and Carrier Ethernet business application categories,” said Nan Chen, President of the MEF. “The MEF congratulates the finalists for their innovative work in accelerating the worldwide adoption of performance-assured Carrier Ethernet services.”
The judging panel for the awards was comprised of global and regional senior analysts from IDC, Infonetics, Vertical Systems, Gartner, Frost & Sullivan, Ovum, the Rayno Report and independent judges especially for the Certified Professional of the Year award.

The Finalists:
Applications
• Best Application of the Year - Education: Comcast Business, Cox Business, Verizon
• Best Application of the Year - Financial: Colt Technology Services, Comcast Business, Indosat
• Best Application of the Year - Government: AT&T, Comcast Business, PLDT
• Best Application of the Year - Health: Comcast Business, Indosat
• Best Application of the Year - Media/Sports/Entertainment: AT&T, Colt Technology Services, Comcast Business
• Best Application of the Year - Other Applications: Colt Technology Services, Comcast Business, Tata Communications

Services
• Best Service of the Year - APAC: KVH, PLDT, Telstra
• Best Service of the Year - CALA: INTERNEXA, Level 3 Communications, Colt Technology Services
• Best Service of the Year - EMEA: Colt Technology Services, GTS Central Europe, Verizon
• Best Service of the Year - Global: Tata Communications, Telstra, Verizon
• Best Service of the Year - North America: Bell Canada, Comcast Business, Verizon
• Retail Service Provider of the Year - APAC: PLDT, Tata Communications, Verizon
• Retail Service Provider of the Year - CALA: Level 3 Communications, Verizon, Colt Technology Services
• Retail Service Provider of the Year - EMEA: Colt Technology Services, GTS Central Europe, Verizon
• Retail Service Provider of the Year - Global: Level 3 Communications, Verizon
• Retail Service Provider of the Year - North America: Comcast Business, tw telecom
• Wholesale Service Provider of the Year - APAC: PCCW Global, PLDT, Telstra
• Wholesale Service Provider of the Year - CALA: INTERNEXA, Level 3 Communications
• Wholesale Service Provider of the Year - EMEA: Colt Technology Services, Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS), Verizon Global Wholesale
• Wholesale Service Provider of the Year - Global: Level 3 Communications, SingTel, Telstra
• Wholesale Service Provider of the Year - North America: Comcast Business, tw telecom, Verizon Global Wholesale

Network Technologies
• Network Technology Provider of the Year - Network Technology Provider of the Year: Alcatel-Lucent, Colt Technology Services, Cyan
• Best Network Technology of the Year - Multi-Vendor Innovation: Colt Technology Services, Overture, Verizon
• Best Network Technology of the Year - Scalability: Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena, Verizon
• Best Network Technology of the Year - Service Management/Orchestration: Cyan, Overture, Verizon
• Best Network Technology of the Year - Technology Innovation: Alcatel-Lucent, Colt Technology Services, RAD

Professionals
• Professionals of the Year - Ethernet Industry Person of the Year: Ali Sajassi, Cisco; Bill Stemper, Comcast Business; Vincent Alesi, Verizon
• Professionals of the Year - MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional of the Year: Marjory Sy, PLDT; Sendang Praptomo, Telekomunikasi Indonesia International; Simi Babbar, Time Warner Cable

Further details on the awards and on the special Awards Dinner being sponsored by NetEvents and Wedge Networks can be found on the GEN14 and MEF web sites.

Above, Nan Chen, President of the MEF

PHOTO / telecomkh.com

 

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