MEF maintains formal liaisons with a number of Standards Development Organizations and other industry associations including the ITU, IETF, TMF, ONF, Small Cell Forum, etc.
The MEF Technical Committee regularly sends Liaisons to other organizations. Outbound Liaisons follow formal technical committee voting and approval processes.
A Special Login is provided for Liaison Members.
International Standards Community
MEF’s role is largely additive to these organizations, developing necessary additional specifications that are required to enable Carrier Ethernet. MEF also provides inputs in support of Carrier Ethernet to these bodies via its participating members and liaisons. Many MEF specifications reference the work of other bodies but it does not explicitly endorse or otherwise the work of other standards bodies and associations.