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CMC Networks combines network reach across six continents with innovation in Artificial Intelligence ( AI ), cloud , cybersecurity , edge , software-defined networking ( SDN ), network functions virtualisation ( NFV ), and a range of services to solve local enterprise challenges with world-class solutions . The company has recently achieved MEF 3.0 certification for its software-defined wide-area networking ( SD-WAN ) services , making it the first and only service provider in Africa with both MEF 3.0 SD-WAN and Ethernet certifications .

CMC NETWORKS IS THE FIRST SERVICE PROVIDER IN AFRICA TO HAVE MEF 3.0 SD-WAN AND CARRIER ETHERNET CERTIFICATIONS

CMC Networks , a global tier one service provider , has achieved MEF 3.0 certification for its softwaredefined wide-area networking ( SD-WAN ) services . Its enterprise and service provider customers across Africa and around the world benefit from highly scalable and resilient networking across the company ’ s global footprint . The certification demonstrates the company ’ s conformance to the rigorous specifications established by MEF , the industry ’ s defining authority .

CMC Networks combines network reach across six continents with innovation in Artificial Intelligence ( AI ), cloud , cybersecurity , edge , software-defined networking ( SDN ), network functions virtualisation ( NFV ), and a range of services to solve local enterprise challenges with world-class solutions .
“ We ’ re continually innovating in Africa and enabling enterprises and end-users to benefit from world-leading technologies and Digital Transformation , no matter where they operate ,” said Marisa Trisolino , CEO , CMC Networks . “ Our MEF 3.0 certification really indicates our commitment to delivering best-in-class SD-WAN services for our customers . Our experience and innovation in Africa have given us the skills , resilience , and mindset to adapt to changing market demands seamlessly and accelerate time-to-market for customers . If we can deliver cutting-edge solutions in the most challenging markets in the world , we can deliver for enterprises across the globe .”
CMC Networks ’ Rapid Adaptive Network ( C-RAN ) Flex-Edge solution combines SD- WAN , SDN , NFV and network security in a single solution , with no physical presence required in-country . The company also recently partnered with BCX to provide SD-WAN network connectivity between South Africa , Africa , and the rest of the world , extending BCX ’ s footprint with more than 110 service locations for enterprise customers .
“ Congratulations to CMC Networks on its latest MEF 3.0 SD-WAN certification ,” said Nan Chen , President of MEF . “ Companies who purchase from a certified MEF 3.0 service provider can have confidence they will receive services that conform to MEF ’ s industry-leading global standards . Companies like CMC Networks understand
Marisa Trisolino , CEO , CMC Networks the value that certification providessimplified , pre-validated functionality for buyers and simplified , frictionless implementation and partnering .”
Kevin Vachon , COO , MEF , said : “ CMC Networks is an active and valued participant in the vibrant MEF global member community and has taken a muchappreciated leadership role in raising MEF awareness throughout Africa . MEF would like to congratulate CMC Networks on its latest MEF 3.0 SD-WAN certification .”
MEF 3.0 certifications offer a method for industry organisations to confirm compliance with industry led MEF 3.0 standards for services , and the technology used to enable those services , thereby accelerating product development , sales cycles , and service implementations . •
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