THIRD NETWORK SERVICES

Increasing the footprint of Third Network services is dependent on the availability of wholesale Ethernet services - E-Access and E-Transit as defined by the MEF. The MEF's 120+ service provider members look to their wholesale Ethernet Operator suppliers and partners to align with MEF standards, obtain certification for their services and demonstrate their ability to connect at Ethernet Interconnect Points (EIPs).

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OPEN INITIATIVES

The standards environment has transformed to one where Open Source software development forms an integral part of the lifecycle of a standard. It is now essential to bridge between the work of standards development organizations and the newer Open Source projects to ensure alignment of the solutions developed in Open Source, and the underlying standards requirements. MEF's OpenLSO and OpenCS initiatives are the frameworks that enable convergence on standard requirements to create robust and interoperable Open Source solutions.

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LSO-SDN-NFV

The MEF is the driving force enabling agile, assured, and orchestrated Third Network services with user-directed control over service capabilities and cloud connectivity. Third Network services are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks globally powered by LSO, SDN, NFV, and CE 2.0.

The MEF's mission is to accelerate the worldwide...

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TECHNICAL SPECS

The MEF Technical & Operations Committee has published 55 technical specifications and implementation agreements to effect standardization, interoperability and accelerate...

WORK IN PROGRESS

The MEF has more than 30 ongoing projects & new initiatives to enable new services that provide an on-demand, orchestrated, assured, secured, and cloud-connected experience...

WHATS HOT!

We spotlight new, hot items of interest related to Third Network Services, Lifecycle Services Orchestration (LSO), and work taking place on Open Initiatives.

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

The MEF's Professional Certification program identifies the industry's leading professionals and showcases expertise and excellence in technological knowledge and ...

SERVICES CERTIFICATION

The MEF Services Certification Program enables service providers to certify that their Carrier Ethernet services comply with the highest industry standards

EQUIPMENT CERTIFICATION

The MEF Equipment Certification Program enables network equipment manufacturers to certify that their Carrier Ethernet products comply with the relevant MEF specifications...

WEBINARS

MEF is pleased to introduce its new Innovations Webinar Series. Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) provides a framework for the development, delivery, and ...

SEMINARS

Launched in 2014, the MEF Seminar program for 2016 focuses on Building Dynamic Third Network Services Powered By CE 2.0, LSO, SDN & NFV ...

MEF16

The MEF is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the MEF16 global networking event during 7-10 November 2016 at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel...

Building Dynamic Third Network Services Powered By CE 2.0, LSO, SDN & NFV

Building Dynamic Third Network Services Powered By CE 2.0, LSO, SDN & NFV

The MEF Seminars 2016: Building Dynamic Third Network Services Powered By CE 2.0, LSO, SDN & NFV are regional micro-events that brings leading subject matter experts to locations around the globe to educate participants on industry trends and developments. Emphasis is on the preparation that service providers should consider to establish a solid CE 2.0 platform in support of new value-added innovations.

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3Q 2016 Annual Members Meeting, Boston

3Q 2016 Annual Members Meeting, Boston

Our industry is experiencing a paradigm shift, enabled by the convergence of Carrier Ethernet, SDN, and NFV. This shift promises to accelerate the ability of network operators to deliver more dynamic, customized, services and applications to many more locations over much more efficient, agile, and interconnected networks. MEF intends to play a unifying role in driving the market transformation. We hope to see international representation from all Carrier Ethernet Industry!

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Webinar Replay: Business Benefits of Becoming a MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional

Webinar Replay: Business Benefits of Becoming a MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional

You've heard about the MEF's Carrier Ethernet Certification Program, but you're not certain you understand all the benefits from a business perspective? Get ready to be amazed. The programs value surpasses our own projections, so click to view more details about this upcoming webinar and plan to attend. Click here for the replay of this interesting webinar.

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RECENT WORK

Specifications published by MEF are intended for general distribution to the public and may be downloaded from this site and reproduced without charge.

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OVC Services Definitions

OVC Services Definitions

This document specifies Operator Virtual Connection (OVC) Services based mainly on the service attributes defined in MEF 26.1; there are also some service attributes defined in this document that go beyond MEF 26.1.

Ethernet Interconnection Point (EIP): An ENNI Implementation Agreement

Ethernet Interconnection Point (EIP): An ENNI Implementation Agreement

This document is intended to act as an Implementation Agreement for any Operator interested in connecting their Carrier Ethernet network to another Operator using an Ethernet ENNI.

Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO): Reference Architecture and Framework

Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO): Reference Architecture and Framework

LSO is an agile approach to streamlining and automating the service lifecycle in a sustainable fashion for coordinated management and control across all network domains responsible for delivering an end-to-end Connectivity Service (e.g., Carrier Ethernet, IP VPN, MPLS, etc.). This document describes a Reference Architecture and Framework for orchestrating the service lifecycle.

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