PCCW Global, an international telecommunications service provider, has validated its international network and Console Connect platform via MEF 3.0 certification, confirming they both deliver the highest levels of performance, assurance and agility as set by the world’s defining authority for global standardized networking services technologies, and is playing a critical role in accelerating the industry’s transformation to dynamic services across a global federation of automated networks.
Globalized standards are transitioning providers operating as independent islands into a federation of cloud-like networks that support dynamic services and facilitate automated business-to-business interactions.
PCCW Global’s network has now achieved MEF 3.0 Carrier Ethernet (CE) Service certification for Global Ethernet over MPLS services for both the company’s Console Connect platform and its Switched Ethernet Services. With this certification, PCCW Global is the first provider to implement all three service standards as defined by MEF.
PCCW Global’s IP backbone provides end-to-end connectivity to more than 127 on-net PoPs in 52 countries and 81 cities, while total IP backbone capacity has grown by more than 17 percent in the past five months.
Now accredited with MEF 3.0 certification, Console Connect, the global platform for Software-Defined Interconnection, is leading the way to full network virtualization, by enabling users to spin up high-speed connections between data centers, business-critical apps and partners in seconds.
The automated Console Connect platform makes the process of connecting to cloud-based, business-critical applications and geographically distributed offices, partners and clients simple, predictable and secure. The platform incorporates network automation software that manages access via PCCW Global’s dependable, high-speed international private MPLS network, providing users with a one-touch portal for seamless global connectivity.
Console Connect is home to a growing global ecosystem of carriers, enterprises, cloud, XaaS, IX, IoT and other NaaS partners, and provides the ability to self-provision private and dedicated interconnections between leading data centers worldwide. Positioned at the core of PCCW Global’s business, Console Connect is 100 percent integrated into the provisioning of PCCW Global’s MEF accredited network services.