MEF Announces Winners for 2016 Excellence Awards Presented at MEF16
38 Prestigious Awards Recognize Service, Application, Technology, andProfessional Excellence and Innovation
Baltimore, 9 November 2016 - MEF (www.MEF.net), the driving force enabling agile, assured, and orchestrated Third Network services, today announced Winners for the MEF 2016 Excellence Awards, which recognize service, application, technology, and professional excellence and innovation in the global Third Network community. The Awards program is the largest in the world focused on advanced Carrier Ethernet services and emerging Third Network services powered by CE 2.0, LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), NFV, and SDN networking technologies.
The 2016 Awards were presented at the MEF Excellence Awards Dinner as part of the MEF16 (www.MEF16.com) global networking conference taking place this week at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel, Baltimore, MD, USA.
"MEF congratulates the 2016 Award Winners for the outstanding work they are doing to advance service and technology innovation," said Kevin Vachon, Chief Operating Officer, MEF. "Judging was highly competitive this year, with 36 companies – including 19 service providers and 17 technology vendors – competing as Finalists for this year's awards."
The judging panel for the MEF Excellence Awards was comprised of global and regional senior analysts from ATLANTIC-ACM, Current Analysis, Frost & Sullivan, IHS Markit, Metanoia, Ovum, SDxCentral, and Vertical Systems, in addition to independent judges.
The 2016 Excellence Awards Winners are listed below
MEF is the driving force enabling Third Network services for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world. The Third Network concept combines the agility and ubiquity of the internet with the assurance and security of CE 2.0. Third Network services provide an on-demand, orchestrated, and assured experience with user-directed control over network resources and cloud connectivity. Third Network services are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO, SDN, NFV, and CE 2.0.
MEF leverages its global 210+ network operator and technology vendor community, builds upon the robust $80 billion Carrier Ethernet market, and provides a practical evolution to the Third Network with LSO, SDN, and NFV implementations that build upon a CE 2.0 foundation. See www.MEF.net for more information.
MEF is the host of the MEF16 (www.MEF16.com) global networking event that will be held during 7â€“10 November 2016 at the Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore/Washington D.C., USA. This year's event will expand popular elements of last year's program, including the MEF Excellence Awards Dinner, Proof of Concept Service & Technology Showcase, LSO Hackathon, and Global Media Hub. MEF16 will feature new Workshops on LSO, Open Initiatives, MEF Certification Programs (services, technology, professionals), and Wholesale Services & Interconnection. Also new for 2016 are the UNITE Partners Summit focusing on standards and open source solutions for Third Network orchestrated services and the OPEN-O Mini-Summit.
Register here for MEF16. Attendance is free for qualified service end-user professionals from enterprises, businesses, government, defense, educational, or non-profit organizations.
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MEF Announces Finalists for 2016 Excellence Awards to be Presented at MEF16 in November
We are pleased to congratulate 36 companies – including 19 service providers and 17 technology vendors – for being chosen as 2016 Awards Finalists.
The 2016 Awards will be presented on 8 November at the MEF Excellence Awards Dinner as part of the MEF16 (www.MEF16.com) global networking conference taking place 7-10 November 2016 at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel, Baltimore, MD, USA.
MEF 2016 Excellence Awards Finalists Announced 20 October 2016
Submissions to the MEF Excellence Awards are closed. Judging is in progress.
The MEF Excellence Awards program recognizes service, application, technology, and professional excellence and innovation in the global Third Network & Carrier Ethernet community. The annual Awards program, now in its 11th year, is the largest, longest-running in the world focused on advanced CE services and is the first in the industry to spotlight leadership in emerging dynamic Third Network services powered by CE 2.0 + LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), NFV, and SDN networking technologies.
- Enterprise Application Awards - jointly awarded to a service end-user and their service provider, these awards recognize the most innovative use of Carrier Ethernet / Third Network services to meet application requirements of particular industry verticals.
- Service Provider Awards - recognize leadership in the development & delivery of global, regional, retail, and wholesale services as well as excellence in service innovation, marketing, LSO strategy, and network modernization. Service providers must be based in the region or generate more than half of their revenue from the region when competing for APAC, EMEA, North America, or CALA Awards.
- Third Network Proof of Concept Award - recognizes innovation in the 3rd Annual Proof of Concept Service & Technology Showcase at MEF16. All companies who have submitted proposals for the MEF16 PoC Showcase are automatically eligible for the PoC Award and do not need to make any further submission.
- Third Network Technology Awards - recognize leadership in CE 2.0, LSO, NFV, SDN, Third Network, and multi-vendor technology solutions. These awards are given only to technology vendors.
- Professional Awards - recognize individuals who exhibited professional excellence and advanced the work of the MEF and the development of Third Network solutions.
2016 MEF Excellence Awards Gala Dinner at MEF16
The 2016 Awards for each category will be presented on 8 November 2016 at the MEF Excellence Awards Gala Dinner as part of MEF16 at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel. More than 325 people attended last year's ceremony, and the feedback received was overwhelmingly positive. To view last year's program and the Awards dinner click here. To register for this year's dinner, please click here.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Past Winners of the MEF Service Provider and Carrier Ethernet Awards
|2015||Best Application of the Year||Education||Comcast Business|
|2015||Best Application of the Year||Financial||TATA Communications|
|2015||Best Application of the Year||Government||AT&T|
|2015||Best Application of the Year||Healthcare||AT&T|
|2015||Best Application of the Year||Sports & Entertainment||Colt Technology Services|
|2015||Best Application of the Year||Media||Telecom Italia Sparkle SpA|
|2015||Best Application of the Year||Professional Services||Colt Technology Services|
|2015||Best Service Innovation of the Year||APAC||Telstra|
|2015||Best Service Innovation of the Year||EMEA||Telecom Italia Sparkle SpA|
|2015||Best Service Innovation of the Year||North America||AT&T|
|2015||Best Service Innovation of the Year||Global||Telstra|
|2015||Retail Service Provider of the Year||APAC||PLDT|
|2015||Retail Service Provider of the Year||CALA||Level 3 Communications|
|2015||Retail Service Provider of the Year||EMEA||Colt Technology Services|
|2015||Retail Service Provider of the Year||North America||Level 3 Communications|
|2015||Retail Service Provider of the Year||Global||Level 3 Communications|
|2015||Wholesale Service Provider||APAC||Telstra|
|2015||Wholesale Service Provider||CALA||Level 3 Communications|
|2015||Wholesale Service Provider||EMEA||Colt Technology Services|
|2015||Wholesale Service Provider||North America||Level 3 Communications|
|2015||Wholesale Service Provider||Global||PCCW Global|
|2015||Best Service Provider Marketing of the Year||Worldwide||Time Warner Cable Business Class|
|2015||Best Service Provider Network Innovation of the Year||Worldwide||Colt Technology Services|
|2015||Third Network Technology of the Year||CE 2.0||Overture Networks|
|2015||Third Network Technology of the Year||LSO (Life Cycle Service Orchestration)||Ciena|
|2015||Third Network Technology of the Year||Multi-Vendor Innovation||Oracle Communications, InfoVista and Juniper Networks|
|2015||Third Network Technology of the Year||NFV-Based Virtual CPE||Accedian|
|2015||Third Network Technology of the Year||Vendor of the Year||Ciena|
|2015||MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (MEF-CECP) of the Year||Worldwide||Marjory Sy|
|2015||MEF Industry Person of the Year||Worldwide||Axel Clauberg|
|2014||Professionals of the Year||Ethernet Industry Person of the Year||Bill Stemper|
|2014||Professionals of the Year||MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional of the Year||Sendang Praptomo|
|2014||Professionals of the Year||MEF Distinguished Fellow of the Year||Ralph Santitoro|
|2014||MEF Lifetime Achievement Award||MEF Lifetime Achievement Award||Dr. Robert Metcalfe|
|2014||Best Application of the Year||Education||Cox Business|
|2014||Best Application of the Year||Financial||Colt Technology Services|
|2014||Best Application of the Year||Government||Comcast|
|2014||Best Application of the Year||Health||Comcast|
|2014||Best Application of the Year||Media/Sports/Entertainment||Tata Communications|
|2014||Best Application of the Year||Other Applications||Colt Technology Services|
|2014||Best Service of the Year||APAC||KVH|
|2014||Best Service of the Year||CALA||INTERNEXA|
|2014||Best Service of the Year||EMEA||Colt Technology Services|
|2014||Best Service of the Year||Global||Tata Communications|
|2014||Best Service of the Year||North America||Comcast|
|2014||Retail Service Provider of the Year||APAC||PLDT|
|2014||Retail Service Provider of the Year||CALA||Level 3 Communications|
|2014||Retail Service Provider of the Year||EMEA||Colt Technology Services|
|2014||Retail Service Provider of the Year||Global||Level 3 Communications|
|2014||Retail Service Provider of the Year||North America||TW Telecom|
|2014||Wholesale Service Provider of the Year||APAC||PCCW Global|
|2014||Wholesale Service Provider of the Year||CALA||INTERNEXA|
|2014||Wholesale Service Provider of the Year||EMEA||Colt Technology Services|
|2014||Best CE 2.0 Wholesale E-Access Provider||EMEA||Telecom Italia|
|2014||Wholesale Service Provider of the Year||Global||SingTel|
|2014||Wholesale Service Provider of the Year||North America||TW Telecom|
|2014||Best Network Technology of the Year||Multi-Vendor Innovation||Colt Technology Services|
|2014||Best Network Technology of the Year||Scalability||Verizon|
|2014||Best Network Technology of the Year||Service Management/Orchestration||Cyan|
|2014||Best Network Technology of the Year||Technology Innovation||Alcatel-Lucent|
|2014||Network Technology Provider of the Year||Network Technology Provider of the Year||Alcatel-Lucent|
|2013||Global Service Provider of the Year||Global||Verizon|
|2013||Regional Service Provider of the Year||APAC||Tata Communications|
|2013||Regional Service Provider of the Year||CALA||Internexa S.A.|
|2013||Regional Service Provider of the Year||EMEA||Colt|
|2013||Regional Service Provider of the Year||North America||Comcast Business|
|2013||Best Wholesale Ethernet Service||APAC||Singtel|
|2013||Best Wholesale Ethernet Service||CALA||Level 3|
|2013||Best Wholesale Ethernet Service||EMEA||Colt|
|2013||Best Wholesale Ethernet Service||Global||PCCW Global|
|2013||Best Wholesale Ethernet Service||North America||Verizon|
|2013||Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application||APAC||Tata Communications|
|2013||Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application||CALA||Level 3|
|2013||Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application||EMEA||Colt|
|2013||Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application||Global||Singtel|
|2013||Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application||North America||Comcast Business|
|2013||Best Marketing||EMEA||GTS Central Europe|
|2013||Best Marketing||North America||Comcast Business|
|2012||Global Service Provider of the Year||Global||Verizon|
|2012||Regional Service Provider of the Year||APAC||PLDT|
|2012||Regional Service Provider of the Year||CALA||Internexa S.A.|
|2012||Regional Service Provider of the Year||EMEA||Colt|
|2012||Regional Service Provider of the Year||North America||Verizon|
|2012||Best Wholesale Ethernet Service||APAC||Telekom Malaysia|
|2012||Best Wholesale Ethernet Service||CALA||Internexa S.A.|
|2012||Best Wholesale Ethernet Service||North America||MegaPath|
|2012||Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application||CALA||Internexa S.A. & ICBF, Level 3 & HSBC|
|2012||Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application - Education||North America & APAC||CenturyLink & Monroe City Schools|
|2012||Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application - Financial Services||North America & APAC||TW Telecom & Pulte Mortgage|
|2012||Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application - Healthcare||North America & APAC||Vertel & South West Alliance of Rural Health|
|2012||Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application - Manufacturing||North America & APAC||Verizon & Juniper|
|2012||Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application - Mobile Data Services||North America & APAC||Verizon & Aicent|
|2012||Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application - Municipal Government||North America & APAC||AT&T & Rohnert Park|
|2012||Business Application||EMEA||Colt & SmartGaming|
|2012||Business Application||EMEA||Colt, Bird&Bird|
|2012||Business Application||EMEA||GTS & RTVS|
|2012||Best Marketing||North America||Optimum Lightpath|
|2011||Global Service Provider of the Year||Global||Verizon|
|2011||Regional Service Provider of the Year||APAC||Singtel|
|2011||Regional Service Provider of the Year||EMEA||GTS|
|2011||Regional Service Provider of the Year||North America||Optimum Lightpath|
|2011||Best Wholesale Ethernet Service||APAC||Telekom Malaysia|
|2011||Best Wholesale Ethernet Service||EMEA||Verizon|
|2011||Best Wholesale Ethernet Service||North America||Verizon|
|2011||APAC Service Provider of the Year||APAC||Tata Communications|
|2011||Best Business Ethernet Service||APAC||Tata Communications|
|2011||Best Business Ethernet Service||EMEA||Colt|
|2011||Best Business Ethernet Service||North America||AT&T|
|2011||EMEA Service Provider of the Year||EMEA||Colt|
|2011||NA Service Provider of the Year||North America||AT&T|
|2011||Best Marketing||North America||AT&T|
|2010||Global Service Provider of the Year||Global||Verizon|
|2010||Regional Service Provider of the Year||APAC||Verizon|
|2010||Regional Service Provider of the Year||CALA||Global Crossing|
|2010||Regional Service Provider of the Year||EMEA||Colt|
|2010||Regional Service Provider of the Year||North America||AT&T|
|2010||Best Wholesale Ethernet Service||APAC||Tata Communications|
|2010||Best Wholesale Ethernet Service||CALA||Verizon|
|2010||Best Wholesale Ethernet Service||EMEA||Verizon|
|2010||Best Wholesale Ethernet Service||North America||Verizon|
|2010||Best Business Ethernet Service||APAC||Singtel|
|2010||Best Business Ethernet Service||CALA||Global Crossing|
|2010||Best Business Ethernet Service||EMEA||Colt|
|2010||Best Business Ethernet Service||North America||AT&T|
|2010||Best Marketing||CALA||Global Crossing|
|2010||Best Marketing||North America||Optimum Lightpath|