Juniper Networks Inc. has announced that Iometrix, an independent testing lab, has certified that its M- and T-Seri...
October 18, 2006
Juniper Networks Inc. has announced that Iometrix, an independent testing lab, has certified that its M- and T-Series routers are able to deliver Carrier Ethernet services based on the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) technical specifications MEF 9 and MEF 14 for scalability and Quality of Service (QoS).
The MEF’s Carrier Ethernet Certification Program is designed to ensure that global equipment and services comply with MEF standards and pave the way for eventual interoperability.
MEF 9 tests the conformance of Ethernet Services at the User-Network Interface (UNI) where the Subscriber and Service Provider portions of the network meet.
MEF 14 provides solid QoS backed by Service Level specifications for Carrier Ethernet services, enabling service providers to deliver Service Level Agreements (SLAs) to their corporate customers.
It also provides performance and QoS metrics for multiplay services including video.
“Carrier Ethernet, a part of the broader IP infrastructure, is the means by which most operators will deliver their next-generation multiplay services including video, gaming and others,” said Shailesh Shukla, Juniper’s vice president of service provider marketing and partnerships.