20.10.2011 | Warsaw | Press Releases
GTS Central Europe (GTS) has received the prestigious MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) award “Regional Service Provider of the Year”, which recognizes the company’s leadership in the development and delivery of Ethernet services in EMEA region. GTS has also been nominated in the “Best Wholesale Ethernet Services” category.
During the last couple of years, Ethernet has become a core company focus. GTS’s end-to-end Ethernet platform with more than 750 switches across the Central and Eastern Europe provides its customers with seamless high-bandwidth solutions and the benefits of flexibility and scalability. Another of GTS’s pioneering achievements in the Ethernet field is the certification that its services meet MEF specifications and the successful completion of the MEF Professional Certification Program by GTS’s network engineers, which validates their Carrier Ethernet expertise. GTS is so far the first and only CEE-based operator to obtain both certifications, positioning the company as a clear leader in this part of Europe.
“Our business and wholesale customers increasingly rely on the Ethernet, and to meet their needs we have continuously been investing in this essential technology by expanding solution portfolio, geographical reach and speed up to 40G, with 100G coming soon.” - said Marcin Kotlarski, Head of Group Product Development at GTS.” We are delighted to be recognized by the MEF Awards’ jury, and we look forward to maintaining the leading position in Ethernet evolution in EMEA region”.
GTS Ethernet services range from point-to-point and point-to multipoint E-Line, to meshed multipoint-to-multipoint E-VPN and were recently broadened by the launch of Ethernet based Media Line for media content distribution. To give wholesale customers better access to its Ethernet services, the company has recently joined Equinix Carrier Ethernet Exchange, as a complement to private E-NNIs.
The MEF, as the defining body for Carrier Ethernet is a global industry alliance comprising more than 175 organizations including telecommunications service providers, cable MSOs, network equipment/software manufacturers, semiconductors vendors and testing organizations. The MEF’s mission is to accelerate the worldwide adoption of Carrier-class Ethernet networks and services. The MEF develops Carrier Ethernet technical specifications and implementation agreements to promote interoperability and deployment of Carrier Ethernet worldwide. More information is available at www.metroethernetforum.org.
About the categories of “the MEF Carrier Ethernet Service Provider Awards 2011 – EMEA”
Regional Service Provider of the Year
Awarded to the service provider that is headquartered in and offering Ethernet services primarily within the EMEA region and has the highest cumulative score for the business, wholesale and marketing categories
Best Wholesale Ethernet Service
Awarded to the Service Provider, with the most robust wholesale service offering extending the reach of Ethernet services including Mobile Backhaul and Business Ethernet Services.