“Carrier Ethernet is the way forward for South Africa and the continent as a whole,” said Richard. “If we want high speed Internet everywhere, service providers need to connect their networks together. The best way to achieve this is through the MEF, whose standards are the common language in an interconnected world.”
Gary Williams, Head of Presales Engineering at Metrofibre networx, the seminar’s principle host and MEF South Africa Marketing Co-Chair adds:
“We are delighted to welcome Richard and the Ministry of Communication to our inaugural event in South Africa. The seminar has the potential to significantly change the network landscape of South Africa and the rest of the continent. Carrier Ethernet is an established technology which everyone supports. If MEF standards can be adopted across the food chain and government can facilitate, we have the ability to rapidly connect our national networks together. This will have a hugely positive impact on the nation’s productivity.”
About the MEF:
The MEF is a global industry alliance comprising more than 200 organizations, including telecommunications service providers, cable MSOs, network equipment/software manufacturers, semiconductor vendors and testing organizations. The MEF’s mission is to accelerate the worldwide adoption of Carrier-class Ethernet networks and services. The MEF develops Carrier Ethernet technical specifications and implementation agreements to promote interoperability and deployment of Carrier Ethernet worldwide.
For more information about the Forum, including a complete listing of all current MEF members, please visit the MEF web site at http://www.MetroEthernetForum.org/