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MEF 3.0 Services

MEF 3.0 is a transformational framework for defining, delivering, and certifying agile, assured, and orchestrated communication services across a global ecosystem of automated networks.

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MEF 3.0 LSO

MEF is developing LSO (Lifecycle Services Orchestration) specifications with open APIs to automate the entire lifecycle for services orchestrated across multiple provider networks and multiple technology domains within a provider network. 

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MEF 3.0 Certification

MEF 3.0 certification enables communications service and technology providers to certify compliance with latest releases of MEF 3.0 service and LSO API specifications. MEF 3.0 orchestration-ready services provide the highest level of performance, assurance, and agility available in the market.

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MEF 3.0 Community

MEF is working with many of the world’s leading service and technology providers, open source projects, standards associations, enterprises, universities and research organizations as part of the MEF community to accelerate the implementation and adoption of MEF 3.0 services, as well as expanding the ranks of knowledgeable MEF certified professionals with the skills to design, implement and deliver MEF 3.0 services.

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ABOUT MEF

MEF is the driving force enabling agile, assured, and orchestrated communications services across a global ecosystem of automated networks. MEF 3.0 services are optimized for the digital economy.

MEF in the News

We spotlight videos and articles on the transition to MEF 3.0 services that provide unprecedented user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities.

TECHNICAL SPECS

MEF Committees have published 60 technical specifications and implementation agreements to effect interoperability, increase operational efficiency, and accelerate industry innovation.

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

The MEF's Professional Certification program identifies the industry's leading professionals and showcases expertise and excellence in technological knowledge and ...

SERVICES CERTIFICATION

The MEF Services Certification Program enables service providers to certify that their Carrier Ethernet services comply with the highest industry standards

TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATION

The MEF Equipment Certification Program enables network equipment manufacturers to certify that their Carrier Ethernet products comply with the relevant MEF specifications...

WEBINARS

MEF hosts webinars on the transformational journey to dynamic MEF 3.0 services delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO, SDN, and NFV.

SEMINARS

Our Seminars provide an overview of key MEF 3.0 work areas, including: (1) standardized, orchestrated services, (2) open LSO APIs, (3) agile service & technology certification, (4) 5G, and (5) expanded community activities.

MEF18

MEF is please to host the MEF18 global networking event, 29 October - 2 November 2018, Los Angeles, CA. MEF18 focuses on enabling agile, assured, and orchestrated services for the digital economy.

Get Ready For MEF18!

Get Ready For MEF18!

MEF18 focuses on enabling agile, assured, and orchestrated communications services for the digital economy. Emerging “MEF 3.0” services provide an on-demand experience with user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities. They are delivered across a global ecosystem of automated networks powered by LSO, SDN, and NFV.

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MEF Announces MEF3.0

MEF Announces MEF3.0

MEF 3.0 Transformational Global Services Framework for defining, delivering, and certifying agile, assured, and orchestrated communication services across a global ecosystem of automated networks. MEF 3.0 services empower users with the dynamic performance and security required to thrive in the digital economy. MEF 3.0 blends sophisticated, standardized services with an emerging suite of LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration) APIs to provide an on-demand, cloud-centric experience with unprecedented user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities.

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MEF17 Plenary Videos

MEF17 Plenary Videos

MEF is pleased to share a full set of 23 videos from the MEF17 event morning plenaries held on 14 & 15 November. These videos represent an extraordinary window into the state of the industry and are a gold mine of information and insight from top experts who are reshaping the communications landscape.

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RECENT SPECIFICATIONS

Specifications published by MEF are intended for general distribution to the public and may be downloaded from this site and reproduced without charge.

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Network Resource Provisioning Interface Profile Specification

Network Resource Provisioning Interface Profile Specification

The Interface Profile Specification defines the requirements, use cases, realized classes, network resource interfaces and associated operations/parameters, state machines, and sequence diagrams that describe the behavior of the Presto NRP interface.

Network Resource Management - Information Model: Connectivity

Network Resource Management - Information Model: Connectivity

This specification describes the MEF Network Resource Management Information Model (NRM IM). Lifecycle Service Orchestration Reference Architecture (LSO RA, MEF 55 [10]) extends the tra-ditional MEF scope concerning Service Modeling, from a pure view “from outside the network” to cover a range of Operational, Orchestration, and Network Management behaviors, including SDN and NFV paradigms.

Legato - EVC Services YANG - Service Configuration & Activation

Legato - EVC Services YANG - Service Configuration & Activation

This document specifies the YANG modules for MEF 6.2 EVC based Services and MEF 10.3 Ethernet Services Attributes. These modules are for use in Service Orchestration Function (SOF) and to communicate the configuration state for Service attributes and values with other entities, such as Business Applications or Partners or Customers, specified in MEF 55 Lifecycle Ser-vice Orchestration Reference Architecture. One use of these modules is for the use cases at Le-gato reference point for Service Configuration and Activation (SCA) specified in MEF 56 SCA (Legato) Interface Profile specification. The elements of the YANG modules are aligned with the objects identified in MEF 7.3 Carrier Ethernet Service Information Model.

Ethernet Ordering Technical Specification - Business Requirements and Use Cases

Ethernet Ordering Technical Specification - Business Requirements and Use Cases

This document represents the cumulative work between MEF and ATIS Ordering and Billing Forum (OBF) to identify the common ordering attributes and processes needed to support inter-carrier Product Ordering of Ethernet Services worldwide. This document supports the requirements defined in the MEF Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) Reference Architecture and Framework (MEF 55, LSO RA) requirements for Ordering over the Sonata interface (Service Provider <-> Partner interactions).

Interface Profile Specification – Service Configuration and Activation

Interface Profile Specification – Service Configuration and Activation

This Interface Profile Specification specifies Legato Management Interface in support of MEF 6.2 Services and is a realization of relevant classes from MEF 7.3 Information Model. The LEGATO_SCA Interface is for use at a Service Orchestrator Function for interfacing with Business Applications as described in MEF LSO RA and process for Service Configuration & Activation.

Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO): Reference Architecture and Framework

Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO): Reference Architecture and Framework

LSO is an agile approach to streamlining and automating the service lifecycle in a sustainable fashion for coordinated management and control across all network domains responsible for delivering an end-to-end Connectivity Service (e.g., Carrier Ethernet, IP VPN, MPLS, etc.). This document describes a Reference Architecture and Framework for orchestrating the service lifecycle.

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