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Building Dynamic Third Network Services Powered By CE 2.0, LSO, SDN & NFV

Beijing – April 13, 2016

Following the introduction of very successful seminars in 2015, we are excited to offer an expanded seminar program for 2016, with more cities, many new topical areas and content reflecting the significant evolution of the network services market experienced in 2015 and projected for 2016!

Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) provides a framework for the development, delivery, and certification of state-of-the-art standardized services. Industry-wide, we continue to see robust growth for the global Carrier Ethernet services market, which analysts estimate will exceed $50 billion in 2016. Major service providers are expanding CE 2.0 coverage, improving end-to-end capabilities and SLAs for both on and off-net constructed services. Numerous small to medium size providers are joining the community of standardized CE 2.0 access service providers.

Concurrently, we are witnessing exciting activities related to the multi-year transformation of the CE market from a pre-defined connectivity model toward a software-driven model in which Third Network services provides a dynamic, cloud-like experience with user-directed control over network resources. This transition begins with CE 2.0 certified services as the foundation upon which to build dynamic connectivity services powered by LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), SDN, and NFV.

Internally at MEF and together with SDOs and Open Source partners, numerous new works are underway to achieve our Third Network goals. Many of these and other industry developments were recently debated and demonstrated at MEF's flagship GEN15 event, with 35 countries and 250+ organizations participating. The MEF Seminars 2016: Building Dynamic Third Network Services Powered By CE 2.0, LSO, SDN & NFV are regional micro-events that brings leading subject matter experts to locations around the globe to educate participants on industry trends and developments. Emphasis is on the preparation that service providers should consider to establish a solid CE 2.0 platform in support of new value-added innovations.



Wednesday, April 13, 2016 – 9:00am – 4:00pm


Session Title



9:00 Registration Opens
10:00 Opening Remarks Welcome, Objectives, and Agenda Overview  
10:10 MEF Strategy and Market Trends
  • Overview of the work of the MEF including:
    • LSO Reference Model and the Third Network Vision and Strategy
    • Standardization of Service Lifecycles
    • New service architecture developments
    • New Carrier Ethernet services and certifications
  • Introduction to strategic MEF industry-wide activities
    • UNITE and the SDOs
    • Ethernet Interconnect Points
    • MEF Services Interconnect Program
    • MEF Certified Professionals
  • Overview of the global market for CE 2.0 services - trends, growth opportunities, globalization initiatives
10:40 Introduction to MEF's Third Network Vision An overview of the MEF’s Third Network Vision and why network operators are embracing LSO to enable the delivery of dynamic services over more automated, interconnected networks. Drawing upon survey feedback from service providers and third party industry research, we will benchmark the state of service providers in terms of their strategies and plans for evolving data service portfolios toward more dynamic solutions and explore the key challenges they face in realizing their goals. We will explain how LSO can be applied to overcome operational support system (OSS) challenges and open up new revenue opportunities as they transition to SDN/NFV-enabled network.  
11:10 MEF's Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) Reference Architecture and Framework The LSO Reference Architecture and Framework defines the management and control layered reference architecture and the framework that characterizes the domains and management entities required to enable cooperative LSO capabilities for connectivity services. The framework also provides high level use cases describing orchestrated connectivity service behavior as well as interactions among management and control entities. The management and control reference points that characterize interactions between LSO management ecosystem components are identified in the framework. This session will provide the definition of LSO, its related information and APIs and how SDOs and Open Source projects are collaborating to make Third Network Services a reality.  
11:40 Break – 15 mins
11:55 Capturing the Wholesale Ethernet Interconnect Market with CE 2.0 Services
  • CE 2.0 global deployment trends and services development initiatives
  • CE 2.0 as the platform for Third Network functionality and new developments
  • CE 2.0 service types, functionality and attributes - a quick overview
    • E-Transit and OVC Services - The Wholesale Ethernet game-changer
  • MEF Wholesale activities: Carrier Ethernet Service Lifecycle Process model with new specifications, implementation guides and certification programs
12:20 Interactive Discussion Panel This panel will discuss CE 2.0 services in the region and growth opportunities. This session will be an interactive discussion where the attendees will be polled and have the opportunity to pose questions to panelists  
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Third Network Use Cases
  • Third Network Proof of Concept (PoC) demonstrations
  • CE 2.0 and Third Network services for Cloud
  • 4G and 5G applications
  • Multi-provider Datacenter Interconnect
14:30 Orchestrated Network Services with LSO, SDN, and NFV
  • Overview of LSO, SDN, NFV, and the Third Network
  • Using LSO, SDN and NFV to enhance Carrier Ethernet services
  • Inter Operator LSO: End-to-end connectivity for dynamic services
15:00 Interactive Discussion Panel - Multi-operator services Multi-operator services: The immediate market opportunities enabled by orchestration
This panel will discuss multi-operator services and the immediate market opportunities enabled by orchestration.  This session will be an interactive discussion where the attendees will be polled and have the opportunity to pose questions to panelists.
15:40 MEF Certification Update New MEF certification programs for professionals, services and equipment  
16:00 Closing Remarks and Questions




MEF Third Network Vision White Paper
MEF Third Network Lifecycle Service Orchestration Vision White Paper
MEF Services Interconnect Program Brochure


Additional Speaker Information Coming Soon

Kevin Vachon
Chief Operating Officer, MEF

Appointed as MEF COO in 2006, Kevin leads a team that build, support and scale the MEF’s ever-increasing mix of global programs activities. With a key objective of globalizing Carrier Ethernet and MEF standards, Kevin directs efforts to expand CE awareness, membership and program activities particularly into emerging markets. He is a frequent speaker at conferences, a senior MEF representative to the press and analyst community and oversees MEF liaison relationships with other associations and standards organizations.

During his tenure, membership has tripled to over 215 companies, representing 43 countries, with Service Provider membership increasing eight fold. New member committees have been formed and MEF’s Marketing, Certification programs have been substantially expanded.

Kevin held the position of CEO of DIATEM Networks Inc., a Carrier Ethernet software company from 2003 to 2005 and was Chairman, President and CEO of NUVO Network Management, a network management outsourcing firm, from 1996 to 2002. Previously, he held other senior management positions with NUVO and spent 10 years in a wide variety of capacities with Gandalf Technologies, a network equipment vendor.



Crowne Plaza Beijing Sun Palace
No.12 Qisheng Middle Street North East 3
Ring Road Yunnan Dasha Chaoyang
District Beijing
Beijing 100028


For questions pertaining to this event please contact:

MEF Contact:

Lori Vachon
Director, Global Events & Member Support
+1 919 322 0200
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