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Press Release -- July 3rd, 2015
Source: Interoute

Interoute achieves MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification for Europe’s largest network

London, 02 July 2015Interoute, owner operator of Europe’s largest network infrastructure and global cloud services platform has today announced that it has obtained a MEF 2.0 Carrier Ethernet E-Line (EPL, EVPL) certification. The accreditation has significantly contributed to the successful worldwide deployment of Ethernet by defining industry standards, accelerating process and deployment, and lowering cost and risk variables.

Interoute is the only UK Head Quartered Service Provider to be awarded a MEF 2.0 certification and one of only ten European providers to reach this heightened industry standard. This certification covers the entirety of the Interoute global network and certification to this level means Interoute is able to fast-track technical discussions and interconnections, whether connecting to other carriers, customer networks or cloud services.

Interoute offers layer one to layer seven products and services, from the ground to the cloud. A core asset is its European network, which underpins its ability to provide services to 98% of Europe’s tier one and two carriers, while also acting as the foundation of its global cloud service platform. As a result of a greater demand for connectivity industry wide, standards are increasingly important. As a globally-recognised stamp of approval the MEF 2.0 certification will therefore support Interoute with meeting the rising demand for interconnectivity between networks.

Renzo Ravaglia, EVP Service Provider at Interoute, commented: “Speed, quality and high levels of service delivery are crucial to our success and this accreditation further strengthens our proposition. This also confirms to our customers that Interoute uses industry leading practices, and meets established quality and performance thresholds in the way we deliver our Ethernet services.”

Nan Chen, President of the MEF said “The MEF congratulates Interoute for the outstanding achievement of passing the rigorous testing associated with MEF CE 2.0 certification, which represents the gold standard for service performance in the global marketplace. “Interoute has long had a reputation for being an innovative pan-European service provider, and CE 2.0 certification is a clear demonstration of the company’s ability to deliver leading-edge solutions.”

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About Interoute

Interoute Communications Ltd is the owner operator of Europe’s largest cloud services platform, which encompasses over 67,000 km of lit fibre, 12 data centres, 14 Virtual Data Centres and 31 colocation centres, with connections to 195 additional third-party data centres across Europe. Its full-service Unified ICT platform serves international enterprises, as well as every major European telecommunications incumbent and the major operators of North America, East and South Asia, governments and universities. These organisations find Interoute the ideal partner for computing, connectivity and communications and developing new services. Its Unified ICT strategy has proved attractive to enterprises looking for a scalable, secure and unconstrained platform on which they can build their voice, video, computing and data services, as well as service providers in need of high capacity international data transit and infrastructure. With established operations throughout mainland Europe, North America and Dubai, Interoute also owns and operates dense city networks throughout Europe’s major business channels

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