06 March 2015
MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (MEF-CECP) Program Sees Over 80%
Increase In Past 12 Months
18 December 2014, Los Angeles, CA – The MEF congratulates Sendang Praptomo from Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin Singapore) for winning the MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (MEF-CECP) of the Year award for 2014. The award is given to the MEF-CECP who has shown leadership in the expansion of Carrier Ethernet around the world or has provided the most outstanding technical contribution to the Carrier Ethernet Technical Community. Praptomo was presented with the award at a special MEF 2014 Ethernet Excellence Awards Dinner at the GEN14 conference held in Washington, DC during 17-20 November. He was among three finalists that included Marjory Sy from PLDT and Simi Babbar from Time Warner Cable.
“Sendang is a role model for MEF-CECPs. Following his certification, he led the development of standardized, certified services for Telin Singapore, the International arm of PT Telkom Indonesia. Thereafter, he championed the introduction of CE 2.0 knowledge in the Indonesian market itself,” said Kevin Vachon, MEF Chief Operating Officer.
“I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the MEF for this award,” said Sendang Praptomo. “This is one of the highest accolades you can give an engineer in recognition of his or her dedication to supporting Carrier Ethernet business growth, whether internally within their organization or externally in the industry. And because this certification isn’t tied-in to any specific vendor, PT Telkom Indonesia is able to implement its knowledge across the entire telecommunication industry, whether with service providers, enterprises, or government institutions. It also enables us to communicate internally using common terms, and this has increased our productivity and helped us gain business.”
The addition of the new MEF-CECP of the Year Award to this year’s MEF Ethernet Excellence Awards program underscores the tremendous success and growth of the MEF-CECP program since its inception. Over the past 12 months, the number of MEF-CECPs has increased more than 80% to exceed 2,725 professionals at 313 organizations spread across 66 countries. Level 3 leads the way with 275+ MEF-CECPs in its organization, followed by Time Warner Cable, Fujitsu Network Communications, Coriant, and Tata Communications.
The accelerating adoption of the MEF-CECP program is due in great part to the number of service providers and network equipment vendors that are increasingly recognizing the benefits of the certification and have now included it as part of their job training/career development programs. Some are also mandating the MEF-CECP certification as a requirement for new hires, or as a contingency for continued employment by existing personnel. These companies are testifying to a much deeper understanding of MEF services and how their customer needs may be met with standards-based CE 2.0 services as a result of the certification. Many are also witnessing a faster time to market with new services and a demonstrable competitive advantage of having the most qualified professionals in the Carrier Ethernet industry backing their services and/or equipment. Individuals that obtain their certification report a better understanding of MEF Technical Specifications and the ability to bridge the gaps between these specifications and their own networks, leading to higher efficiency and productivity on the job.
A testimonial on the drivers and impact on Time Warner Cable Business as a result of its growing numbers of MEF-CECPs is available on the MEF web site at http://metroethernetforum.org/certification-mef-cecp/testimonials
About the MEF
The MEF is the defining body and driving force behind the global market for Carrier Ethernet services and technologies. MEF’s flagship work is CE 2.0, including specifications, operational frameworks, and certification programs for services, equipment, and professionals (MEF-CECP 2.0). An industry alliance consisting of more than 220 member organizations, the MEF operates through a powerful collaborative framework of service providers, network solutions suppliers, and other stakeholders to achieve its CE 2.0 development and globalization objectives.
Building on thirteen years of success and widespread adoption of CE 2.0, MEF is now focused on defining LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration) with APIs for existing network, NFV, and SDN implementations, enabling more agile, assured, and orchestrated services over more efficient, automated networks. The MEF’s vision for the transformation of network connectivity services and the networks used to deliver them is referred to as the “Third Network,” which combines the on-demand agility and ubiquity of the Internet with the performance and security assurances of CE 2.0. For information on the Third Network Vision, based on Network as a Service principles, download the MEF Third Network Vision & Strategy White Paper.
For more information about the MEF, please visit www.MetroEthernetForum.org
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