MEF Announces 2009 Service Provider Awards

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AboveNet named America’s finalist

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The number and quality of award submissions are a reflection of the increasing importance of Ethernet services within service provider product portfolios.

AboveNet, Inc., (NYSE:ABVT), a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, announced that on November 11, 2009 AboveNet was named Finalist in three categories at the prestigious MEF Carrier Ethernet Service Provider Awards for Americas – 2009. The announcement was made at the MEF service provider dinner in New York, held at the Light Reading Ethernet Expo.

This year’s service provider awards, with an expanded range of categories, attracted a record number of entries from service providers all keen to be awarded the recognition by the judging panels of industry analysts.

AboveNet was named:

  •     Finalist: Best Service Portfolio in the Americas
  •     Finalist: Best Marketing category in the Americas
  •     Finalist: Service Provider of the Year in the Americas

Speaking at the conclusion of the New York ceremonies, Nan Chen, MEF President, commented: “This year’s Service Provider Awards reflect the advances in Carrier Ethernet services and the expanding number of service providers in this growth segment of the telecommunications industry. The number and quality of award submissions are a reflection of the increasing importance of Ethernet services within service provider product portfolios.”

To learn more go to http://www.above.net.

About AboveNet, Inc.

AboveNet provides high bandwidth connectivity solutions for business and carriers. Its private optical network delivers key network and IP services in and among 15 top U.S. metro markets and London, UK. Its network is widely used in demanding markets such as financial services, media, health care, retail and government.

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About The MEF:
The MEF is a global industry alliance comprising more than 155 organizations including telecommunications service providers, cable MSOs, network equipment/software manufacturers, semiconductors vendors and testing organizations. The MEF’s mission is to accelerate the worldwide adoption of Carrier-class Ethernet networks and services. The MEF develops Carrier Ethernet technical specifications and implementation agreements to promote interoperability and deployment of Carrier Ethernet worldwide.

For more information about the Forum, including a complete listing of all current MEF members, please visit the MEF web site at http://www.MetroEthernetForum.org/

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