Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Cisco Launches QoS Certification for Switched Ethernet Services

Cisco Systems announced new certification requirements for service providers wishing to receive a "Cisco Powered Network" designation for Ethernet services.

The Cisco Powered Network certification process requires the service provider to undergo an annual third-party, on-site assessment, to validate that the provider follows best practices for delivering recommended levels of network performance (including latency, jitter and packet loss) and customer support for the different types of video, voice and data services. The certification also specifies that the service-level agreement must span the network from customer-edge to customer-edge in order to provide the end-to-end transparency and seamless management essential to support real-time voice, video and mission-critical applications.

COLT is the first service provider in Europe to earn a Cisco Powered Network designation with QoS certification for its Switched Ethernet services.

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