Liquid Telecom has become the first Pan-African fibre operator to receive the MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) services certification, an achievement that cements its position as the leading wholesale carrier in Africa.
This was announced earlier today by the….. companys Group Chief of Networks Ramzi Shalak.
“This MEF CE 2.0 certification shows that the design, quality and performance of our Carrier Ethernet services are consistent globally, and conform to the highest and most up-to-date industry standards ,Liquid Telecom is now even better positioned to help enterprise and carrier customers around the world to grow their business and expand into new markets in Africa.” He said
MEF is the global industry alliance and defining body for Carrier Ethernet. Its mission is to accelerate the worldwide adoption of Carrier-class Ethernet networks and services.
It conducts a comprehensive testing programme for the services and products of both vendors and operators. The certification confirms that Liquid Telecom has built a high-quality, robust and resilient network that meets the industry’s top global standard for Carrier Ethernet.
For Liquid Telecom’s customers – wholesale, retail and enterprise – the certification confirms and guarantees SLAs, network transparency, latency and a host of other performance indicators.
Over a period of four months, the MEF-approved test lab, Iometrix, extensively tested and independently verified Liquid Telecom’s E-Line service delivered over its fibre network which currently spans 20,000km crossing borders from the tip of Uganda to Cape Town – and expanding at the rate of around 100km a week.
Neotel in South Africa is the only other operator based in Africa to have achieved MEF CE 2.0 certification.