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MEF19 Launches with 30 Service Provider and Technology Sponsors

Diamond Sponsor PCCW Global and Platinum Sponsors AT&T, Comcast Business, Spectrum Enterprise, and Verizon return to spearhead world-class networking event

Los Angeles, February 21, 2019 MEF is pleased to announce the first round of sponsors and partners supporting the MEF19 global networking event, held November 18-22, 2019 at the JW Marriott LA LIVE in Los Angeles, California. MEF19 is the premier event showcasing network services for the digital economy – where transformation leaders converge and innovate. This year’s conference is expected to draw more than 1,000 attendees from 270+ companies and 35+ countries.

“We are delighted by the incredible support that MEF19 has received from world-leading service and technology companies who are committed to delivering innovative networking solutions optimized for digital transformation,” said Kevin Vachon, COO, MEF. “Expanding upon the MEF 3.0 framework, MEF19 will focus on accelerating the industry transformation to dynamic, assured, and certified services across a global federation of automated networks. Our action-oriented program will help service providers on their journey to transform their businesses, services, and networks; federate on a global basis; and certify that their services perform at the highest levels.”

MEF19’s current list of 30 sponsors includes leading service providers, technology vendors, and software services, network consulting, and testing companies.

Diamond Sponsors: PCCW Global.

Platinum Sponsors: AT&T, Comcast BusinessSpectrum Enterprise, and Verizon.

Gold Sponsors: Orange Business Services, Equinix, Sparkle, Fujitsu, NEC/Netcracker, RAD, and Spirent.

Silver Sponsors: CenturyLink, ADVA Optical, Infinera, and Intraway.

Bronze Sponsors: Colt Technology Services, Tata Communications, Accedian, Amartus, Canoga Perkins, CDG, Champion ONE, Datavision, Iometrix, Inmanta, NoviFlow, and Telco Systems.

Activity Sponsors: Ufinet.

MEF19 will also be supported by dozens of industry research firms, media companies, enterprises, open source projects, standards organizations, and other event partners. Initial partners include:

Media and Analyst Relations:Witz Communications

Participating Industry Analyst Firms: ACG Research, ATLANTIC-ACM, Broadband Success Partners, Dell’Oro Group, Frost & Sullivan, Futuriom, Heavy Reading, Ovum, TeleGeography, and Vertical Systems Group.

Media: Light Reading, Converge! Network Digest, CIO Review, My Security Media, Telecom Reseller, TelecomDrive, Telecompetitor, and TyN Magazine.

MEF19
MEF19 is the global event showcasing network services for the digital economy, where transformation leaders converge and innovate. MEF19 focuses on accelerating the industry transition to dynamic, assured, and certified services across a global federation of automated networks. Emerging cloud-centric “MEF 3.0” services provide an on-demand experience with user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities. These services are orchestrated across automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO, SDN, and NFV. 

MEF19 has a target audience exceeding 1,000 professionals from 270+ organizations and 35+ countries. MEF19’s content, networking, and special activities are designed to appeal to executives and other senior experts from communication and cloud service providers; enterprises; government organizations; network technology suppliers; systems integrators, open source projects, standards organizations; industry and financial analysts; investors; the press; and others.

Interested in sponsoring MEF19? Please see the MEF19 Sponsor Price List and contact Alysia Bennett, alysia@mef.net for more information.

About MEF
An industry association of 200+ member companies, MEF has introduced the MEF 3.0 transformational global services framework for defining, delivering, and certifying assured services orchestrated across a global ecosystem of automated networks. MEF 3.0 services are designed to provide an on-demand, cloud-centric experience with user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities. MEF 3.0 services are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO, SDN, and NFV. MEF produces service specifications, LSO frameworks, open LSO APIs, software-driven reference implementations, and certification programs. MEF 3.0 work will enable automated delivery of standardized Carrier Ethernet, Optical Transport, IP, SD-WAN, Security-as-a-Service, and other Layer 4-7 services across multiple provider networks. For more information: https://MEF.net.

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Media Contact:

Ashley Schulte
Witz Communications for MEF
MEF@witzcommunications.com

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