Media Release, 24 February 2015

Telstra today announced it has achieved MEF CE 2.0 certification of its international Ethernet portfolio, giving its customers confidence in the quality and global reach of these products.

MEF CE 2.0 certification assures Telstra’s customers that its international network is compliant with the industry’s highest technical standards and this latest accreditation builds on the MEF CE 2.0 domestic certification achieved in March 2013 for its wholesale carrier Ethernet products.

Jim Clarke, Director, Marketing, Products and Pricing, Telstra Global Enterprise & Services said MEF CE 2.0 certification of Telstra’s international Ethernet portfolio demonstrated the company’s continued commitment to offering the best and leading technology standards for its products.

“At Telstra we have complete confidence in our service quality, and this next level of certification across our international Ethernet product range reaffirms this. Ultimately we strive for this level of certification so that our global customers can have guaranteed peace of mind on compatibility and ease of integration. With so many customers using our service as a component in a wider global IT environment, this seamless experience is critical,” Mr Clarke said.

Nan Chen, President of the MEF said the MEF Certification Program had been foundational in accelerating worldwide adoption of Carrier Ethernet solutions by tens of thousands of businesses and organisations.

“CE 2.0 certification is a highly challenging and significant accreditation to achieve and represents the gold standard of deployment for the marketplace. We congratulate Telstra on such an impressive result across its full international Ethernet product range,” Mr Chen concluded.

About the MEF

The MEF is the driving force behind the $70+ billion global market for Carrier Ethernet services and technologies and the defining body for LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration) standards that underpin emerging Third Network services with CE 2.0, SDN, and NFV. An industry alliance consisting of 220+ member organizations based in 43 countries, the MEF operates through a powerful collaborative framework of service providers, network solutions suppliers, and other stakeholders to achieve CE 2.0 and LSO development and globalization objectives. MEF’s flagship work is CE 2.0, including specifications, operational frameworks, and certification programs for services, equipment, and professionals. Visit for more details on these programs.  Building on fourteen years of success with Carrier Ethernet, the MEF is now focused on development of LSO with APIs to enable paradigm-shifting 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.