Wednesday, January 9, 2008

SingTel Offers MEF-certified Carrier Ethernet services

Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) announced Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) certification of its suite of business Ethernet services.

Services that have been certified include SingTel's local connectivity service MetroEthernet and international connectivity services ConnectPlus E-VPN and E-line. To comply with MEF specifications, SingTel had to undergo three stages of certification. This included a detailed analysis of SingTel's Ethernet offerings, as well as more than 300 stringent lab and field tests. These tests verify compliance with key Carrier Ethernet criteria: scalability, reliability, ability to support multiple applications, robust service level agreements and global interoperability.

SingTel's business Ethernet services include:

  • MetroEthernet -- a dedicated Layer-2 Ethernet service that offers granular and scalable private data connections within Singapore. With island-wide coverage, SingTel MetroEthernet Service provides customers with a cost-effective way to connect sites via secure, private and dedicated network infrastructure, with the flexibility to upgrade its bandwidth without disruption.

  • ConnectPlus E-Line -- a highly secure and reliable international point-to-point Ethernet service deployed over SingTel's global next generation SDH network. Delivered with an Ethernet interface, the ConnectPlus E-Line service simplifies global network management and facilitates seamless network upgrades, making it a highly scalable solution for all businesses.

  • ConnectPlus E-VPN -- a Layer-2 VPN based on Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) technology using Ethernet Interface as a standard access interface. Deployed over SingTel's MPLS network, it provides a scalable, reliable and secured network-based Ethernet VPN solution.

SingTel's MEF Certification is the first of its kind in ASEAN, and is poised to set new standards for the delivery of carrier grade Ethernet services in the region.

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