Comcast Business Awarded...
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Posted by: Maggie Reber-Wynn
Business Awarded North America Service Provider of the Year
Metro Ethernet Forum
Ethernet Leader also wins Best Marketing and Best
Carrier Ethernet Business Application Awards
– November 22, 2013 – Comcast Business today announced that it won
multiple awards in the Metro Ethernet Forum
(MEF) Carrier Ethernet Awards for North America, including the prestigious
Service Provider of the Year. The
company also won Best Marketing and Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application
for an Ethernet network
deployment with the Denver Broncos.
MEF is a global industry alliance whose mission is to accelerate the worldwide
adoption of carrier-class Ethernet networks and services through its technical
specifications and implementation agreements to promote interoperability. The MEF’s
Carrier Ethernet awards are designed to celebrate excellence and leadership in
the development, marketing and delivery of Ethernet services.
their importance in the industry, the judging panel for the awards included
senior industry analysts from IDC, Infonetics Research, Vertical Systems Group,
Gartner, Frost & Sullivan and Ovum. In a competitive judging process,
Comcast Business was recognized by the MEF in the following categories:
- Service Provider of
– this is awarded on the basis of a cumulative score across all of the award
categories combined with ratings related to coverage, partnerships and
interconnects, and access technology options.
- Best Carrier Ethernet
– this award recognizes partnerships between service providers and their
clients in the delivery of Carrier Ethernet services for application verticals.
The winning entry detailed the deployment by the Denver Broncos of multiple 100
Mbps Comcast Business Ethernet connections to the Internet and between the
team’s stadium and practice facility to improve the fan experience and accelerate
- Best Marketing – this award is
presented to the service provider who has run the most successful marketing
campaign to promote their Ethernet service portfolio and assesses marketing
campaign goals and objectives, how companies differentiated their services and
the results. Comcast Business highlighted its integrated campaigns that promote
Ethernet as the best option for businesses while showcasing its differentiation
in Ethernet service availability, network reach and diversity, and customer
are delighted to have earned this recognition from the Metro Ethernet Forum and
this distinguished panel. It is a powerful statement that validates Comcast’s
investment in our network that is built for business and delivering the
benefits of Ethernet to enterprise customers across the country,” said Bill
Stemper, President, Comcast Business.
this year, the MEF announced that Comcast Business was the first service
provider in the world to achieve MEF CE 2.0 Certification, an industry
milestone. The company was also the first service provider to achieve all three
of the previous CE 1.0 certifications (MEF 9, 14 and 18) and has served on the
MEF Board of Directors since 2008.
Comcast Business, a unit of Comcast Cable, provides
advanced communication solutions to help organizations of all sizes meet their
business objectives. Through a modern, advanced network that is backed by 24/7
technical support, Comcast delivers Business Internet, TV and Voice services
for cost-effective, simplified communications management.
The Comcast Business Ethernet suite offers
high-performance point-to-point and multi-point Ethernet services with the
capacity to deliver cloud computing, software-as-a-service, business
continuity/disaster recovery and other bandwidth-intensive applications.
Comcast Ethernet services are significantly faster than standard T1 lines and
other legacy technologies, providing scalable bandwidth from 1 Mbps up to 10
Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) in more than 20 major US markets.
For more information, call 866-429-3085 or visit http://business.comcast.com/ethernet.
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Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video,
high-speed Internet and phone provider to businesses and residential customers.
Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers
among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video,
communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq:
CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.
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