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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.

Revolutionary, Agile Certification Model

MEF has increased the agility of its popular service and equipment certification programs to accelerate availability and adoption of MEF 3.0 services and technologies.

MEF 3.0 certification is delivered by MEF’s testing partner, Iometrix, on a revolutionary on-demand, cloud-based virtual test platform with user-initiated testing.

The MEF 3.0 framework provides the ability, for the first time, to move to an incremental release approach for both services and LSO APIs and to tightly align certification with each release.

MEF 3.0 CE Certification Now Available

MEF 3.0 certification currently is available for orchestration-ready MEF 3.0 CE services, but will be extended in the future to include Layer 1, IP, SD-WAN, and virtualized services, along with the various LSO APIs used for inter-provider and intra-provider service orchestration.

The MEF 3.0 CE Certification Blueprint specifies the service attributes and parameters to be verified during MEF 3.0 CE certification testing. This blueprint will be updated as new LSO API and service specifications become available.

MEF 3.0 CE enhances CE 2.0 E-line, E-LAN, and E-Tree services with new and re-defined service attributes included in MEF specifications published between 2013 and 2017. MEF 3.0 CE also includes new Access E-line and Transit E-line services based on specifications published in 2016 and 2017.

See the figure below for a full list of MEF 3.0 CE specifications.

MEF 3.0 Certification Workflow

Step 1. Engagement

Receive information on the MEF 3.0 certification program from MEF (contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Establish an account with Iometrix (contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Step 2. Test

Access the portal, enter service parameters and launch tests.

Step 3. Validation

Submit test results for validation and receive certification and report.

Step 4. Publication

Have your certification listed in the new MEF 3.0 Certification Registry.


MEF 3.0 CE & CE 2.0 Specifications Compared

Benefits of MEF 3.0 Certification

MEF 3.0 certification benefits include:

  • On-demand, user-initiated testing
  • Test the latest LSO APIs for orchestrated services
  • Use testing to “harden” the service/ product during the development phase
  • Streamline interconnect and interoperability of wholesale services for preferred status with Tier 1 service providers and accelerate time to revenue
  • Leverage MEF’s certification brand and logo to prove quality and value to customers
  • Presence on MEF Certification Registry provides global visibility for certified services and products

MEF – A Proven Record of Success

MEF spearheaded creation of the $80 billion annual global market for Carrier Ethernet services and technology that involves more than 650 service providers and dozens of technology companies worldwide.

  • 100+ service providers in every major geographic region offer nearly 300 CE 2.0 certified services. CE 2.0 services provide the premium digital fuel for the global digital economy and serve as a foundation for MEF 3.0 innovation.
  • 45 CE 2.0 certified technology vendors offer 400+ CE 2.0 certified devices.
  • 5,560+ MEF-CECPs are employed by 440 companies in 84 countries.


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