Verizon Wins Top Honors From Metro Ethernet Forum

              Verizon Wins Top Honors From Metro Ethernet Forum

Named Global Service Provider of Year for Fourth Straight Year plus a Host of
Regional Awards for Asia Pacific and the Americas

PR Newswire

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Dec. 13, 2012

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon has received top
Metro Ethernet Forum awards around the world for its leadership and innovation
in developing and delivering Carrier Ethernet business services. In addition
to earning the Global Service Provider of the Year award for the fourth
consecutive year, Verizon received two Carrier Ethernet Business Application
Awards for Asia-Pacific, the Best Marketing award for the Americas and the
North America Regional Service Provider award.

The 2012 MEF Carrier Ethernet Awards ceremonies were held last month in Rio de
Janeiro, Shanghai and New York.

This year's awards featured an enhanced business applications category,which
recognizes partnerships between service providers and their clients in the
delivery of Ethernet business services. Verizon's submissions featuring Aicent
(mobile data services category) and Juniper Networks (manufacturing category)
were the winners in the inaugural Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application
Awards in Asia-Pacific.

Shawn Hakl, Verizon's vice president for products and solutions, said: "To win
the Carrier Ethernet Global Service Provider of the Year award for the fourth
year in a row – on top of our other global accolades – is a tremendous
achievement and a testament to our continued innovation in the Ethernet space.
This year, we are also pleased to have been able to showcase our capabilities
through our relationships with Aicent and Juniper Networks. Our work with both
companies demonstrates the breadth and depth of our capabilities in the
Ethernet space, and we are particularly delighted to have received MEF awards
in recognition of this."

The MEF awards recognize excellence and leadership in the development,
marketing and delivery of Carrier Ethernet Services. The awards, judged by
independent panels of senior industry analysts, are presented annually in
North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and the
Caribbean and Latin American regions.

Verizon Enterprise Solutions creates global connections that generate growth,
drive business innovation and move society forward. With industry-specific
solutions and a full range of global wholesale offerings provided over the
company's secure mobility, cloud, strategic networking and advanced
communications platforms, Verizon Enterprise Solutions helps open new
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About Verizon
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is
a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline
communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale
customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network,
with nearly 96 million retail customers nationwide. Verizon also provides
converged communications, information and entertainment services over
America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business
solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the
Fortune 500. A Dow 30 company with $111 billion in 2011 revenues, Verizon
employs a diverse workforce of 184,500. For more information, visit

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