Globe Business is first in Asia to achieve MEF CE 2.0 certification

Globe Business has established yet another industry milestone as it becomes the first in Asia to earn the significant Metro Ethernet Forum – Carrier Ethernet (MEF CE) 2.0 certification on March 20, 2013, elevating its status as among top service providers worldwide which can now deliver added benefits to its customers by matching enterprise users’ application performance needs to MEF services with specific service-level agreements (SLAs).

FIRST IN ASIA. Globe Business Head Jesus Romero proudly announced that Globe Business is the first telecoms services provider in Asia to earn the Metro Ethernet Forum – Carrier Ethernet (MEF CE) 2.0 certification on March 20, 2013. “This certification elevates the status of Globe Business as among top service providers worldwide. It is not only an important achievement for us but it also augurs well for the local ICT industry. It reflects our company’s genuine commitment to deliver world-class and best-in-class services to our customers,” he said. Globe Business is presently the only Philippine and Asian service provider, and fourth in the world, to achieve MEF CE 2.0 certification. This means that Globe Business can deploy its products and solutions much faster, and guarantee customers of globally-compliant services which will work seamlessly with their network.

Head of Globe Business Jesus Romero lauded the company’s latest accolade, noting that “being the first not only in the Philippines but in Asia to receive certification for Carrier Ethernet 2.0 is not only an important achievement for us but it also augurs well for the local ICT industry. It reflects our company’s genuine commitment to deliver world-class and best-in-class services to our customers.”

GLOBE BUSINESS was recently certified as one of the best telecoms service providers in Asia and the world as it received the prestigious Metro Ethernet Forum – Carrier Ethernet (MEF CE) 2.0 certification. This means that Globe Business is able to deploy its products and solutions much faster, and guarantee customers of globally-compliant services which will work seamlessly with their network. The certification also proves that Globe Business is now at the forefront of innovation in the Philippines. Its status as the first company to be MEF CE 2.0 certified in Asia demonstrates that the Philippine telecommunications and ICT industry are moving ahead with Globe Business in the lead. Show in photo is the Globe Telecom’s Network Operations Center (NOC) which is now one of the best in Asia and the world.

As the pioneer of premium-grade corporate solutions in the country, Globe Business is presently the only Philippine and Asian service provider, and fourth in the world, to achieve MEF CE 2.0 certification with its point-to-point E-Line (EPL and EVPL) and multipoint-to-multipoint E-LAN services, strengthening its Ethernet services’ MEF 9 and MEF 14 certifications or MEF CE 1.0 which define Ethernet service functionality and service performance, respectively. These accreditations enhance the company’s end-to-end service Operation, Administration and Maintenance (or OAM) capabilities for the three-level Class of Service and Tier 1 service performance as they make Globe Business Ethernet services the best choice at world-class standards.

Its next generation MEF CE 2.0 also extends the original purpose of Carrier Ethernet with added vital features, including easier interconnection with global Ethernet providers and partners for multiple standard service types as well as enabling new levels of efficiency for mobile backhaul.

Globe Business Head of Enterprise Segments Grace Castillo assured that “with our MEF CE2.0 certified services, we can deploy our products and solutions much faster, provide guarantee to customers of globally-compliant services which will work seamlessly with their network and allow end-to-end visibility to perform faster issue identification and resolution as well as ensure SLA delivery.”

“What this means in terms of Classes of Service is that our customers can run multiple and critical applications while we assist and support them in prioritizing which ones can pass through Ethernet traffic. Likewise, we can conduct non-intrusive tests with added testing parameters leading to quicker turn-around time in pinpointing issues and resolutions, less service downtime, ensure SLAs and improve after-sales support. This gives them a definite advantage when subscribing to our MEF CE 2.0-certified Ethernet services,” she added.

Meanwhile, Globe Business Head of Business Products and Services Francisco Claravall confirmed that “this accreditation from a global-certifying IT body is actually the result of the hard work and commitment put in by our Data Network Planning and Engineering, our Product Management team, as well as our colleagues from Tellabs and Iometrix through extended days and nights of continuous, round-the-clock assessing and resolving issues during the course of the certification tests. Our synergies were focused toward the collective goal of giving the country its first MEF CE 2.0 certified-service through Globe Business.”

ONE OF THE BEST IN ASIA AND THE WORLD. The Globe Business Team happily received recognition as the first telecoms services provider in Asia, and the fourth in the world, to earn the Metro Ethernet Forum – Carrier Ethernet (MEF CE) 2.0 certification on March 20, 2013. The certification proves that Globe Business can deploy its products and solutions much faster, and guarantee customers of globally-compliant services which will work seamlessly with their network

Already, Globe Business customers have commended its move to take its Ethernet services several notches higher, as attested by a long-time client and local insurance giant Philamlife: “We’ve known Globe Business to be at the forefront of innovation in the Philippines.  Being the first locally to be MEF CE 2.0 certified and, better yet, in Asia, is a breakthrough not only for the company but for the country as well.  This demonstrates that the Philippine telecommunications and ICT industry are moving ahead, with Globe Business leading the way,” said Nilo Zantua, Vice President and Head of IT Infrastructure of PhilamLife.

Romero commented: “We believe that more than just an accreditation document, this acknowledgment from a global certifying body will translate into tangible benefits that our customers will feel and will be delighted about:  simpler and faster deployment as well as standardized services that offer them more choices, giving them more reasons to be with Globe Business over and above any other provider.”

THE GLOBE BUSINESS TEAM recently received the prestigious Metro Ethernet Forum – Carrier Ethernet (MEF CE) 2.0 certification on March 20, 2013—making Globe Business the first telecoms provider in Asia and only the fourth the world to be certified for its point-to-point E-Line (EPL and EVPL) and multipoint-to-multipoint E-LAN services, strengthening its Ethernet services’ MEF 9 and MEF 14 certifications or MEF CE 1.0 which define Ethernet service functionality and service performance. This means that Globe Business guarantees customers of globally-compliant services which will work seamlessly with their network and allow end-to-end visibility to perform faster issue identification and resolution as well as ensure SLA delivery. This makes Globe Business Ethernet services the best choice at world-class standards

Being a non-profit organization, MEF sets global standards on Ethernet services in terms of reliability, speed and SLAs and promotes worldwide adoption of Carrier-class Ethernet networks and services. With the recent conferment of the MEF CE 2.0 certification, Globe Business revalidates its MEF 9 and 14 compliances as it tests its network’s capabilities for Service OAM for end-to-end management outlining three levels of Class of Service: low, medium and high, and conducts a more rigid performance analysis based on MEF-defined performance objectives and performance tiers which the company convincingly excelled-in for all of its Ethernet services.

WIRED vs WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK (LAN)

Last October 22, 2010, my employer (other group of companies) requested me to make a budget proposal for the expenses needed in having an internet connection which is either a wired or wireless Local Area Network (LAN) from their previous room (where the dsl and router installed) to their new area or office room. It is not advisable then to tranfer the dsl connection and wireless & wired router because the’re still users who will be connecting in the network. The existing wifi of their PCs are also can’t  access to the wireless network because of obstructions like walls that can greatly reduce their range.
In preparation for the budget, I have to consider the area or location, speed or bandwidth of DSL applied, cost and quantity and quality of materials that will be use and of course the flexibility & convience of the users.
The budget proposal that I have made for the Local Area Network (LAN) internet connection is with details as follows:
Option 1 – Wired Local Area Network (LAN) Internet Connection
Users 1 & 2 requires a 93 meters UTP Cable-Digilink (Branded) with a cost of one thousand six hundred sixty pesos (Php.1,660.00) and 4 pieces RJ-45 with a cost of forty pesos (Php.40.00). Option 1 requires a total budgeted cost of one thousand seven hundred pesos (Php.1,700.00).Option 2 – Wireless Local Area Network (LAN) Internet Connection

It requires a 35 meters UTP Cable-Digilink (Branded) for a cost of seven hundred pesos (Php.700.00), 2 pieces RJ-45 with a cost of twenty pesos (Php.20.00) and 1 set Access Point (Wireless-Linksys) with a cost of two thousand nine hundred (Php.2,900.00), more or less. Option 2 requires a total budgeted  cost of three thousand six hundred thirty pesos (Php.3,630.00), more or less.Which is better – wired or wireless? The statement(wired vs wireless) below summarizes the main criteria we’ve considered in this blog. If you are very cost-conscious, need maximum performance of your home or small office system, and don’t care much about mobility, then a wired Ethernet LAN is probably right for you.If on the other hand, cost is less of an issue, you like being an early adopter of leading-edge technologies, and you are really concerned about the task of wiring your home or small business with Ethernet cable, then you should certainly consider a wireless LAN.

Wired vs Wireless

For wired LAN, installation is moderate difficulty; cost is less expensive, reliability is high reasonably; performance is very good; security is reasonably good and mobility is limited.

On the other hand, wireless LAN, installation is easier but beware interference; cost is more expensive; reliability is high; performance is good; security is reasonably good and its mobility is outstanding.

For the management, I will suggest that  Option 1-Wired LAN is preferable in terms of connection which has a very good performance and cost is less expensive.

But still, the decision is upon the descretion of the management on which LAN connection they will prefer and best suitable to their networking requirements.