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MEF Press Release

April 7th, Singapore, 1400 hr: Telefocal Asia today joins the MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) as a training provider with the launch of  the third part of the widely adopted MEF Certification Program.

The new MEF Professional Certification program is designed for individuals whose Carrier Ethernet technology, services and application expertise meet MEF criteria.  The MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (MEF-CECP) test validates knowledge of Carrier Ethernet technology, standards and applications.

The target audience for this initial certification will be technical marketing or product managers, pre-sales engineers, product planners, network consultants, technical sales, network operations engineers and application consultants.

Telefocal Asia, as an MEF Accredited Training Provider, will support MEF-CECP candidates with a training program that covers topics like MEF definitions, access technologies, MEF certification, target applications, circuit emulation over Ethernet, SOAM and comparisons with other network services.

Such a program aims to ground candidates on sound Carrier Ethernet knowledge prior to their taking a two-hour multiple choice exam that can be taken online from the home or office – regulated by web based proctoring technology to ensure the security and integrity of the examination, or at an approved test centre or at an MEF Accredited Training Provider‘s facilities following the completion of their training course.

“Being one of MEF‘s pioneering Accredited Training Providers in Asia Pacific will establish an important milestone for Telefocal Asia as a leading vendor-neutral training provider,” said Christine Chua, Managing Director of Telefocal Asia. “Having trained tens of thousands of professionals worldwide and accumulated several hundreds of man years of know-how in the telecommunications environment, Telefocal is well poised to accelerate the uptake of MEF-CECP certification in the months to come.”

About MEF:
The MEF ( as the defining body for Carrier Ethernet is a global industry alliance comprising more than 150 organizations including telecommunications service providers, cable MSOs, network equipment and software manufacturers, semiconductors vendors and testing organizations. The MEF develops technical specifications and implementation agreements to promote interoperability and deployment of Carrier Ethernet worldwide.

About Telefocal Asia:
Telefocal Asia (, based in Singapore, is an independent training and consulting firm focusing its services on Wireless and Fixed Telephony, Data Communications, Transmission Engineering, Switching, Network Management and Service Applications. Telefocal delivers specialised, and vendor independent training to technical specialists in the converged IP and Telecom World.


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