MEF Announces 2013 Worldwide Carrier Ethernet Awards Finalists

October 24, 2013

MEF-CE-Awards-logoVertical Systems Group’s Rosemary Cochran and Erin Dunne participated on the judging panel for the 2013 MEF Carrier Ethernet Awards along with other senior industry analysts. Finalists for the prestigious global and regional awards were announced this week at the MEF quarterly meeting in Seattle.

The MEF’s annual Awards recognize excellence and leadership in the development, marketing and delivery of Carrier Ethernet Services. They are presented annually for the Global market and Asia-Pacific, North America, EMEA, and Caribbean & Latin American regions. The winners in all categories will be announced by the MEF in November.

“We had an impressive number of quality entries for this year’s Ethernet Awards program, including many excellent case studies related to Carrier Ethernet business applications,” said Nan Chen, President of the MEF. “The MEF congratulates the Finalists for their quality work in accelerating the worldwide adoption of high-performance, productivity-enhancing Carrier Ethernet services.”

Global Awards Finalists include the following:

  • Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application – PCCW Global, SingTel, Verizon
  • Best Wholesale Ethernet Service – PCCW Global, SingTel, Verizon
  • Best Marketing – PCCW Global, SingTel, Verizon
  • Service Provider of the Year – PCCW Global, SingTel, Verizon

Asia-Pacific Awards Finalists include the following:

  • Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application – SingTel, TATA, Vertical Telecoms
  • Best Wholesale Ethernet Service – PLDT, SingTel, TATA
  • Best Marketing – PLDT, SingTel, TATA
  • Service Provider of the Year – PLDT, SingTel, TATA

North American Awards Finalists include the following:

  • Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application – AT&T, Comcast, Level 3
  • Best Wholesale Ethernet Service – AT&T, Comcast, Verizon
  • Best Marketing – AT&T, Comcast, Verizon
  • Service Provider of the Year – AT&T, Comcast, Verizon

EMEA Awards Finalists include the following:

  • Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application – Colt, GTS CE, Verizon
  • Best Wholesale Ethernet Service – Colt, GTS CE, Telecom Italia
  • Best Marketing – Colt, GTS CE, Verizon
  • Service Provider of the Year – Colt, GTS CE

Caribbean & Latin American Awards Finalists include the following:

  • Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application – Internexa S.A., Level 3
  • Best Wholesale Ethernet Service – Internexa S.A., Level 3
  • Best Marketing – Internexa S.A., Verizon
  • Service Provider of the Year – GlobeNet, Internexa S.A