Intelsat worked with MEF member companies to amend MEF 23 with a new Performance Tier (PT5).
Intelsat has become the first satellite operator to achieve MEF 3.0 Carrier Ethernet (CE) certification for services delivered through its integrated space and global terrestrial network.
Now, customers can integrate Intelsats global network solutions into their network solutions with the added assurance of MEF-certified performance and security. This also supports Intelsats Unified Network vision to enable seamless, end-to-end orchestrated services, driven by our integration of 5G and other open standards.
Speaking about the achievement, Lance Hassan, Director of Terrestrial Network Innovation at Intelsat, said: “Intelsats achievement of MEF 3.0 certification ensures that customers can rely on Intelsat to provide Ethernet services that meet the demands of enterprise, government and wholesale use cases with key performance indicators that define the industry standard for high-quality. This achievement also demonstrates Intelsats leadership as a satellite communications company and global provider of network solutions.”
MEF service definitions help telecom service providers accelerate product development and service implementations, with definitive measures to ensure consistency of the quality of the services they provide. As part of Intelsats continued efforts to drive open standards development and adoption across the satellite industry, the company worked with MEF member companies to amend MEF 23 with a new Performance Tier (PT5) that defines a new Class of Service performance objectives for satellite-based networks, the company stated.
Bob Mandeville, President and Founder of Iometrix, MEFs testing partner for carrier ethernet certifications, added: “Intelsat, in achieving our industrys first MEF 3.0 certification for GEO satellite-based Carrier Ethernet services, is adding a dimension to MEFs important work that will benefit users no matter where they stand on the globe.”
Kevin Vachon, Chief Operating Officer of MEF, commented: “Companies in the satellite community are crucially important in enabling accessibility of carrier ethernet services anywhere on the planet. Achieving MEF 3.0 certification facilitates interoperability with terrestrial networks and lays the groundwork to ultimately achieve service automation with MEFs Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) framework and APIs. We congratulate Intelsat on their certification achievements.”