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December 18, 2012

Verizon Wins Metro Ethernet Forum Awards for Carrier Ethernet Business Services

By Anshu Shrivastava
TMCnet Contributor


Verizon (News - Alert) has said that it has received the top Metro Ethernet Forum (News - Alert) awards for its leadership and innovation in developing and delivering Carrier Ethernet business services.

“To win the Carrier Ethernet Global Service Provider of the Year award for the fourth year in a row -- on top of our other global accolades -- is a tremendous achievement and a testament to our continued innovation in the Ethernet space,” said Shawn Hakl, vice president for products and solutions at Verizon.

Additionally, the company received two Carrier Ethernet Business Application Awards for Asia-Pacific, the Best Marketing award for the Americas and the North America Regional Service Provider award.

The 2012 MEF (News - Alert) Carrier Ethernet Awards recognize excellence and leadership in the development, marketing and delivery of Carrier Ethernet Services and are judged by independent panels consisting of senior industry analysts. Annually, these awards are presented in North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and the Caribbean and Latin American regions.

Company officials said that this year's awards featured an enhanced business applications category, which recognizes partnerships between service providers and their clients in the delivery of Ethernet business services.

Verizon’s submissions featuring Aicent -- mobile data services category -- and Juniper Networks (News - Alert) -- manufacturing category -- were the winners in the inaugural Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application Awards in Asia-Pacific.

Hakl said that this year, the company is also pleased to have been able to showcase its capabilities through its relationships with Aicent and Juniper Networks.

“Our work with both companies demonstrates the breadth and depth of our capabilities in the Ethernet space, and we are particularly delighted to have received MEF awards in recognition of this,” he said.

Verizon Communications delivers broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. The company also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over the most advanced fiber-optic network in the U.S., and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500.

Earlier this month, directors of Verizon Communications declared a quarterly dividend of 51.5 cents per outstanding share, which is unchanged from the previous quarter.

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Edited by Rich Steeves

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