MEF Announces Winners of 2013 Asia-PacificCarrier Ethernet Service Provider Awards

November 29, 2013

tataThe winners of the prestigious MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) Carrier Ethernet Awards for the Asia-Pacific region were announced today. Recognized as a celebration of excellence and leadership in the development, marketing and delivery of Carrier Ethernet Business & Wholesale Services, these awards are presented annually for the Global market and APAC, North America, EMEA, and Caribbean & Latin American regions.

The judging panel for the global and regional awards was comprised of senior analysts from IDC, Infonetics, Vertical Systems, Gartner, Frost & Sullivan, and Ovum.
This year’s Awards encompassed four specific categories to encourage the widest range of submissions, regardless of company size or network footprint.
· “Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application” – recognizes partnerships between Service Providers and their clients in the delivery of Carrier Ethernet services for application verticals.This year’s winner of the APAC Award was Tata Communications, out of fellow finalists Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) and Vertel.

· “Best Wholesale Ethernet Service” – awarded to the Service Provider with the most robust wholesale service offering extending the reach of Ethernet services, including Mobile Backhaul and Business Ethernet Services.The APAC Award went to Singapore Telecommunications Limited, over fellow finalists PLDT and Tata Communications.

· “Best Marketing” – awarded to the Service Provider who has run the most successful marketing campaign to promote their Ethernet service portfolio in the period from September 2012 onward. This includes assessment of marketing campaign goals and objectives, how companies differentiated their services, and the results gained.In the APAC Awards, Philippines-based PLDT took the honors, with finalists Singapore Telecommunications Limited and Tata Communications close behind.

· “Service Provider of the Year” –awarded on the basis of the cumulative score from the above 3 categories plus ratings related to coverage, partnerships/interconnects and access technologies for a provider that is headquartered in and offering Ethernet services primarily within the APAC region. The winner was Tata Communications, which scored ahead offinalists Singapore Telecommunications Limited and PLDT.
“Out of all the geographic regions, APAC had the largest number of companies competing in this year’s awards program, so rising to the top of this list is a great achievement,” said Nan Chen, President of the MEF. “We congratulate the teams at award winners Tata Communications, SingTel, and PLDT for their demonstrated commitment to continued Carrier Ethernet service innovation and value-creation for their customers.”

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