On October 30th Virtual1 announced that it is joining the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF). The MEF is an industry association of 200+ member companies, and the driving force enabling agile, assured, and orchestrated communication services that empower users with the dynamic performance and security required to thrive in the digital economy.
Virtual1 has led the way in the UK, “As owners of the UK’s most advanced wholesale-only network, we have been at the forefront of Partner enablement through our 1Portal and suite of APIs, so joining the MEF is the next logical step for us” comments CEO Tom O’Hagan.
“With our continued focus on the international carrier market, these standards are a key part of demonstrating the maturity of our proposition, alongside our ISO27001 and ISO22301 certifications”
Now members of the MEF, Virtual1 will be undertaking a program to internationally certify both its Ethernet portfolio and API capabilities.
However, it is not just gaining these accreditations that is significant about membership, Virtual1 CTO James Hickman says “We are excited about joining the Metro Ethernet Forum, we firmly believe that APIs and integration with the supply chain will be critical to the future of our industry. They will be essential to delivering an outstanding customer experience, and that is a conversation we are keen to be a part of and to help shape on the global stage”
Working exclusively for the channel, Virtual1 are the most advanced wholesale-only UK Carrier, delivering up to 10Gb bandwidth to 180 towns and cities across the country from over 280 on-net exchanges.
At the heart of our state-of-the-art infrastructure is a bespoke Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) environment, alongside Backup, colocation services and private connectivity to market-leading UC, SIP and Cloud reseller solutions.
Our infrastructure is fully software defined and places the control and configuration of services directly under our partner’s control via our award winning 1Portal and suite of APIs. Our Partners are empowered to quote, order and deliver fully integrated connectivity and cloud solutions that they can control 24/7.