We congratulate Marcus Friman, our VP of Product Management, who recently passed the Metro Ethernet Forum certified Carrier Ethernet Professional test (MEF-CECP 2.0). We took the time to ask him a few questions about this.

Q. What is Metro Ethernet Forum?
M. MEF is a global industry alliance comprising more than 220 organizations including for example telecommunications service providers, network equipment manufacturers, and testing organizations. The MEF’s mission is to accelerate the worldwide adoption of Carrier-class Ethernet networks and services, and they have really managed to become the leading organization for defining and promoting Carrier-class Ethernet.

Q. Why did you decide to study to become a certified professional?
M. First of all I think it is really interesting. I have been in the business many years, and from my work I have quite extensive previous knowledge about carrier Ethernet and IP networks in general. But studying for the exam on my spare time during the Christmas holiday was really rewarding. There are many terms, definitions and attributes of the different standardized services, that are not used so often outside the “professional” world, and these were really interesting to understand in a better way.

Q. Are there any benefits in your role as VP of Product Management at Netrounds?
M. Yes, definitely. It helps me to make sure that the correct terms are being used, and that Netrounds supports the tests needed to being able to turn-up, monitor, and troubleshoot Carrier-class Ethernet connections.

Q. How does this benefit the customers of Netrounds?
M. They can feel even more confident in that Netrounds will provide the correct results, and that the product conforms to the MEF standards.

Thank you Marcus, and good luck!
M. Thank you.