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The MEF announces that PCCW Global has become the world's first service provider to receive MEF 100G CE 2.0 certification for E-Line and E-Access services. The certification represents a milestone for the industry, as the previous upper limit for MEF CE 2.0 services certification was 10G per second.

PCCW Global's worldwide network passed rigorous testing procedures covering a full set of 100G service attributes, including performance and bandwidth profiles. Compliance testing and certification was performed by Iometrix, the official test lab of the MEF.

The PCCW Global 100G CE 2.0 certified service is based onnetwork equipment supplied by Huawei. Huawei is one of the first six technology vendors to offer 100G CE 2.0 certified equipment, as announced in 2015.

Mr. Nan Chen, president of MEF, said: "The MEF congratulates PCCWGlobaland Huawei on their collaborative, pioneering work to drive industry innovation with 100G CE 2.0 services certification. PCCWGlobalalready has demonstrated excellence in providing a full portfolio of CE 2.0 certified E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree, and E-Access services, and now is pushing the envelope again with 100G performance and scalability. We look forward to other service providers following suit in order to lay a highly scalable CE 2.0 services foundation that ultimately will support dynamic, cloud-centric services, orchestrated over automated and interconnected networks."

Mr. Marc Halbfinger, chief executive officer of PCCW Global, said: "By becoming MEF 100G CE 2.0 certified, we have demonstrated our ability to meet the high performance, high reliability, and scalability standards required by our customers' demanding, business-critical applications. Being the first service provider to achieve this certification is a credit to our hardworking teams, and we are looking forward to being a critical part of the industry transition to agile, assured and orchestrated Third Network services."