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Press Release -- June 29th, 2012
Source: DukeNet Communications

DukeNet’s Network Operations Engineer Earns MEF-CECP Certification – One of Only a Small Number Worldwide

June 29, 2012 — Charlotte, NC – DukeNet Communications is proud to announce that network engineer Jay Smith recently obtained MEF-CECP certification (Metro Ethernet Forum – Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional), and is now among an elite group of 204 Ethernet network professionals in the world that have achieved this distinction.

According to MEF publications, “the MEF professional certification program is designed for telecommunication professionals seeking to validate their expertise, skills and knowledge of Carrier Ethernet technologies, standards, services and applications.” Service providers worldwide are migrating their existing networks to deliver Carrier Ethernet services to enterprise and commercial customers.

“The MEF-CECP program is providing essential industry standards and guidelines for implementing cutting edge Carrier Ethernet technology. This ensures DukeNet has the framework to provide and maintain Ethernet services with the highest degree of operational excellence,” says Smith.

With Ethernet business services annual revenue for the communications industry forecasted to approach $50 billion by 2015, DukeNet’s network operations professionals have demonstrated the proven knowledge and skills to lead the explosive growth of Carrier Ethernet across the Southeast. The company is one of the largest regional providers of fiber optic carrier Ethernet solutions in the United States and is the largest in the Southeast. DukeNet’s network controls more than 7,000 miles of fiber optic capacity and offers a range of solutions to meet wholesale and enterprise customers’ bandwidth needs. DukeNet holds MEF 9 and MEF 14 certifications for Ethernet Private Line (EPL).

“Our network engineers’ earning their MEF Certification is in line with DukeNet’s Operational Excellence journey,” says David Fulmer, SVP Network Operations. “A critical part of this journey involves equipping our team with training and standards, and Jay’s certification in Carrier Ethernet technology clearly demonstrates our commitment. We’re proud of Jay and look forward to getting other members of the team certified.”

About MEF
The MEF is a global industry alliance comprising more than 180 organizations including telecommunications service providers, cable MSOs, network equipment/software manufacturers, semiconductors vendors and testing organizations. The MEF’s mission is to accelerate the worldwide adoption of Carrier-class Ethernet networks and services. The MEF develops Carrier Ethernet technical specifications and implementation agreements to promote interoperability and deployment of Carrier Ethernet worldwide. For more information:

About DukeNet Communications:
Headquartered in Charlotte NC, DukeNet is a leading regional service provider offering advanced data and high capacity bandwidth services to enterprise, data center, government, and carrier customers. Primarily in the southeastern United States, DukeNet’s network controls nearly 7,000 route miles of fiber optic capacity and enables cloud computing and high bandwidth applications for specific commercial market segments. More information about DukeNet is available at
Ron Proleika
DukeNet Communications

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