TIM Partners with Accedian to become Brazil’s first MEF 2.0 Certified operator

TIM Brasil has attained Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) 2.0 certification for its nationwide Carrier Ethernet business services in Brazil.

The Brazilian mobile operator achieved the certification with professional services and network assurance technology from end-to-end network performance experts Accedian.

Accedian worked with TIM Brasil through its PASSPORT professional services portfolio in preparation for the carrier’s MEF 2.0 network certification and also trained TIM’s engineers to become Carrier Ethernet Certified Professionals (CECPs), as verified by MEF exams.

“This prestigious certification is accepted worldwide as the standard for service level agreement-backed business services,” said Keith Donahue, Accedian VP for Product Management and Services. “By achieving it, TIM Brasil becomes the first carrier in Brazil to offer MEF 2.0-certified enterprise-grade services, opening up new business opportunities - particularly in the wholesale market.”

“TIM Brasil has always considered itself to be a premium wholesale partner,” said Marcelo Duarte, Wholesale Director. “This certification is the confirmation of our network and connection quality, allowing us to partner with the world’s largest service providers.”

MEF 2.0 certification requires a robust set of requirements, including:

  • Meeting multiple class-of-service and application-oriented metrics and performance objectives, as well as interconnect with other providers;
  • Proof that all network elements and equipment meet CE 2.0 standards;
  • Ability to provide standardized services to other providers seeking an interconnect partnership in Brazil.

TIM Brasil, Telecom Italia’s presence in Brazil, is the second-largest mobile communications operator in Brazil (67.3 million mobile lines nationwide) and the country’s largest 4G coverage provider. Its fibre network covers more than 70,000 km. TIM provides retail, corporate, and wholesale specialised services, using a multiservice carrier grade network.

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