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2015 Winners

 

The MEF Excellence Awards program recognizes service, application, technology, and professional excellence and innovation in the global Carrier Ethernet & emerging Third Network community. The annual Awards program is the largest, longest-running in the world focused on Carrier Ethernet services and applications and is among 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.

Winners of the MEF Excellence Awards for 2015 were announced November 17th at the MEF Excellence Awards Gala Dinner as part of GEN15 in Dallas, TX. Congratulations to all of the winners.

Winner
Best Application of the Year - Education
Comcast Business

The Enterprise Application - Education Award recognizes the most innovative use of Carrier Ethernet services to meet the requirements of education-related applications. Application examples include: campus, remote learning, school systems, global and regional research and development initiatives, and industry collaborations.

Winner
Best Application of the Year - Financial
TATA Communications

The Enterprise Application - Financial Award recognizes the most innovative use of Carrier Ethernet services to meet the requirements of financial-related applications. Application examples include: commercial banking, investment banking, brokerage, stock exchanges, credit and payment processing, and insurance.

Winner
Best Application of the Year - Government
AT&T

The Enterprise Application - Government Award recognizes the most innovative use of Carrier Ethernet services to meet the requirements of government-related applications. Application examples include: national, regional, statewide, county, and municipal.

Winner
Best Application of the Year - Healthcare
AT&T

The Enterprise Application - Health Award recognizes the most innovative use of Carrier Ethernet services to meet the requirements of health-related applications. Application examples include: regional hospital networks, imaging, research, biotechnology, health insurance, and health care services.

Winner
Best Application of the Year - Media
Telecom Italia Sparkle SpA

The Enterprise Application - Media/Sports/Entertainment Award recognizes the most innovative use of Carrier Ethernet services to meet the requirements of media, sports, or entertainment-related applications. Application examples include: permanent, series, or one-off events (a world sports event, a moving series of events, etc.) and media applications such as Internet-based programming, preparation, distributing programming, film or CGI development.

Winner
Best Application of the Year - Sports & Entertainment
Colt Technology Services

The Enterprise Application - Media/Sports/Entertainment Award recognizes the most innovative use of Carrier Ethernet services to meet the requirements of media, sports, or entertainment-related applications. Application examples include: permanent, series, or one-off events (a world sports event, a moving series of events, etc.) and media applications such as Internet-based programming, preparation, distributing programming, film or CGI development.

Winner
Best Application of the Year - Professional Services
Colt Technology Services

The Enterprise Application - "Other" Award recognizes the most innovative use of Carrier Ethernet services to meet the requirements of other important applications that do not fit in the above industry vertical categories.  Application examples include: IT applications, systems development, manufacturing, retail, mining, etc.

Winner
Best Service Innovation of the Year - APAC
Telstra

The Service Innovation - APAC Award recognizes the most innovative Carrier Ethernet / Third Network connectivity service available in the Asia Pacific region.

Winner
Best Service Innovation of the Year - EMEA
Telecom Italia Sparkle SpA

The Service Innovation - EMEA Award recognizes the most innovative Carrier Ethernet / Third Network connectivity service available in Europe, Middle East, Africa region.

Winner
Best Service Innovation of the Year - Global
Telstra

The Service Innovation - Global Award recognizes the most innovative Carrier Ethernet / Third Network connectivity service available in two or more geographic regions (APAC, CALA, EMEA, or NA).

Winner
Best Service Innovation of the Year - North America
AT&T

The Service Innovation - NA Award recognizes the most innovative Carrier Ethernet / Third Network connectivity service available in the North America region.

Winner
Retail Service Provider of the Year - APAC
PLDT

The Retail Service Provider - APAC Award is awarded to the provider who best implements retail Carrier Ethernet 2.0 / Third Network connectivity services in the Asia Pacific region.

Winner
Retail Service Provider - CALA
Level 3 Communications

The Retail Service Provider - CALA Award is awarded to the provider who best implements retail Carrier Ethernet  / Third Network connectivity services in the Caribbean & Latin America region.

Winner
Retail Service Provider of the Year - EMEA
Colt Technology Services

The Retail Service Provider - EMEA Award is awarded to the provider who best implements retail Carrier Ethernet 2.0 / Third Network connectivity services in Europe, Middle East, Africa region.

Winner
Retail Service Provider of the Year - Global
Level 3 Communications

The Retail Service Provider - Global Award is awarded to the provider who best implements retail Carrier Ethernet 2.0 / Third Network connectivity services in two or more geographic regions (APAC, CALA, EMEA, or NA).

Winner
Retail Service Provider of the Year - North America
Level 3 Communications

The Retail Service Provider - NA Award is awarded to the provider who best implements retail Carrier Ethernet 2.0 / Third Network connectivity services in the North America region.

Winner
Wholesale Service Provider - APAC
Telstra

The Wholesale Service Provider - APAC Award is awarded to the provider who best implements wholesale Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services in the Asia Pacific region.

Winner
Wholesale Service Provider - CALA
Level 3 Communications

The Wholesale Service Provider - CALA Award is awarded to the provider who best implements wholesale Carrier Ethernet services in the Caribbean & Latin America region.

Winner
Wholesale Service Provider - EMEA
Colt Technology Services

The Wholesale Service Provider - EMEA Award is awarded to the provider who best implements wholesale Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services in Europe, Middle East, Africa region.

Winner
Wholesale Service Provider - Global
PCCW Global

The Wholesale Service Provider - Global Award is awarded to the provider who best implements wholesale Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services in two or more geographic regions (APAC, CALA, EMEA, or NA).

Winner
Wholesale Service Provider - North America
Level 3 Communications

The Wholesale Service Provider - NA Award is awarded to the provider who best implements wholesale Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services in the North America region.

Winner
Best Service Provider Marketing of the Year - Worldwide
Time Warner Cable Business Class

The Best Marketing Award is given to the service provider who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the marketing of Carrier Ethernet / Third Network connectivity services over the past year.

Winner
Best Service Provider Network Innovation of the Year - Worldwide
Colt Technology Services

The Network Innovation Award is given to the service provider who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the development and implementation of a "Third Network" innovation strategy centered on a combination of Carrier Ethernet 2.0, LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), SDN, NFV, or optical networking technologies.

Winner
Third Network Technology of the Year - CE 2.0
Overture Networks

The Third Network Technology Solutions - CE 2.0 Award recognizes industry leadership and innovation in a MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certified-based technology solution.  This award may be given for a single product or a set of CE 2.0-certified platforms that may include value-added feature sets/capabilities (for example, integrated NFV functionality).

Winner
Third Network Technology of the Year - LSO (Life Cycle Service Orchestration)
Ciena

The Third Network Technology Solutions - LSO Award recognizes industry leadership and innovation with regard to a Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) technology solution. LSO solutions include a set of capabilities designed to streamline and automate the network service lifecycle in a sustainable fashion. This includes such features as fulfillment, control, performance, assurance, security, usage, analytics, and policy.

Winner
Third Network Technology of the Year - Multi-Vendor Innovation
Oracle Communications, InfoVista and Juniper Networks

The Third Network Technology Solutions - Multi-Vendor Innovation Award recognizes two or more companies for industry leadership and innovation in providing a comprehensive network technology solution set that supports the delivery of more agile, assured, and orchestrated services over more automated networks. This solution set may include a combination of CE 2.0, LSO, SDN, NFV, and/or optical networking technologies.

Winner
Third Network Technology of the Year - NFV-Based Virtual CPE
Accedian

The Third Network Technology Solutions – NFV-Based Virtual CPE Award recognizes industry leadership and innovation with regard to a Virtual CPE solution based on Network Functions Virtualization technology. This is one of the most popular use cases for NFV technology.

Winner
Third Network Technology of the Year - Vendor of the Year
Ciena

The Third Network Technology Solutions - Vendor of the Year Award recognizes industry leadership and innovation in providing a comprehensive network technology solutions portfolio that supports the delivery of more agile, assured, and orchestrated services over more automated networks. This portfolio should include a combination of CE 2.0, LSO, SDN, NFV, and/or optical networking technologies.

Winner
MEF Industry Person of the Year
Axel Clauberg

The Industry Person of the Year Award is given to an individual who has exhibited professional excellence and made outstanding contributions to the advancement of the Carrier Ethernet & emerging Third Network services & technology ecosystem.

Winner
MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (MEF-CECP) of the Year
Marjory Sy

MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional of the Year will be awarded to the MEF-CECP who has shown leadership in the expansion of Carrier Ethernet around the world or has provided the most outstanding technical contribution to the Carrier Ethernet Technical Community.

2015 Finalists

 
The MEF is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2015 MEF Excellence Awards, which recognize service, application, technology, and professional excellence and innovation in the global Carrier Ethernet and emerging Third Network community.  A special thank you to everyone who submitted!
 

Enterprise Application Awards

Recognize the most innovative use of Carrier Ethernet services to meet application requirements of particular industry verticals, including finance, health, education, government, media, sports/entertainment, and other sectors.

Service Provider Awards

Recognize leadership in the development and delivery of global, regional, retail, and wholesale services as well as excellence in Carrier Ethernet / Third Network service innovation, marketing, and network modernization.

Third Network Technology Solutions Awards

Recognize leadership in CE 2.0, Third Network, LSO, NFV-based Virtual CPE, and multi-vendor technology solutions.

Professional Awards

During the Awards Dinner, the MEF will also recognize individuals who exhibited professional excellence and advanced the work of the MEF and the development of Third Network solutions. The three Awards in these categories include Industry Person of the Year, MEF Distinguished Fellow, and the MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (MEF-CECP) of the Year.

Past Awards Winners

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 APAC PLDT
2013 Best Marketing CALA Verizon
2013 Best Marketing EMEA GTS Central Europe
2013 Best Marketing Global Verizon
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 APAC PLDT
2012 Best Marketing CALA Verizon
2012 Best Marketing EMEA Colt
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 APAC PLDT
2011 Best Marketing EMEA Broadnet
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 APAC Verizon
2010 Best Marketing CALA Global Crossing
2010 Best Marketing EMEA Broadnet
2010 Best Marketing North America Optimum Lightpath



Overview

 

2015 MEF Excellence Awards Winners Announced

The prestigious MEF Excellence Awards program recognizes service, application, technology, and professional excellence and innovation in the global Carrier Ethernet & emerging Third Network community. The annual Awards program is the largest, longest-running in the world focused on Carrier Ethernet services and applications and is among 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.

The 2014 Awards program was the biggest ever held by the MEF, with more than 150 submissions received from nearly 50 companies who competed for 29 awards.

Building on this momentum, we have expanded the 2015 Awards program to include 31 awards in four major categories.

2015 MEF Excellence Awards Categories

  • Enterprise Application Awards - jointly awarded to a service end-user and their service provider, these awards recognize the most innovative use of Carrier Ethernet services to meet application requirements of particular industry verticals.
  • Service Provider Awards - recognizes leadership in the development and delivery of global, regional, retail, and wholesale services as well as excellence in service innovation, marketing, and network modernization. 
  • Third Network Technology Awards - recognizes leadership in CE 2.0, LSO, NFV, Third Network, and multi-vendor technology solutions.
  • Professional Awards - recognizes individuals who exhibited professional excellence and advanced the work of the MEF and the development of Third Network solutions.


2015 MEF Excellence Awards Gala Dinner at GEN15

The 2015 Awards for each category will be presented on 17 November at the MEF Excellence Awards Gala Dinner as part of GEN15 in Dallas, TX.  More than 300 people attended last year's ceremony, and the feedback received was overwhelmingly positive.  To view last year's program and the Awards dinner, please visit the MEF public web site.  To register for this year's dinner, please click here.  

We look forward to see you there!

 

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