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PLDT won Retail Service Provider of the Year – Asia Pacific for the second time in a row, while PLDT Network Engineer for Product & Services Network & Platform Solutions Marjory Sy was named the MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (CECP) of the Year Award. PLDT was also a finalist for the Enterprise Application and Service Provider of the Year awards and Sy was also nominated as Industry Person of the Year.
Carrier Ethernet solutions are ubiquitous, standardized, carrier-class service and network that are used by large local and multinational enterprises such as those in banking and finance, business process outsourcing, manufacturing, telecom, IT industries, and public sector institutions. Its five attributes, namely: Standardized Services, Scalability, Reliability, Quality of Service, and Service Management, distinguish Carrier Ethernet from the more familiar customer local area network (LAN).
“PLDT has consistently been an active contributor to the Carrier Ethernet industry, and has shown strong leadership in propagating the adoption of Carrier Ethernet in the Philippines. Being a consistent winner in the MEF Excellence Awards year-on-year, PLDT clearly recognizes the value of expanding its network capacity and reach, fortifying its network capabilities as well as equipping its Carrier Ethernet end-to-end service team to deliver excellence to its clients. Congratulations to PLDT for the job well done,” said MEF President Nan Chen. PLDT has been the only Philippine company cited in the MEF Excellence Awards for the past five years.
“We are again honored by these recognitions from the distinguished MEF. We shall endeavor to sustain this tradition of excellence through the continuous improvement of our infrastructure and services, supported by our people’s dedication and expertise,” said PLDT Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan.
“These awards inspire us to try to outdo ourselves every year, to reaffirm our commitment in giving our customers reliable, international-grade Carrier Ethernet 2.0 solutions, together with unmatched high-quality services. We remain focused in adhering to the evolving global industry standards on innovative telecommunication services, as it provides the foundation towards enabling the digital enterprise,” added PLDT/Smart EVP and ePLDT President and CEO Eric R. Alberto.
The MEF Excellence Awards recognizes the best services, technology, professional excellence, leadership, and innovation in the global Carrier Ethernet community. The Awards were given at the MEF Global Ethernet Networking (GEN 15) 2015 conference gala.
PLDT bested finalists from around the region for the Retail Service Provider of the Year-APAC Award. Serving on the judges’ panel were senior analysts from Current Analysis, Frost & Sullivan, IDC, IHS Infonetics, Metanoia, Ovum, SDxCentral, Vertical Systems, joined by independent judges.
PLDT provides Metro e-Line (point-to-point), Metro e-WAN (any-to-any), e-Tree (rooted-multipoint), and e-Access (interconnection) solutions under its Carrier Ethernet 1.0 (CE1.0) certification, with port- and VLAN-based applications of these solutions, available under its Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE2.0) certification.
PLDT is the first service provider in the world to obtain CE 2.0 certifications for all 8 Ethernet services in 2013. In addition, it continuously invests in bolstering the Ethernet capabilities of its people. The company now has 66 MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professionals (CECP’s)—the most in the country.
It was also awarded the Regional Service Provider of the Year-APAC in 2012, the Retail Service Provider of the Year-APAC in 2014, and is a three-time winner of the MEF Carrier Ethernet Award for Best Marketing Campaign.
An industry alliance consisting of nearly 220 member organizations based in 43 countries, the MEF operates through a powerful collaborative framework of service providers, network solutions suppliers, and other stakeholders to achieve Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0 certification and Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) development and globalization objectives.
Building on fourteen years of success with Carrier Ethernet, the MEF is now focused on LSO development to enable agile, assured, and orchestrated services over more efficient, automated networks. The MEF’s vision for the transformation of network connectivity services and the networks used to deliver them is referred to as the “Third Network,” which combines the on-demand agility and ubiquity of the Internet with the performance and security assurances of CE 2.0.
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