The lack of standards for ethernet services has resulted in varying quality, reliability and incompatibility among providers.
Carrier Ethernet offers the following benefits: This new language allows for detailed and unambiguous service specifications ensuring that you get what you need and what you pay for. Carrier Ethernet features industry leading performance, features and security designed specifically for wide area Ethernet and as such is now a true replacement for legacy services such as Frame Relay and ATM.
Services that deliver end-to-end performance matching the requirements for voice, video and data over converged business networks. The MEF develops technical specifications and implementation agreements to promote interoperability and deployment of Carrier Ethernet worldwide.
Standardised Services: This standard provides the framework to deliver Ethernet services that have been designed by the best Ethernet minds in the world. Scalability of bandwidth from 1 Mbps to 10 Gbps and beyond, in granular increments.
A network managed to carrier-class standards. Traditionally, Ethernet services have been purchased because of their price competitiveness and not because they typify high quality or high performance. Customers who purchase a MEF certified products benefit from full specification disclosure and the knowledge that the product they are purchasing has been designed and deployed to MEF standards.
This is a ubiquitous, standardised, carrier-class service that distinguishes it from familiar LAN-based Ethernet. The MEF accreditation is an assurance of service quality and guarantees the ability to interoperate with other providers.
Service Management: The MEF is a global industry alliance comprising more than 150 organisations that aim to accelerate the worldwide adoption of carrier class ethernet networks and services. Carrier Ethernet Carrier Ethernet is a ubiquitous, standardized, carrier-class service defined by five attributes that distinguish it from familiar LAN based Ethernet.
MEF compliant services adhere to stringent technical specifications and deployment guidelines that provide a level of consumer confidence that has been previously unattainable.MEF-CECP Exam Overview
Quality of Service: Previously providing a detailed Ethernet service specification has been very difficult due to common Ethernet being a Local Area Network LAN technology and not having enough well defined terms to properly describe the service when used in a Wide Area Network WAN environment. Carrier Ethernet is a ubiquitous, standardized, carrier-class service defined by five attributes that distinguish it from familiar LAN based Ethernet.