Malaysia’s TIME is MEF 3.0 SD-WAN certified, the first in Southeast Asia
- TIME’s SD-WAN solutions will enable the creation of “powerful, new hybrid networking solutions optimized for digital transformation”.
- TIME is also one of the only two providers in the world to implement three of MEF’s headlining certifications.
TIME dotCom, a fixed-line telecommunications provider in Malaysia, just became the first telecommunications provider in the whole of Southeast Asia to have obtained the MEF 3.0 SD-WAN certification. The certification substantiates how TIME’s SD-WAN solutions adheres to MEF’s global service standards.
MEF is a global industry association of network, cloud, and technology providers who drive network transformation to power the digital economy. Initially launched in 2017, MEF 3.0 certifications for services, technologies, and APIs are company-level certifications.
According to MEF’s website, these certifications ensure that the certified company has demonstrated that their solutions conform to rigorous specifications established by the industry’s defining authority.
MEF’s president Nan Chen in a statement said, “Companies who purchase from a certified MEF 3.0 service provider can have confidence the solutions will conform to MEF’s industry-leading global standards and seamlessly interoperate in their network. Companies like TIME understand the value that certification provides—simplified, pre-validated functionality for buyers and simplified, frictionless implementation and partnering.”
Known as a Software-defined Wide Area Network, SD-WAN is a virtual WAN architecture that allows enterprises to leverage any combination of transport services—including MPLS, LTE and broadband internet services—to securely connect users to applications.
According to a statement by TIME, SD-WAN services are emerging as a catalyst for businesses to realize their digital transformation goals. “Organizations can benefit from the speed and efficiency of deployment when it comes to SD-WAN. Whether it is leveraging on the optimisation of integrated security, remote user support, cloud applications or insights, implementing SD-WAN is cost effective and future-proofed in the long term,” it added.
TIME’s executive VP of enterprise business Kit Au believes SD-WAN provides a host of benefits for any business looking to virtualise their network as part of their digital transformation. “In addition to better network management, businesses will also experience a stronger and more secure connectivity to the cloud. We foresee businesses will continue to deploy hybrid networking strategies with SD-WAN moving forward given its high impact and optimized cost.”
When it comes to TIME, Au said secured services such as its hosted centralized SD-WAN dashboard allows users to access real time analytics hosted in its ISO certified TIME Cloud Services platform. Interestingly, TIME is one of the only two providers in the world to implement three of MEF’s headlining certifications – MEF 3.0 Carrier Ethernet, SD-WAN and LSO Sonata. “Businesses looking for a suite of dynamic, agile and secure services defined by MEF need not look any further than TIME,” he added.