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August 09, 2010

Albis Technology Passes MEF Conformance Certification

By David Sims
TMCnet Contributing Editor


Albis Technologies, a vendor of electronic systems, has announced that its Universal Line Access Family ACCEED 1416 and 1404 equipment has successfully passed the Metro Ethernet Forum conformance certification program for Ethernet Private Line, Ethernet Virtual Private Line and Ethernet LAN.

The MEF (News - Alert) certification "verifies the compliance of vendor equipment and services with MEF technical specifications," Albis officials say, adding that since launching in 2005, "just over 100 companies have been approved for certification."

Early this year TMC (News - Alert) had the news that Zurich-based Albis announced the European launch of its ACCEED Ethernet First Mile for Carrier grade high-speed Ethernet services. The new service, aimed at network operators, "delivers fiber-optic speeds over existing copper wires, enabling operators to improve their infrastructure and enhance their performance," according to company officials at the time.

Patrik Schonenberger, VP Business Access, Albis Technologies, said infrastructure and network optimization are "key to ensuring maximum ROI for network operators."

In obtaining MEF 9 and its complementary MEF 14 standards verification, Albis Technologies officials say this "demonstrates the quality of the ULAF+ ACCEED products. The MEF 9 standard defines the Ethernet transmission at the User Network Interface while the MEF 14 standard covers service performance, bandwidth profile rate enforcement and traffic management issues in the network."

Vitus Leimbacher, Business Developer of Albis Technologies, said it's their aim to "ensure that all our products are compliant with MEF comprehensive test suites. We endorse MEFs activities and the Carrier Ethernet standards that it promotes. Certification brings real benefits to our customers and gives us an advantage within the market. Compliance to the MEF standards guarantees to our customers interoperability among different vendors and service providers."Albis Technologies is a member of the Metro Ethernet Forum (News - Alert) and "entirely shares the MEF objective to accelerate the adoption of Carrier Ethernet," company officials say.

David Sims is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of David’s articles, please visit his columnist page. He also blogs for TMCnet here.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri

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