Demonstrating its strength in the carrier Ethernet services space, GTS Central Europe (GTS), recently bagged two prestigious industry awards from the MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum (News - Alert)), a global industry alliance comprising more than 200 organizations including telecommunications service providers, cable MSOs, network equipment/software manufacturers, semiconductors vendors and testing organizations.
The company representatives received the ”Best Wholesale Ethernet Service” and “Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application” awards at the recently concluded Carrier Ethernet World Congress in Barcelona. The winning of the awards for a second consecutive year reinforces GTS’ leadership position in the EMEA region and proves the popularity of its suite of Ethernet products.
The Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application was presented to the Slovakia Broadcast and Television company. The fully managed Ethernet Media Line supported the broadcast of the 2011 IIHF World Championship tournament.
The Best Wholesale Ethernet Service award recognizes GTS’ effort in extending Ethernet services availability and reach within the region. The Ethernet services are now delivered in nine additional central and eastern European countries, followed by the company’s membership in the Ethernet Exchanges ancotel and Equinix (News - Alert) in Frankfurt.
As Central and Eastern Europe’s biggest provider of integrated telecommunications and data center services, GTS owns and operates an extensive fiber optic and data center network throughout the region. From basic voice and data to complex virtual private networks and managed data center services, the firm assembles the latest technology with its unique network to provide industry-leading customer solutions. It caters to more than 40,000 business, carrier and government customers
The company has reportedly played a key role in the growth of Ethernet industry in the EMEA region. With its end-to-end carrier Ethernet platform, GTS fostered the adoption of carrier Ethernet services and inspired Ethernet developments in the region.
“This is a great achievement, which proves our ability to seize market momentum and demonstrate our strong execution skills. Over the past year, the number of Ethernet access lines delivered and wholesale Ethernet NNIs has been doubled. We are happy to see that the combination of our Ethernet service portfolio, including MEF (News - Alert) certified E-Line, E-VPN, Media Line and E-NNIs meets our ever growing customer’s needs for top quality, high speed connectivity in Central and Eastern Europe” SVP of Customer Solutions at GTS, Artur Ostrowski noted in a statement.
A few months back, it was reported that GTS expanded its service offerings for the Czech National Bank (CNB), one of its long-standing clients. CNB is the central bank of the Czech Republic and the supervisory organ of the financial market. As a part of its ongoing modernization process, the bank selected the IaaS version of GTS Virtual Hosting solution, believed to enable the bank to meet their IT-upgrade requirements.
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Edited by Jamie Epstein