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2017 MEF Excellence Awards

Winners

 

MEF Announces Winners of 2017 Awards

 

40 Prestigious Awards Recognize Service, Application, Technology, and Professional Excellence

MEF17 – Orlando, FL, 15 November 2017 MEF, the driving force enabling agile, assured, and orchestrated services, today announced Winners for the MEF 2017 Awards, which recognize service, application, technology, and professional excellence and innovation. MEF’s Awards program is the largest in the world focused on emerging dynamic network services powered by LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), NFV, SDN, and Carrier Ethernet.

Award Winners were recognized during an Awards Party at the MEF17 (www.MEF17.com) networking event taking place this week in Orlando, Florida at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort.

“We continue to see amazing service and technology innovations year-over-year in the MEF Awards program, and are thrilled to witness the advances being made to accelerate development and delivery of agile, assured, and orchestrated services,” said Nan Chen, President, MEF. “We are pleased to congratulate the 2017 Award Winners, and look forward to seeing more innovation from them as we move into 2018.”

Service Provider and Enterprise Application Awards Winners

Special Awards

Winner
Best SD-WAN Managed Service of the Year
CenturyLink
 
Best SD-WAN Managed Service of the Year
Winner
LSO Leadership
AT&T, Colt, Orange Business Services, CenturyLink / Level3
 
LSO Leadership
 
Winner
Best Marketing
Colt
 
Best Marketing
 

Network and Service Innovation

Winner
Network and Service Innovation - Global
AT&T
 
Network and Service Innovation
Winner
Network and Service Innovation - North America
AT&T
 
Network and Service Innovation
 
Winner
Network and Service Innovation - Europe
Colt
 
Network and Service Innovation
Winner
Network and Service Innovation - Asia Pacific
SK Telecom
 
Network and Service Innovation
 
Winner
Network and Service Innovation - Caribbean & Latin America
C&W Networks
 
Network and Service Innovation
 

Wholesale Service Provider of the Year

Winner
Wholesale Service Provider of the Year - Global
PCCW Global
 
Wholesale Service Provider of the Year
Winner
Wholesale Service Provider of the Year - North America
CenturyLink / Level3
 
Wholesale Service Provider of the Year
 
Winner
Wholesale Service Provider of the Year - Europe
Colt
 
Wholesale Service Provider of the Year
Winner
Wholesale Service Provider of the Year - Asia Pacific
PLDT
 
Wholesale Service Provider of the Year
 
Winner
Wholesale Service Provider of the Year - Caribbean & Latin America
Ufinet
 
Wholesale Service Provider of the Year
Winner
Wholesale Service Provider of the Year - Middle East & Africa
Liquid Telecom
 
Wholesale Service Provider of the Year
 

Retail Service Provider of the Year

Winner
Retail Service Provider of the Year - Global
CenturyLink / Level3
 
Retail Service Provider of the Year
Winner
Retail Service Provider of the Year - North America
AT&T and CenturyLink / Level3 (Tie)
 
Retail Service Provider of the Year
 
Winner
Retail Service Provider of the Year - Europe
Colt
 
Retail Service Provider of the Year
Winner
Retail Service Provider of the Year - Asia Pacific
PLDT
 
Retail Service Provider of the Year
 

Enterprise Application of the Year

Winner
Enterprise Application of the Year - Business Process Services
PLDT
 
Enterprise Application of the Year
Winner
Enterprise Application of the Year - Cloud Connectivity
Tata Communications
 
Enterprise Application of the Year
 
Winner
Enterprise Application of the Year - Education
Colt
 
Enterprise Application of the Year
Winner
Enterprise Application of the Year - Finance
Tata Communications
 
Enterprise Application of the Year
 
Winner
Enterprise Application of the Year - Government 
Verizon
 
Enterprise Application of the Year
Winner
Enterprise Application of the Year - Health
Comcast Business
 
Enterprise Application of the Year
 
Winner
Enterprise Application of the Year - IT Services
Colt
 
Enterprise Application of the Year
Winner
Enterprise Application of the Year - Media
Sparkle and Vertical Telecoms Pty Limited (Vertel) (Tie)
 
Enterprise Application of the Year
 
Winner
Enterprise Application of the Year - Sports & Entertainment
Comcast Business
 
Enterprise Application of the Year
Winner
Enterprise Application of the Year - Government Demonstration
CenturyLink / Level3
 
Enterprise Application of the Year
 

Third Network Technology Solutions Award Winners

Winner
Third Network Technology Solutions Award Winners - Carrier Ethernet
ADVA Optical Networking
 
Third Network Technology Solutions Award Winners
Winner
Third Network Technology Solutions Award Winners - Service Analytics
Ciena
 
Third Network Technology Solutions Award Winners
 
Winner
Third Network Technology Solutions Award Winners - Service Assurance
CENX
 
Third Network Technology Solutions Award Winners
Winner
Third Network Technology Solutions Award Winners - Service Orchestration
Ciena
 
Third Network Technology Solutions Award Winners
 
Winner
Third Network Technology Solutions Award Winners - Service Virtualization
Accedian Networks
 
Third Network Technology Solutions Award Winners
Winner
Third Network Technology Solutions Award Winners - Multi-Vendor
NoviFlow and Lumina Networks
 
Third Network Technology Solutions Award Winners
 
Winner
Third Network Technology Solutions Award Winners - SD-WAN
Nokia/Nuage
 
Third Network Technology Solutions Award Winners
 

Professional Award Winners

Winner
Industry Executive of the Year
Hans Vestberg, Executive VP and President of Global Networks and CTO, Verizon
 
Professional Award Winners
Winner
MEF Distinguished Fellow
Scott Mansfield, Standardization Researcher, Development Unit Network Products, Ericsson
 
Professional Award Winners
 
Winner
MEF-CECP of the Year
Bartosz Michalik, Technical Architect, Amartus
 
Professional Award Winners
 

Proof of Concept Winners

Winner
Third Network Proof of Concept Award - Gold
AT&T, Orange, Colt, Amdocs, Ciena, Fujitsu
 
Third Network Proof of Concept Award - Gold
Winner
Third Network Proof of Concept Award - Silver
Telia Company, Kvantel, OneAccess, RAD, Nuage
 
Third Network Proof of Concept Award - Silver
Winner
Third Network Proof of Concept Award - Bronze (tie)
Spectrum Enterprise, Nuage Network, Palo Alto Networks and CenturyLink, AT&T, Ericsson, Coriant, Infinera
 
Third Network Proof of Concept Award - Bronze
 

 

Finalists

 

MEF Announces Finalists of 2017 Awards

 

40 Prestigious Awards Recognize Service, Application, Technology, and Professional Excellence

Orlando, FL, 24 October 2017 MEF, the driving force enabling agile, assured, and orchestrated services, today announced Finalists for the MEF 2017 Awards, which recognize service, application, technology, and professional excellence and innovation. MEF’s Awards program is the largest in the world focused on emerging dynamic network services powered by LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), NFV, SDN, and Carrier Ethernet.

Award Winners will be revealed on Tuesday, 14 November at the MEF17 (www.MEF17.com) global networking event, to be held 13-16 November in Orlando, Florida at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. Finalists and Winners will be celebrated during the MEF17 Awards Party, 7pm – 10pm on 14 November. Register here for MEF17 and the party.

“We are delighted to congratulate 35 companies for being chosen as 2017 Awards Finalists,” said Nan Chen, President of MEF. “We appreciate the diligent efforts of the many companies who made submissions this year. MEF looks forward to recognizing the standout leaders who are transforming the services and networking landscape with cutting-edge innovations.”

The judging panel for the MEF Awards was comprised of 13 global and regional senior analysts from ATLANTIC-ACM, Battle Green Research, Frost & Sullivan, Global Data, IHS Markit, Metanoia, Ovum, and Vertical Systems, in addition to independent judges. 

Service Provider Awards Finalists recognize leadership in the delivery of global, regional, retail, and wholesale Carrier Ethernet and dynamic services, as well as excellence in network and service innovation, SD-WAN managed services, LSO strategy, and marketing.

Enterprise Application Awards Finalists recognize the most innovative use of services to meet application requirements of specific industry verticals, including finance, health, education, government, sports/entertainment, media, and other categories.

Third Network Technology Solutions Awards recognize leadership in service orchestration, service assurance, service virtualization, service analytics, SD-WAN, CE 2.0, and multi-vendor technology solutions based on combinations of LSO, NFV, SDN, and CE 2.0 technologies.

Overview

 

MEF 2017 Awards - Winners to be posted soon

Watch our recorded webinar: Winning Strategies for Preparing MEF 2017 Award Submissions. This webinar provides an overview of the award categories, instructions on how to use the awards submissions portal, and tips for writing concise, compelling submissions.

Preview of the MEF 2017 Awards Program

The MEF 2017 Awards program recognizes service, application, technology, and professional excellence in the vibrant global Third Network community committed to delivering innovative solutions that are optimized for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world. The prestigious Awards program, now in its 12th year, is the largest in the world focused on high-performance Carrier Ethernet services and emerging Third Network services powered by LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), NFV, SDN, and CE 2.0 networking technologies. The most advanced services typically provide an on-demand experience with user-directed control over service capabilities and are delivered over more automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks. 

This year's program includes 40 awards across 5 major categories. Register for the Awards Submission Portal to see details on specific awards.

    • Enterprise Application Awards - jointly awarded to a service end-user and their service provider, these awards recognize the most innovative use of Third Network / Carrier Ethernet services to meet application requirements of particular industry verticals.
    • Service Provider Awards - recognize leadership in the development & delivery of global, regional, retail, and wholesale services as well as excellence in network and service innovation, LSO strategy, and marketing. The Best SD-WAN Managed Service is a newly added award dealing with one of the hottest topics in the communications industry.  Service providers must be based in the region or generate more than half of their revenue from the region when competing for Asia Pacific, Caribbean & Latin America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, or North America awards.
    • Third Network Proof of Concept Awards - recognize innovation in the 4th Annual Proof of Concept Service & Technology Showcase at MEF17. All companies that have been selected to participate in the PoC Showcase are automatically eligible for the PoC Awards that will be judged at the event.  PoC participants will need to make an Award submission that will revise and/or complete their proposals submitted for the PoC Showcase.
    • Third Network Technology Solutions Awards - recognize leadership in Service Orchestration, Service Assurance, Service Virtualization, Service Analytics, SD-WAN, CE 2.0, and multi-vendor technology solutions. These awards are based on combinations of LSO, NFV, SDN, and CE 2.0 technologies and are given only to technology vendors.
    • Professional Awards - recognize individuals who exhibited professional excellence and advanced the work of the MEF and the development of Third Network solutions.

Key Dates

Open for Submission 6 June 2017
Submission Deadline 20 September 2017
Finalists Announced 23 October 2017
Winners Announced 14 November 2017
Awards Party at MEF17 14 November 2017


MEF 2017 Awards Party on Tuesday, November 14th,  7:00 – 10:00pm

MEF will host the MEF 2017 Awards Party on Tuesday, 14 November at the MEF17 event in Orlando, Florida. Join your industry peers and colleagues for a spectacular evening party in which we will celebrate with leading innovators who are reshaping the industry landscape.

Our Caribbean-themed party is an evening not to be missed! The party will feature live entertainment, international food stations, a rum bar, and our popular martini bar.  The party will be held on the side lawn pavilion at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort.

To reserve your party tickets, register here. Dress is Business Casual.

We look forward to seeing you at MEF17!

Awards Timeline

 

Awards Timeline

 

Open for Submission 6 June 2017
Deadline for submissions 20 September 2017
Awards finalists announced 23 October 2017
Winners Announced 14 November 2017
Awards Party at MEF17 14 November 2017

 

 

Past Awards Winners

Past Winners of the MEF Service Provider and Carrier Ethernet Awards

2016 Service Provider of the Year Worldwide AT&T
2016 Innovative Service of the Year Worldwide AT&T
2016 Best Service Provider Marketing Worldwide Colt Technology Services
2016 LSO Service Provider Leadership Worldwide Level 3 Communications | AT&T | Sparkle SpA | China Telecom
2016 Best Network Innovation Worldwide AT&T
2016 Wholesale Service Provider of the Year APAC Tata Communications
2016 Wholesale Service Provider of the Year CALA Cable & Wireless Networks
2016 Wholesale Service Provider of the Year EMMA Colt Technology Services
2016 Wholesale Service Provider of the Year North America Level 3 Communications
2016 Wholesale Service Provider of the Year Global PCCW Global | Verizon
2016 Retail Service Provider of the Year APAC PLDT
2016 Retail Service Provider of the Year EMMA Colt Technology Services
2016 Retail Service Provider of the Year North America Level 3 Communications
2016 Retail Service Provider of the Year Global Level 3 Communications
2016 Service Innovation of the Year APAC PLDT
2016 Service Innovation of the Year CALA Cable & Wireless Networks
2016 Service Innovation of the Year EMMA Colt Technology Services
2016 Service Innovation of the Year North America AT&T | Global Capacity
2016 Service Innovation of the Year Global AT&T
2016 Enterprise Application of the Year Education Vertical Telecoms Pty Limited (Vertel)
2016 Enterprise Application of the Year Financial Colt Technology Services
2016 Enterprise Application of the Year Government Comcast
2016 Enterprise Application of the Year Health AT&T
2016 Enterprise Application of the Year Manufacturing Colt Technology Services
2016 Enterprise Application of the Year Media Tata Communications
2016 Enterprise Application of the Year Retail Level 3 Communications
2016 Enterprise Application of the Year Sports & Entertainment Comcast
2016 Third Network Technology Solutions Vendor of the Year Amdocs
2016 Third Network Technology Solutions CE 2.0 Technology of the Year Accedian
2016 Third Network Technology Solutions LSO Technology of the Year Amdocs | CENX
2016 Third Network Technology Solutions NFV Technology of the Year ADVA Optical Networking
2016 Third Network Technology Solutions SDN Technology of the Year Spalding Communications
2016 Third Network Technology Solutions Multi-Vendor Innovation of the Year ADVA | InfoVista | Juniper | Oracle
2016 Third Network Technology Solutions Third Network Thought Leadership ECI
2016 Third Network Technology Solutions LSO/NFV/SDN Consulting Fujitsu Network Communications
2016 Professional Awards Industry Executive of the Year John Donovan
2016 Professional Awards MEF Distinguished Fellow Steve Haddock
2016 Professional Awards MEF-CECP of the Year Dan Blemings
2016 Third Network Proof of Concept Multi-vendor Service Orchestration Using Open APIs for Service Activation, Performance Monitoring and NFV CenturyLink | RAD | Ciena - Blueplanet
2016 Third Network Proof of Concept Third Network Orchestrated Multi-carrier Demo Comcast | ECI | Sparkle SpA | Tata Communications | Viavi Solutions
2015 Best Application of the Year Education Comcast Business
2015 Best Application of the Year Financial TATA Communications
2015 Best Application of the Year Government AT&T
2015 Best Application of the Year Healthcare AT&T
2015 Best Application of the Year Sports & Entertainment Colt Technology Services
2015 Best Application of the Year Media Telecom Italia Sparkle SpA
2015 Best Application of the Year Professional Services Colt Technology Services
2015 Best Service Innovation of the Year APAC Telstra
2015 Best Service Innovation of the Year EMEA Telecom Italia Sparkle SpA
2015 Best Service Innovation of the Year North America AT&T
2015 Best Service Innovation of the Year Global Telstra
2015 Retail Service Provider of the Year APAC PLDT
2015 Retail Service Provider of the Year CALA Level 3 Communications
2015 Retail Service Provider of the Year EMEA Colt Technology Services
2015 Retail Service Provider of the Year North America Level 3 Communications
2015 Retail Service Provider of the Year Global Level 3 Communications
2015 Wholesale Service Provider APAC Telstra
2015 Wholesale Service Provider CALA Level 3 Communications
2015 Wholesale Service Provider EMEA Colt Technology Services
2015 Wholesale Service Provider North America Level 3 Communications
2015 Wholesale Service Provider Global PCCW Global
2015 Best Service Provider Marketing of the Year Worldwide Time Warner Cable Business Class
2015 Best Service Provider Network Innovation of the Year Worldwide Colt Technology Services
2015 Third Network Technology of the Year CE 2.0 Overture Networks
2015 Third Network Technology of the Year LSO (Life Cycle Service Orchestration) Ciena
2015 Third Network Technology of the Year Multi-Vendor Innovation Oracle Communications, InfoVista and Juniper Networks
2015 Third Network Technology of the Year NFV-Based Virtual CPE Accedian
2015 Third Network Technology of the Year Vendor of the Year Ciena
2015 MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (MEF-CECP) of the Year Worldwide Marjory Sy
2015 MEF Industry Person of the Year Worldwide Axel Clauberg
2014 Professionals of the Year Ethernet Industry Person of the Year Bill Stemper
2014 Professionals of the Year MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional of the Year Sendang Praptomo
2014 Professionals of the Year MEF Distinguished Fellow of the Year Ralph Santitoro
2014 MEF Lifetime Achievement Award MEF Lifetime Achievement Award Dr. Robert Metcalfe
2014 Best Application of the Year Education Cox Business
2014 Best Application of the Year Financial Colt Technology Services
2014 Best Application of the Year Government Comcast
2014 Best Application of the Year Health Comcast
2014 Best Application of the Year Media/Sports/Entertainment Tata Communications
2014 Best Application of the Year Other Applications Colt Technology Services
2014 Best Service of the Year APAC KVH
2014 Best Service of the Year CALA INTERNEXA
2014 Best Service of the Year EMEA Colt Technology Services
2014 Best Service of the Year Global Tata Communications
2014 Best Service of the Year North America Comcast
2014 Retail Service Provider of the Year APAC PLDT
2014 Retail Service Provider of the Year CALA Level 3 Communications
2014 Retail Service Provider of the Year EMEA Colt Technology Services
2014 Retail Service Provider of the Year Global Level 3 Communications
2014 Retail Service Provider of the Year North America TW Telecom
2014 Wholesale Service Provider of the Year APAC PCCW Global
2014 Wholesale Service Provider of the Year CALA INTERNEXA
2014 Wholesale Service Provider of the Year EMEA Colt Technology Services
2014 Best CE 2.0 Wholesale E-Access Provider EMEA Telecom Italia
2014 Wholesale Service Provider of the Year Global SingTel
2014 Wholesale Service Provider of the Year North America TW Telecom
2014 Best Network Technology of the Year Multi-Vendor Innovation Colt Technology Services
2014 Best Network Technology of the Year Scalability Verizon
2014 Best Network Technology of the Year Service Management/Orchestration Cyan
2014 Best Network Technology of the Year Technology Innovation Alcatel-Lucent
2014 Network Technology Provider of the Year Network Technology Provider of the Year Alcatel-Lucent
2013 Global Service Provider of the Year Global Verizon
2013 Regional Service Provider of the Year APAC Tata Communications
2013 Regional Service Provider of the Year CALA Internexa S.A.
2013 Regional Service Provider of the Year EMEA Colt
2013 Regional Service Provider of the Year North America Comcast Business
2013 Best Wholesale Ethernet Service APAC Singtel
2013 Best Wholesale Ethernet Service CALA Level 3
2013 Best Wholesale Ethernet Service EMEA Colt
2013 Best Wholesale Ethernet Service Global PCCW Global
2013 Best Wholesale Ethernet Service North America Verizon
2013 Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application APAC Tata Communications
2013 Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application CALA Level 3
2013 Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application EMEA Colt
2013 Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application Global Singtel
2013 Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application North America Comcast Business
2013 Best Marketing APAC PLDT
2013 Best Marketing CALA Verizon
2013 Best Marketing EMEA GTS Central Europe
2013 Best Marketing Global Verizon
2013 Best Marketing North America Comcast Business
2012 Global Service Provider of the Year Global Verizon
2012 Regional Service Provider of the Year APAC PLDT
2012 Regional Service Provider of the Year CALA Internexa S.A.
2012 Regional Service Provider of the Year EMEA Colt
2012 Regional Service Provider of the Year North America Verizon
2012 Best Wholesale Ethernet Service APAC Telekom Malaysia
2012 Best Wholesale Ethernet Service CALA Internexa S.A.
2012 Best Wholesale Ethernet Service North America MegaPath
2012 Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application CALA Internexa S.A. & ICBF, Level 3 & HSBC
2012 Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application - Education North America & APAC CenturyLink & Monroe City Schools
2012 Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application - Financial Services North America & APAC TW Telecom & Pulte Mortgage
2012 Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application - Healthcare North America & APAC Vertel & South West Alliance of Rural Health
2012 Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application - Manufacturing North America & APAC Verizon & Juniper
2012 Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application - Mobile Data Services North America & APAC Verizon & Aicent
2012 Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application - Municipal Government North America & APAC AT&T & Rohnert Park
2012 Business Application EMEA Colt & SmartGaming
2012 Business Application EMEA Colt, Bird&Bird
2012 Business Application EMEA GTS & RTVS
2012 Best Marketing APAC PLDT
2012 Best Marketing CALA Verizon
2012 Best Marketing EMEA Colt
2012 Best Marketing North America Optimum Lightpath
2011 Global Service Provider of the Year Global Verizon
2011 Regional Service Provider of the Year APAC Singtel
2011 Regional Service Provider of the Year EMEA GTS
2011 Regional Service Provider of the Year North America Optimum Lightpath
2011 Best Wholesale Ethernet Service APAC Telekom Malaysia
2011 Best Wholesale Ethernet Service EMEA Verizon
2011 Best Wholesale Ethernet Service North America Verizon
2011 APAC Service Provider of the Year APAC Tata Communications
2011 Best Business Ethernet Service APAC Tata Communications
2011 Best Business Ethernet Service EMEA Colt
2011 Best Business Ethernet Service North America AT&T
2011 EMEA Service Provider of the Year EMEA Colt
2011 NA Service Provider of the Year North America AT&T
2011 Best Marketing APAC PLDT
2011 Best Marketing EMEA Broadnet
2011 Best Marketing North America AT&T
2010 Global Service Provider of the Year Global Verizon
2010 Regional Service Provider of the Year APAC Verizon
2010 Regional Service Provider of the Year CALA Global Crossing
2010 Regional Service Provider of the Year EMEA Colt
2010 Regional Service Provider of the Year North America AT&T
2010 Best Wholesale Ethernet Service APAC Tata Communications
2010 Best Wholesale Ethernet Service CALA Verizon
2010 Best Wholesale Ethernet Service EMEA Verizon
2010 Best Wholesale Ethernet Service North America Verizon
2010 Best Business Ethernet Service APAC Singtel
2010 Best Business Ethernet Service CALA Global Crossing
2010 Best Business Ethernet Service EMEA Colt
2010 Best Business Ethernet Service North America AT&T
2010 Best Marketing APAC Verizon
2010 Best Marketing CALA Global Crossing
2010 Best Marketing EMEA Broadnet
2010 Best Marketing North America Optimum Lightpath



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