MEF certification is an endorsement of SEACOM’s services
Pan-African telecom enabler, SEACOM, has earned the Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification for services from the MEF, an industry association that provides a global services framework and the foundation for service innovation in the telecoms industry.
The MEF Certification Programme enables service providers to certify that their Carrier Ethernet services comply with the relevant MEF specifications.
It assures SEACOM wholesale and commercial customers that the operator’s network services conform to MEF’s exacting standards of quality and performance.
SEACOM was certified for all four MEF service types in November 2016. These include E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree and E-Access.
Only a handful of carriers in Africa have received this certification, and SEACOM is one of the few to have achieved the certification across a full suite of services. Worldwide, more than 200 MEF certified service products have been deployed by more than 70 service providers using around 500 certified products from 80 equipment manufacturers.
Says Mark Tinka, SEACOM’s Head of Engineering: “We are delighted to have received this certificate confirming that our Ethernet capabilities will meet the strictest requirements of the large enterprise clients and our wholesale service provider customers. SEACOM offers the largest African MPLS backbone and our Ethernet services deliver high-quality connectivity with industry-leading PoP-to-PoP service level agreements.”
SEACOM’s Ethernet Service provides flexible point-to-point and point-to-multipoint EoMPLS connectivity between major African and International interconnection points. Investment in metro connectivity together with partnerships with leading regional service providers enable SEACOM to deliver services directly into customer premises across Africa and the globe.
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SEACOM launched Africa’s first broadband submarine cable system along the eastern and southern coastlines in 2009, bringing with it a vast supply of high quality and affordable Internet bandwidth.
Since then, SEACOM has moved beyond being a cable operator to become a major pan-African service provider, offering a full suite of resilient and scalable data services that allow Africa’s growing ICT community to develop and evolve.
Ranging from dedicated IPL transmission services, flexible Ethernet services, to resilient IP Transit service capabilities and accessible Internet connectivity, SEACOM can now provide tailor-made communication solutions.
Today, SEACOM is the preferred partner for African businesses, network carriers and service providers. Through its ownership of Africa’s most extensive ICT data infrastructure – including multiple subsea cables and a resilient, continent-wide IP-MPLS network – SEACOM provides flexible, scalable and high-quality communications services that enable the growth of the continent’s economy.
The SEACOM Business division leverages this infrastructure and last-mile partnerships to provide the African business market with best-in-class connectivity and Cloud services at highly competitive prices. Its offerings include fibre Internet access with options ranging from 25Mbps up to 1Gbps.
SEACOM is privately owned and operated, allowing the company the agility to rapidly deploy new services, commercial structures and infrastructure in response to customer requirements. SEACOM is also able to provide true open-access services with no red tape or hidden costs.
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