Converge ICT Reinforces Ethernet Capabilities with MEF CE 2.0 Certification

Converge ICT Reinforces Ethernet Capabilities with MEF CE 2.0 Certification

Converge ICT (CICT) Solutions, the Philippines’ leading provider of pure fiber internet solutions, has further strengthened its carrier ethernet capabilities by attaining the Metro Ethernet Forum CE 2.0 Certification. The aforementioned certification augments the company’s core solutions competencies.

Currently in the midst of a massive nationwide fiber network rollout, CICT has taken a holistic approach in the company’s expansion efforts. Hence, ensuring that its roster of product offerings is fully reinforced to serve its market better. That is the primary reason in this engagement with industry-acclaimed Coriant – to help secure the said certification.

Coriant, a global supplier of open, disruptive, and hyperscale networking solutions for service providers and web-scale Internet operators, today announced that Converge ICT Solutions, Inc. (Converge) has successfully achieved Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0 services certification. The rigorous CE 2.0 testing included certification of E-Line EPL/EVPL, E-Access EPL/EVPL, and E-LAN/EP-LAN service configurations, and was performed across Converge’s metro core and regional transport infrastructure using the Coriant® 7090 Packet Transport Platform and Coriant Transcend™ Chorus network management solution.

“This important milestone reinforces our ability to meet our customers’ stringent performance requirements with a portfolio of best-in-class Ethernet services,” said Jesus Romero, Chief Operating Officer, Converge ICT Solutions. “Our advanced Carrier Ethernet capabilities also provide the reliable foundation for enhanced service interoperability and interconnection leveraging standards-based 2.0 interworking.”

The MEF CE 2.0 Services Certification Program enables service providers to certify that their connectivity services comply with the relevant MEF specifications. The program has been the driving force behind the successful deployment of Carrier Ethernet services worldwide. The Converge CE 2.0 services certification testing was administered by MEF’s approved third-party testing entity Iometrix, and was conducted in July.

Nan Chen, President of the MEF said “The MEF congratulates Converge upon the successful completion of the rigorous testing associated with MEF CE 2.0 services certification, which represents the gold standard for service performance in the global marketplace. As one of the first CE 2.0-certified providers in the Philippines, this achievement demonstrates the company’s commitment to excellence and innovation in developing and delivering Ethernet services in Asia.”

The Converge ICT nationwide deployment of the Coriant® 7090 Packet Transport Platform spans over 450 sites and enables Converge to better serve the broadband, wholesale, and cloud connectivity needs of its small, medium, and large enterprise customers.

“We are pleased to be a trusted partner to Converge and were excited to have the opportunity to provide configuration support during the company’s recent MEF certification testing,” said Alfred Ling, Managing Director, North Asia & Oceania, Coriant. “Our CE 2.0-capable transport solutions are purpose-built for the fast, efficient, and reliable introduction of carrier-grade Ethernet connectivity, which enables service providers like Converge to differentiate their end-to-end service offerings.”

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