C Spire gets MEF CE 2.0 certification for E-access, E-line and E-LAN services

C Spire, a Mississippi-based telecommunications and technology services company, has received Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0 certification from MEF, the global body that oversees standards for carrier-grade, interoperable Ethernet, the company said.

The certification strengthens the company´s reputation as a major player in delivering a suite of data networking and complex telco services to other carriers, including wireless, interexchange, competitive local exchange, incumbent local exchange, cable television and internet service providers, universities, government agencies, hospitals and businesses.

C Spire received the certification from MEF after extensive third-party lab testing using more than 600 test cases based on industry standards and specifications.

Paglusch said the certification also validates C Spire´s ability to provide best-in-class Ethernet solutions that meet stringent operator-to-operator and interoperability requirements. The company´s services include E-line (point-to-point) and E-LAN (multipoint) configurations with dedicated fiber and equipment for both traditional and custom solutions.

Chen said the CE 2.0 certification program also shows that C Spire is capable of delivering innovative solutions optimized for the digital economy and a hyper-connected world. C Spire joins a prestigious group of more than 90 service providers based in 29 countries have now offer CE 2.0 certified services.

An industry association of 210+ member companies, MEF is enabling service providers to create a global ecosystem of networks that deliver agile, assured, and orchestrated services for the digital economy and hyper-connected world.

These services provide an on-demand, cloud-centric experience with user and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities. They are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), SDN, and NFV. MEF produces LSO frameworks, open LSO APIs, software-driven reference implementations, service specifications, and certification programs. MEF´s work will enable automated delivery of standardized wavelength, Carrier Ethernet, IP, SD-WAN, and Layer 4-7 services across multiple provider networks.

C Spire is a diversified telecommunications and technology services company that provides world-class customer-inspired service and a superior comprehensive suite of wireless communications, high-speed Internet access and a range of other telecommunications products and services to consumers and businesses.