Thursday, 27 July 2017

TIM achieves MEF certification with Accedian

Accedian
Thursday 09 June 16

Accedian, the end-to-end network performance experts, announced today that its professional services and network assurance technology helped Brazilian mobile operator TIM Brasil attain Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) 2.0 certification for its nationwide Carrier Ethernet business services in Brazil. The carrier received official recognition as a certified Carrier Ethernet 2.0 service provider on May 5th…

Accedian, the end-to-end network performance experts, announced today that its professional services and network assurance technology helped Brazilian mobile operator TIM Brasil attain Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) 2.0 certification for its nationwide Carrier Ethernet business services in Brazil. The carrier received official recognition as a certified Carrier Ethernet 2.0 service provider on May 5th.

Accedian worked with TIM Brasil through its PASSPORT professional services portfolio in preparation for the carrier's MEF 2.0 network certification and also trained TIM's engineers to become Carrier Ethernet Certified Professionals (CECPs), as verified by MEF exams.

"This prestigious certification is accepted worldwide as the standard for service level agreement-backed business services," said Keith Donahue, Accedian VP for Product Management and Services. "By achieving it, TIM Brasil becomes the first carrier in Brazil to offer MEF 2.0-certified enterprise-grade services, opening up new business opportunities—particularly in the wholesale market."

"TIM Brasil has always considered itself to be a premium wholesale partner," said Marcelo Duarte, Wholesale Director. "This certification is the confirmation of our network and connection quality, allowing us to partner with the world's largest service providers. Accedian's support has been central to us achieving this key differentiator in the global marketplace."

MEF 2.0 certification requires a robust set of requirements, including:

• Meeting multiple class-of-service and application-oriented metrics and performance objectives, as well as interconnect with other providers
• Proof that all network elements and equipment meet CE 2.0 standards
• Ability to provide standardized services to other providers seeking an interconnect partnership in Brazil

TIM Brasil, Telecom Italia's presence in Brazil, is the second-largest mobile communications operator in Brazil (67.3 million mobile lines nationwide) and the country's largest 4G coverage provider. Its fiber network covers more than 70,000 km. TIM provides retail, corporate, and wholesale specialized services, using a unique and multiservice carrier grade network.

Accedian is recognized as a leader in performance assurance solutions that allow mobile network operators to provide a new level of user experience with exceptional reliability and quality of service (QoS). Accedian works closely with their customers to provide comprehensive professional services to help operators become recognized as premier, performance differentiated providers in their region.

Accedian PASSPORT Services' team of MEF certified professionals is backed by expertise gained through working with over 80% of the world's top Carrier Ethernet service providers, and over 12 years supporting Carrier Ethernet deployments worldwide. Accedian has trained hundreds of engineers to become CE certified.


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