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RAD Selected As Finalist for MEF’s Best Network Award

Cited in Network Technology of the Year: Technology Innovation Category
Oct 27, 2014

RAD announced today that its Distributed NFV (D-NFV) solution was selected as a finalist for the category of Best Network Technology of the Year: Technology Innovation in the Metro Ethernet Forum’s (MEF) Ethernet Excellence Awards. RAD is one of three companies shortlisted for the award.

The award entrants are evaluated based on the solution’s technological innovation, business impact, technical impact, market positioning, market validation, and end-user customer experience. To judge the awards applications, the MEF has comprised an esteemed panel from the industry’s leading analyst firms including IDC, Infonetics, Vertical Systems, Gartner, Frost & Sullivan, Ovum, and the Rayno Report.

The award winners will be announced at the Ethernet Excellence Awards Dinner taking place on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The awards competition is an integral part of the MEF’s Global Ethernet Networking 2014 conference and exhibition. RAD technology experts are participating on conference panels at the event, and RAD will be co-conducting a live proof-of-concept (PoC) demo featuring its D-NFV solution on the exhibition floor.

“We are very pleased to be selected as a finalist for this prestigious award. RAD is committed to driving the innovation of this transformational technology,” states Ulik Broida Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at RAD. “We believe our novel implementation of NFV holds unique and compelling benefits for both the service provider and the end-customer. This nomination, along with the feedback we’ve received from several Tier 1 operators, seems to confirm our belief.”

About MEF GEN14
The MEF will be showcasing its Third Network vision at the industry-wide Global Ethernet Networking 2014 (GEN14) event taking place on 17-20 November 2014 in Washington, DC. With a target audience exceeding 1,200 attendees, GEN14 is the must-attend networking event of the year for professionals involved in the CE services & technology industry. GEN14 will bring together 115+ CE, SDN, NFV, and Cloud expert speakers from across the globe.

Participants will consists of retail, wholesale, and mobile service providers; data center providers; cloud service providers; mid to large businesses; government organizations; utilities; network technology vendors; press; analysts and investors. For GEN14 registration and other information, see www.gen14.com.

About the MEF
The MEF is the defining body and driving force behind the global market for Carrier Ethernet. MEF’s flagship work is CE 2.0, including specifications, operational frameworks, certification programs for services, equipment and professionals (MEF-CECP 2.0). An industry alliance consisting of more than 225 member organizations, the MEF operates through a powerful collaborative framework of service providers, network solutions suppliers to achieve its CE 2.0 development and globalization objectives.
Building on thirteen years of success and widespread adoption of CE 2.0, MEF is now focused on defining Lifecycle Service Orchestration with APIs for existing network, NFV and SDN implementations enabling Agile, Assured and Orchestrated Network as a Service. For more information about the MEF please visit www.MetroEthernetForum.org

About RAD

RAD is a global telecom access solutions and products vendor, enabling service providers and network operators to evolve any service over any network. By allowing mobile, business and wholesale service providers to decouple service evolution from network evolution, we assist them in migrating at a pace that is right for them. They can leverage existing resources and prolong the use of a large variety of their current legacy interfaces and equipment, as well as maintain network and service performance to guarantee user experience.  In addition to providing an economical migration path to network edge virtualization, our Service Assured Access solutions are designed to deliver complete visibility for greater operational efficiency, as well as timing synchronization for LTE/LTE-A and future 5G deployments.

Founded in 1981, RAD has an installed base of more than 16 million units, and works closely with Tier 1 operators and service providers around the globe. RAD is a member of the $1.3 billion RAD Group of companies, a world leader in communications solutions.

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