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MEF-2019-Awards

Overview

The 2019 MEF Awards program recognizes service, application, technology, and professional excellence in the global community committed to delivering innovative solutions that are optimized for the digital economy. The prestigious Awards program, now in its 14th year, is the largest in the world focused on emerging dynamic network services powered by LSO, SDN, NFV, Carrier Ethernet, and SD-WAN technologies.

MEF 2019 Awards

This year's program includes 52 awards across 6 major categories. Visit the Awards Submission Portal to see details on specific awards.

  • Enterprise Application Awards - recognize the most innovative use of MEF 3.0 / Carrier Ethernet / SD-WAN services to meet application requirements of industry verticals, including finance, health, education, government, sports and entertainment, media, and retail. These awards are given to service providers.
  • Service Provider Awards - recognize leadership in the development and delivery of global, regional, retail, and wholesale connectivity services, as well as excellence in network and service innovation, SD-WAN leadership, LSO strategy, and marketing. This year's program introduces SD-WAN provider of the year awards for Global, APAC, Europe, and North America. Service providers must be based in the region or generate more than half of their revenue from the region when competing for Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Middle East & Africa, and Caribbean & Latin America awards.
  • MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept Awards - recognize leadership and innovation in the MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept Showcase at MEF19. All companies selected to participate in one of the 20 planned PoC demonstrations are automatically eligible to compete for the MEF 3.0 PoC Awards that will be judged at the event (no awards submission is required). MEF expects to have 7 MEF 3.0 PoC Awards based on the topical focus of the demonstrations. 
  • Technology Solutions Awards - recognize leadership in LSO, service automation, service assurance, service analytics, SD-WAN, CE/IP, NFV, optical, and multi-vendor technology solutions. MEF also will recognize a technology provider of the year that offers industry-leading solutions based on LSO, SDN, NFV, SD-WAN, CE, and/or optical technologies. These awards are only given to technology vendors.
  • Professional Awards - recognize individuals who have exhibited professional excellence and advanced the work of MEF and the development and implementation of MEF 3.0 solutions.
  • MEF Accredited Training Provider Award - New in 2019, recognizes a MEF Accredited Training Provider (MEF-ATP) that has demonstrated outstanding leadership in training associated with MEF's professional certification programs:  MEF-Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (MEF-CECP), MEF-SDN/NFV, and MEF Network Foundations (MEF-NF).
Open for Submission 17 July 2019
Deadline for Submissions (Deadline Extended) 19 September 2019
Awards Finalists Announced 21 October 2019
Winners Announced* 19 November 2019
Awards Dinner at MEF19 19 November 2019
*MEF 3.0 PoC Award Winners Announced in MEF19 Networking Hall 20 November 2019


2019 MEF Awards Dinner Gala

MEF will host the 2019 MEF Awards Dinner from 7:30pm to 10:00pm on Tuesday, 19 November at MEF19. in Los Angeles, California. Join your industry peers and colleagues for a spectacular evening in which we will celebrate with leading innovators who are reshaping the industry landscape.

The Awards Dinner will feature a three-course dinner, open bar, live entertainment, and award presentations throughout the evening presented by leading industry analysts. The ever-popular Martini Bar is back to serve signature cocktails! 

To reserve your dinner tickets, register here. Dress is cocktail attire; black tie is optional.

We look forward to seeing you at MEF19!

 

Past Awards Winners

Past Winners of the MEF Service Provider and Carrier Ethernet Awards

2018 Network & Service Innovation APAC PLDT
2018 Network & Service Innovation Europe Colt
2018 Network & Service Innovation Global AT&T
2018 Network & Service Innovation North America AT&T
2018 Retail Service Provider of the Year APAC PLDT
2018 Retail Service Provider of the Year Europe Colt
2018 Retail Service Provider of the Year Global Verizon
2018 Retail Service Provider of the Year North America CenturyLink, Spectrum Enterprise
2018 Wholesale Service Provider of the Year APAC Tata Communications
2018 Wholesale Service Provider of the Year Europe Colt
2018 Wholesale Service Provider of the Year Global PCCW Global
2018 Wholesale Service Provider of the Year North America CenturyLink
2018 Africa Service Provider of the Year Worldwide Liquid Telecom
2018 CALA Service Provider of the Year Worldwide Ufinet
2018 Special Awards Best Marketing Verizon
2018 Special Awards Best SD-WAN Managed Service, Network-Based AT&T
2018 Special Awards Best SD-WAN Managed Service, OTT AT&T
2018 Special Awards LSO Leadership CenturyLink
2018 Technology Solutions Award Winners Carrier Ethernet & IP Nokia
2018 Technology Solutions Award Winners LSO Leadership Ciena
2018 Technology Solutions Award Winners Multi-Vendor Solution Infinera and NEC/Netcracker
2018 Technology Solutions Award Winners NFV RAD
2018 Technology Solutions Award Winners Optical Ciena
2018 Technology Solutions Award Winners SD-WAN Nuage
2018 Technology Solutions Award Winners Service Analytics Accedian
2018 Technology Solutions Award Winners Service Assurance Ciena & EXFO (tie)
2018 Technology Solutions Award Winners Service Automation Amdocs & NEC/Netcracker (tie)
2018 Technology Solutions Award Winners Technology Provider of the Year Ciena
2018 Enterprise Application of the Year Education Colt
2018 Enterprise Application of the Year Financial Tata Communications
2018 Enterprise Application of the Year Government Spectrum Enterprise
2018 Enterprise Application of the Year Health Spectrum Enterprise
2018 Enterprise Application of the Year Hospitality Comcast Business
2018 Enterprise Application of the Year Media CenturyLink
2018 Enterprise Application of the Year Retail Tata Communications
2018 Enterprise Application of the Year Sports & Entertainment Colt
2018 Professional Award Winners Accredited Training Partner of the Year Carrier Ethernet Academy
2018 Professional Award Winners Industry Executive of the Year Marc Halbfinger, CEO, PCCW Global
2018 Professional Award Winners MEF Distinguished Fellow Jack Pugaczewski, Distinguished Architect, CenturyLink
2017 Special Awards Best SD-WAN Managed Service of the Year CenturyLink
2017 Special Awards LSO Leadership AT&T, Colt, Orange Business Services, CenturyLink / Level3
2017 Special Awards Best Marketing Colt
2017 Network and Service Innovation Global AT&T
2017 Network and Service Innovation North America AT&T
2017 Network and Service Innovation Europe Colt
2017 Network and Service Innovation Asia Pacific SK Telecom
2017 Network and Service Innovation Caribbean & Latin America C&W Networks
2017 Wholesale Service Provider of the Year Global PCCW Global
2017 Wholesale Service Provider of the Year North America CenturyLink / Level3
2017 Wholesale Service Provider of the Year Europe Colt
2017 Wholesale Service Provider of the Year Asia Pacific PLDT
2017 Wholesale Service Provider of the Year Caribbean & Latin America Ufinet
2017 Wholesale Service Provider of the Year Middle East & Africa Liquid Telecom
2017 Retail Service Provider of the Year Global CenturyLink / Level3
2017 Retail Service Provider of the Year North America AT&T and CenturyLink / Level3 (Tie)
2017 Retail Service Provider of the Year Europe Colt
2017 Retail Service Provider of the Year Asia Pacific PLDT
2017 Enterprise Application of the Year Business Process Services PLDT
2017 Enterprise Application of the Year Cloud Connectivity Tata Communications
2017 Enterprise Application of the Year Education Colt
2017 Enterprise Application of the Year Finance Tata Communications
2017 Enterprise Application of the Year Government Verizon
2017 Enterprise Application of the Year Health Comcast Business
2017 Enterprise Application of the Year IT Services Colt
2017 Enterprise Application of the Year Media Sparkle and Vertical Telecoms Pty Limited (Vertel) (Tie)
2017 Enterprise Application of the Year Sports & Entertainment Comcast Business
2017 Enterprise Application of the Year Government Demonstration CenturyLink / Level3
2017 Third Network Technology Solutions Award Winners Carrier Ethernet ADVA Optical Networking
2017 Third Network Technology Solutions Award Winners Service Analytics Ciena
2017 Third Network Technology Solutions Award Winners Service Assurance CENX
2017 Third Network Technology Solutions Award Winners Service Orchestration Ciena
2017 Third Network Technology Solutions Award Winners Service Virtualization Accedian Networks
2017 Third Network Technology Solutions Award Winners Multi-Vendor NoviFlow and Lumina Networks
2017 Third Network Technology Solutions Award Winners SD-WAN Nokia/Nuage
2017 Professional Award Winners Industry Executive of the Year Hans Vestberg, Executive VP and President of Global Networks and CTO, Verizon
2017 Professional Award Winners MEF Distinguished Fellow Scott Mansfield, Standardization Researcher, Development Unit Network Products, Ericsson
2017 Professional Award Winners MEF-CECP of the Year Bartosz Michalik, Technical Architect, Amartus
2017 Proof of Concept Winners Third Network Proof of Concept Award - Gold AT&T, Orange, Colt, Amdocs, Ciena, Fujitsu
2017 Proof of Concept Winners Third Network Proof of Concept Award - Silver Telia Company, Kvantel, OneAccess, RAD, Nuage
2017 Proof of Concept Winners Third Network Proof of Concept Award - Bronze (tie) Spectrum Enterprise, Nuage Network, Palo Alto Networks and CenturyLink, AT&T, Ericsson, Coriant, Infinera
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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