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2016 MEF Excellence Awards

Winners

 

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

Winner
Service Provider of the Year – Worldwide
AT&T
Service Provider of the Year
Winner
Innovative Service of the Year – Worldwide
AT&T
Service of the Year
Winner
Best Service Provider Marketing – Worldwide
Colt Technology Services
Best Service Provider Marketing
Winner
LSO Service Provider Leadership
Level 3 Communications | AT&T | Sparkle SpA | China Telecom
LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration) Service Provider Pioneers
Winner
Best Network Innovation – Worldwide
AT&T
Innovative Service of the Year
Winner
Wholesale Service Provider of the Year – APAC
Tata Communications
Asia Pacific (APAC)
Winner
Wholesale Service Provider of the Year – CALA
C&W Networks
Caribbean & Latin America (CALA)
Winner
Wholesale Service Provider of the Year – EMEA
Colt Technology Services
Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA)
Winner
Wholesale Service Provider of the Year – North America
Level 3 Communications
North America
Winner
Wholesale Service Provider of the Year – Global
PCCW Global | Verizon
Global
Winner
Retail Service Provider of the Year – APAC
PLDT
Asia Pacific (APAC)
Winner
Retail Service Provider of the Year – EMEA
Colt Technology Services
Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA)
Winner
Retail Service Provider of the Year – North America
Level 3 Communications
North America
Winner
Retail Service Provider of the Year – Global
Level 3 Communications
Global
Winner
Service Innovation of the Year – APAC
PLDT
Asia Pacific (APAC)
Winner
Service Innovation of the Year – CALA
C&W Networks
Caribbean & Latin America (CALA)
Winner
Service Innovation of the Year – EMEA
Colt Technology Services
Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA)
Winner
Service Innovation of the Year – North America
AT&T | Global Capacity
North America
Winner
Service Innovation of the Year – Global
AT&T
Global
Winner
Enterprise Application of the Year – Education
Vertical Telecoms Pty Limited (Vertel)
Education
Winner
Enterprise Application of the Year – Financial
Colt Technology Services
Financal
Winner
Enterprise Application of the Year – Government
Comcast Business
Government
Winner
Enterprise Application of the Year – Health
AT&T
Health
Winner
Enterprise Application of the Year – Manufacturing
Colt Technology Services
Manufacturing
Winner
Enterprise Application of the Year – Media
Tata Communications
Media
Winner
Enterprise Application of the Year – Retail
Level 3 Communications
Retail
Winner
Enterprise Application of the Year – Sports / Entertainment
Comcast Business
Sports and Entertainment
Winner
Third Network Technology Solutions Vendor of the Year
Amdocs
Third Network Technology Vendor of the Year
Winner
Third Network Technology Solutions CE 2.0 Technology of the Year
Accedian
CE 2.0 Technology of the Year
Winner
Third Network Technology Solutions LSO Technology of the Year
Amdocs | CENX
LSO Technology of the Year
Winner
Third Network Technology Solutions NFV Technology of the Year
ADVA Optical Networking
NFV Technology of the Year
Winner
Third Network Technology Solutions SDN Technology of the Year
Velocloud
SDN Technology of the Year
Winner
Third Network Technology Solutions Multi-Vendor Innovation of the Year
ADVA | InfoVista | Juniper | Oracle
Multi-Vendor Innovation of the Year
Winner
Third Network Technology Solutions Third Network Thought Leadership
ECI
Third Network Thought Leadership
Winner
Third Network Technology Solutions LSO/NFV/SDN Consulting
Fujitsu Network Communications
LSO, NFV, and SDN Consulting
Winner
MEF Industry Executive of the Year
John Donovan
MEF Industry Executive of the Year
Winner
MEF Distinguished Fellow Award
Steve Haddock
MEF Distinguished Fellow Award
Winner
MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional of the Year
Dan Blemings
Dan Blemings, Director of Ethernet Product Management, AT&T
Winners
Multi-vendor Service Orchestration Using Open APIs for Service Activation, Performance Monitoring and NFV
Third Network Orchestrated Multi-carrier Demo

 

About MEF

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.

About MEF16

MEF is the host of the MEF16 (www.MEF16.com) global networking event that will be held during 7–10 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.

For sponsorship information, please contact Alysia Bennett at alysia@MEF.net.

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Finalists

 

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.

Service Provider Awards Finalists - Recognize leadership in the development and delivery of global, regional, retail, and wholesale Third Network/Carrier Ethernet services as well as excellence in service innovation, service orchestration, marketing, and network modernization. This category also includes the Service Provider of the Year.
Enterprise Application Awards Finalists - Recognize the most innovative use of services to meet application requirements of particular industry verticals, including finance, health, education, government, sports/entertainment, media, manufacturing/engineering, and retail.
Third Network Technology Solutions Awards Finalists - recognize excellence in CE 2.0, LSO, NFV, SDN, and multi-vendor technology solutions, consulting services, and thought leadership as well as the Third Network Technology Vendor of the Year.
Third Network Proof of Concept Award Finalists - Judged onsite at MEF16, this Award recognizes the MEF16 Proof of Concept demonstration that best showcases the ability to deliver Third Network services delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks. 29 companies in 14 participant groups have been selected to showcase interactive Proof of Concept (PoC) demonstrations. See the PoC Showcase page for more details.
Professional Awards Finalists - During the Awards Dinner, MEF will also recognize individuals who exhibited professional excellence and advanced the work of MEF and the development of Third Network solutions. The three Awards in these categories include Industry Executive of the Year, MEF Distinguished Fellow, and the MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (MEF-CECP) of the Year.

Overview

 

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 Awards Winners

Past Winners of the MEF Service Provider and Carrier Ethernet Awards

2016 Service Provider of the Year Worldwide AT&T
2016 Innovative Service of the Year Worldwide AT&T
2016 Best Service Provider Marketing Worldwide Colt Technology Services
2016 LSO Service Provider Leadership Worldwide Level 3 Communications | AT&T | Sparkle SpA | China Telecom
2016 Best Network Innovation Worldwide AT&T
2016 Wholesale Service Provider of the Year APAC Tata Communications
2016 Wholesale Service Provider of the Year CALA Cable & Wireless Networks
2016 Wholesale Service Provider of the Year EMMA Colt Technology Services
2016 Wholesale Service Provider of the Year North America Level 3 Communications
2016 Wholesale Service Provider of the Year Global PCCW Global | Verizon
2016 Retail Service Provider of the Year APAC PLDT
2016 Retail Service Provider of the Year EMMA Colt Technology Services
2016 Retail Service Provider of the Year North America Level 3 Communications
2016 Retail Service Provider of the Year Global Level 3 Communications
2016 Service Innovation of the Year APAC PLDT
2016 Service Innovation of the Year CALA Cable & Wireless Networks
2016 Service Innovation of the Year EMMA Colt Technology Services
2016 Service Innovation of the Year North America AT&T | Global Capacity
2016 Service Innovation of the Year Global AT&T
2016 Enterprise Application of the Year Education Vertical Telecoms Pty Limited (Vertel)
2016 Enterprise Application of the Year Financial Colt Technology Services
2016 Enterprise Application of the Year Government Comcast
2016 Enterprise Application of the Year Health AT&T
2016 Enterprise Application of the Year Manufacturing Colt Technology Services
2016 Enterprise Application of the Year Media Tata Communications
2016 Enterprise Application of the Year Retail Level 3 Communications
2016 Enterprise Application of the Year Sports & Entertainment Comcast
2016 Third Network Technology Solutions Vendor of the Year Amdocs
2016 Third Network Technology Solutions CE 2.0 Technology of the Year Accedian
2016 Third Network Technology Solutions LSO Technology of the Year Amdocs | CENX
2016 Third Network Technology Solutions NFV Technology of the Year ADVA Optical Networking
2016 Third Network Technology Solutions SDN Technology of the Year Spalding Communications
2016 Third Network Technology Solutions Multi-Vendor Innovation of the Year ADVA | InfoVista | Juniper | Oracle
2016 Third Network Technology Solutions Third Network Thought Leadership ECI
2016 Third Network Technology Solutions LSO/NFV/SDN Consulting Fujitsu Network Communications
2016 Professional Awards Industry Executive of the Year John Donovan
2016 Professional Awards MEF Distinguished Fellow Steve Haddock
2016 Professional Awards MEF-CECP of the Year Dan Blemings
2016 Third Network Proof of Concept Multi-vendor Service Orchestration Using Open APIs for Service Activation, Performance Monitoring and NFV CenturyLink | RAD | Ciena - Blueplanet
2016 Third Network Proof of Concept Third Network Orchestrated Multi-carrier Demo Comcast | ECI | Sparkle SpA | Tata Communications | Viavi Solutions
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



Awards Timeline

 

Awards Timeline

 

Open for Submission June 7
Submission Deadline Extended Now Closed
Finalists Announced October 20
Winners Announced at the Excellence Awards Dinner Nov 8

 

 

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