Converge ICT underpins Ethernet capabilities with MEF CE 2.0 Certification

Leading Philippine ICT Solutions Provider Strengthens Services Portfolio with Coriant Packet Transport Platform

Converge ICT (CICT) Solutions, the leading provider of pure fiber internet solutions in the Philippines, today announced it has further strengthened its Carrier Ethernet services capabilities with successful completion of MEF CE 2.0 Certification. The certification augments the company’s core solutions competencies.

The rigorous CE 2.0 testing included certification of E-Line EPL/EVPL, E-Access EPL/EVPL, and E-LAN/EP-LAN service configurations, and was performed across CICT’s deployed metro core and regional transport infrastructure leveraging the Coriant® 7090 Packet Transport Platform and Coriant Transcend™ Chorus network management solution.

“This important milestone reinforces our ability to meet our customers’ stringent performance requirements with a portfolio of best-in-class Ethernet services,” said Jesus Romero, Chief Operating Officer, Converge ICT Solutions. “Our advanced Carrier Ethernet capabilities also provide the reliable foundation for enhanced service interoperability and interconnection leveraging standards-based CE 2.0 interworking.”

Currently in the midst of a massive nationwide fiber network rollout, CICT has taken a holistic approach to the company’s expansion efforts. As a result, CICT’s strategy includes ensuring that its portfolio of product offerings is fully reinforced to better serve its target markets and customers. That is the primary reason behind its engagement with industry-leading packet optical transport provider Coriant, who provided support during the certification process.

The MEF CE 2.0 Services Certification Program enables service providers to certify that their connectivity services comply with the relevant MEF specifications. The program has been a driving force behind the successful deployment of Carrier Ethernet services worldwide. The Converge CE 2.0 services certification testing was administered by MEF’s approved third-party testing entity Iometrix, and was conducted in July.

Nan Chen, President of MEF said, “MEF congratulates Converge upon the successful completion of the rigorous testing associated with MEF CE 2.0 services certification, our widely recognized standard of excellence for service performance in the global marketplace. This achievement demonstrates the company’s commitment to developing and delivering innovative Ethernet services that meet demanding application requirements.” 

The CICT nationwide deployment of the Coriant® 7090 Packet Transport Platform spans over 450 sites and enables Converge to better serve the broadband, wholesale, and cloud connectivity needs of its small, medium, and large enterprise customers. 

“We are pleased to be a trusted partner to Converge ICT and were excited to have the opportunity to provide configuration support during the company’s recent MEF certification testing,” said Alfred Ling, Managing Director, North Asia & Oceania, Coriant. “Our CE 2.0-capable transport solutions are purpose-built for the fast, efficient, and reliable introduction of carrier-grade Ethernet connectivity, which enables service providers like Converge to differentiate their end-to-end service offerings.”

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