Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Optimum Lightpath Receives MEF 14 Certification

Cablevision's Optimum Lightpath division received the Metro Ethernet Forum's (MEF) MEF 14 Service Provider Certification. As part of the process, the Optimum Lightpath network was certified to support E-Line, V-Line and E-LAN solutions. Testing was completed by Iometrix - the MEF's independent certification lab - to ensure compliance with the Abstract Test Suite for Traffic Management (MEF-14-ATS).

Optimum Lightpath was one of only 11 service providers from around the globe to be certified under the inaugural Certification Program.

Separately, Optimum Lightpath received the "2007 Regional Carrier Ethernet Service Provider of the Year" award among North American Carrier Ethernet providers. The company has more than 2,400 route miles of fiber in the ground and more than 2000 lit commercial buildings in the New York metro area. The company claims that more than 50 percent of hospitals in the New York metropolitan area are now using its Optimum Lightpath network for high capacity and high bandwidth integrated IP data, Internet and voice solutions.