PLDT bags 5 trophies at MEF Awards 2019 in Los Angeles

PLDT bags 5 trophies at MEF Awards 2019 in Los Angeles

Philippines’ giant telecommunications company Philippine telco won three trophies at the 2019 MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) Awards held in Losa, Angeles, California, United States of America.

MEF Awards is an annual event that recognizes excellence and innovation in the global communications solutions industry. The awards program recognizes service, application, technology, and professional excellence in the global community committed to delivering innovative solutions that are optimized for the digital economy.

The prestigious MEF Awards program, now in its 14th year, is the largest in the world focused on emerging dynamic network services powered by LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), SDN (Software-Defined Networking), NFV (Network Functions Virtualization), Carrier Ethernet, and SD-WAN (software-defined networking in a wide area network) technologies.

PLDT was named Network and Service Innovation of the Year for Asia Pacific, Retail Service Provider of the Year for Asia Pacific, and Wholesale Service Provider of the Year for Asia Pacific.

Irene de Guzman, head for managed enterprise networking solutions at PLDT, received the awards during the MEF19 networking event held at the JW Marriott LA Live.

MEF’s awards program is the largest in the world focused on network services powered by SD-WAN, Carrier Ethernet, LSO, SDN, and NFV technologies.

“MEF is pleased to congratulate this year’s award winners for their outstanding work in driving industry transformation,” said Nan Chen, president of MEF. “We appreciate the dedication of the teams at so many companies who are committed to developing and delivering service and technology solutions with compelling and lasting value for customers. The companies recognized in the MEF Awards program are true industry leaders.”

Service Provider and Enterprise Application Award Winners

Network & Service Innovation

Global – AT&T
APAC – PLDT
Europe – Colt Technology Services
North America – AT&T
Retail Service Provider of the Year

Global – CenturyLink and Verizon (tie)
APAC – PLDT
Europe – Colt Technology Services
North America – CenturyLink
Wholesale Service Provider of the Year

Global – CenturyLink & PCCW Global (tie)
APAC – PLDT
Europe – Colt Technology Services
North America – AT&T
SD-WAN Service Provider of the Year

Global – CenturyLink
APAC – Tata Communications
Europe – Orange Business Services
America – CenturyLink & Windstream Enterprise (tie)
Africa Service Provider of the Year – Liquid Telecom
CALA Service Provider of the Year – Ufinet
Middle East Provider of the Year – Saudi Telecom Company
Special Awards

LSO Leadership – AT&T and Colt Technology Services
Best Marketing – Verizon
Enterprise Application of the Year

Advertising – Colt Technology Services
Education – CenturyLink
Financial – Comcast Business
Government – AT&T
Manufacturing – Spectrum Enterprise
Media – Tata Communications
Retail – QOS Networks
Sports & Entertainment – Comcast Business
Transportation – CenturyLink
Technology Solutions Award Winners

Technology Provider of the Year – NEC/Netcracker
Carrier Ethernet & IP – Nokia
LSO Leadership – NEC/Netcracker
NFV – Ekinops
NFV Infrastructure – Equinix
Optical – Ciena
SD-WAN – VMware
Service Analytics – Infovista
Service Assurance – Infovista
Service Automation – Amdocs & NEC/Netcracker (tie)
Multi-Vendor Solution – NEC/Netcracker & Versa Networks
Professional Award Winners

Industry Executive of the Year – Jeff Storey, President & CEO, CenturyLink
MEF Distinguished Fellow – David Ball, Principal Engineer, Cisco
Accredited Training Partner of the Year – Carrier Ethernet Academy

(Source: Newsbytes.ph)

Top photo: PLDT head for managed networking solutions Irene de Guzman receiving the award in Los Angeles (Photo credit: Newsbytes Philippines)

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