MEF Certifies 1,092 Professionals
LOS ANGELES -- The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) has announced that the number of MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professionals (MEF-CECPs) has more than tripled over the past 12 months to 1,092 MEF-CECPs, spread across 47 countries and 190 companies. Twenty-five of those companies now have more than 10 MEF-CECPs in their organization.
These companies include:
A full breakdown of all MEF-CECPs can be found on the MEF's Ethernet Academy website.
“Reaching the milestone of our 1,000th MEF-CECP in such a short time-frame is an important proof point of the value being placed on this certification by a wide cross-section of Carrier Ethernet equipment vendors and service providers,” said Nan Chen. “And, while North America continues to lead with over 50% of all MEF-CECPs and nearly 230% growth since July 2012, the MEF-CECP program is also seeing success in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region with a 205% growth rate, and 25% of the global MEF-CECP count.”
The MEF-CECP certification program adoption follows a similar pattern across all regions over the past year with a 190% growth in Middle East/Africa (MEA), 157% in Central America/Latin America (CALA) and 87% in Europe.
Fujitsu has held the top spot for 15 months, with 92 MEF-CECPs, followed by Tata Communications.
Close to 50% of all the MEF-CECPs are from Tier 1 and Tier 2 service providers. Tata Communications leads the way for service providers with 63 MEF-CECPs in its organization, followed closely by TW Telecom and Time Warner Cable.