Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Salira's EPON Attains MEF Carrier Ethernet Certification

Salira Systems' Ethernet PON (EPON) solution has attained MEF-9 and MEF-14 certification status for Carrier Ethernet services. MEF-14 certification is the first global program to test for QoS conformance, which is critical for delivering stringent service level agreements to enterprise customers. The certification is sanctioned by the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF). Salira noted that it is the first EPON vendor to gain such certification.

"For many compelling reasons, enterprise customers are moving more of their mission-critical applications to Ethernet-based networks," said André Martineau, Senior Director, Business Solutions for Advance Newhouse Communications. "As this migration continues, it is becoming increasingly important to ensure that our networks are Carrier Ethernet compliant. Salira's MEF-9 and MEF-14 certifications are an important contribution to meeting our customers' needs."