Comcast Business, PCCW Global, Spectrum Enterprise, and Telia are the first service providers certified for MEF 3.0 SD-WAN services. Spirent, MEF's SD-WAN Authorized Certified Test Partner, certified the SD-WAN managed business services to validate their conformance to the SD-WAN Service Attributes and Services (MEF 70) standard.
MEF 3.0 SD-WAN certification involves tests of the service attributes and requirements defined in MEF 70 and described in detail in MEF's draft SD-WAN Certification Test Requirements (MEF 90) standard.
"MEF congratulates Comcast Business, PCCW Global, Spectrum Enterprise, and Telia Co. for achieving MEF 3.0 SD-WAN certification, which is an important innovation milestone not only for each company but also for the industry at large," said Nan Chen, president, MEF. "We expect broad adoption of certified MEF 3.0 SD-WAN services and technologies will help fuel market growth and enable creation of powerful new hybrid networking solutions optimized for digital transformation."
Bob Victor, SVP of product management at Comcast Business, said: "Becoming one of the first service providers to achieve MEF 3.0 SD-WAN certification underscores our commitment to being a technology and standards leader to improve the quality, management and interoperability of Ethernet and IP services for our customers. We're proud to lead the industry as the combination of SD-WAN, Ethernet and broadband connectivity displaces legacy networking and transport technologies."
Satya Parimi, group vice president, Data Products, Spectrum Enterprise, said: "We are proud that Spectrum Enterprise is one of the first MEF-certified SD-WAN service providers because it demonstrates our commitment to industry standards and innovation. As wide area networks evolve, enterprises can confidently partner with Spectrum Enterprise to guide them on their WAN journey and match the right SD-WAN design and access service to the client's specific network needs and at the client's preferred pace."
The MEF 3.0 SD-WAN Certification Program is slated to begin transitioning from a pilot to general availability during the next few months.