December 18, 2014 — STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) today announced the successful completion of the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) 2.0 certification for its Carrier Grade Ethernet portfolio “Frontier Ethernet Solutions.” Frontier’s professional staff includes 18 MEF-CECP (Carrier Ethernet Certified Professionals), 15 of whom are MEF-CECP 2.0 certified.
MEF certification allows each provider to differentiate their level of service and offerings from one carrier to the next. The MEF-CECP certification is the industry’s first vendor-neutral certification program and designates that the network services provider has key competency and skills to design, market, deploy and support Carrier Ethernet equipment, networks and services representing the next-generation of telecommunications technology. Frontier’s CE 2.0 Services certification process included rigorous testing for each type of standardized Ethernet service (E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree and E-Access) and encompassed more than 600 test cases.
According to MEF Board member Raghu Ranganathan of Ciena, “A CE 2.0 certified compliant implementation will also enable faster and consistent rollout of MEF services. Over the last 10 years, the MEF has been key in generating industry consensus in a comprehensive set of services (think E-Line, E-LAN and E-Tree) that are in high demand, and benefit from standardized definitions. Customers can order them confidently, and operators know what they are expected to deliver. Service procurement is far less complex and time to service activation is minimized.”
“As a leading provider of broadband, ethernet, voice, video, wireless and Internet access across 28 states, this highly regarded certification gives Frontier the ability to craft Carrier Grade Ethernet solutions that leverage industry standards and are tailored to a customer’s unique business needs,” said Todd Wells, Senior Vice President of Revenue Strategy for Frontier.
Frontier intends to expand its Frontier Ethernet Solutions offerings by introducing capabilities such as Multi-CoS, an SLA portal and 10 Gigabit aggregation hubs where customers can purchase applications with complete assurance as to service and performance.
“We’re proud of this achievement and excited about the very positive reception to our latest offering, E-Reach, which extends Carrier Grade Ethernet Services outside of our franchise,” said Wells. “Metro Ethernet is a scalable and productive way to increase network flexibility and performance. This certification demonstrates that Frontier has the in-house expertise to offer customers a great quality of service in 2015 and beyond.”
For more information about Frontier Ethernet Solutions, contact Tony Intini at 585-777-5909 or Anthony.Intini@ftr.com.