The MEF Technical Committee develops technical specifications and implementation agreements to effect standardization, interoperability and accelerate deployment of Carrier Ethernet worldwide.
Four Work Areas
The Technical Committee focuses on four broad areas of development work: Services, Architecture, Management, Test & Measurement. Each area has teams working on specific projects to define and advance Carrier Ethernet in support of its worldwide adoption. The Technical Specifications page shows full details of all current and retired specifications.
Types of Specifications
These include architectural and abstract models required to create a robust platform of technical requirements and definitions. They are the principal documents that define mandatory and optional elements, attributes etc., of the elements of a Carrier Ethernet network (UNI, Services, NNI, etc).
Implementation Agreements(IAs) typically quantify specific parameters and attributes called out in the technical specifications so that consistent, interoperable implementation can occur.
Abstract Test Suites
Abstract Test Suites are the comprehensive sets of test cases to be used to evaluate conformance to certain MEF specifications as described under Test and Measurement above.