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Accelerating Digital Transformation

MEF is a non-profit industry forum of network, cloud, and technology providers collaborating to define a new era of Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) offerings. Together, we develop standards, certifications, and APIs that accelerate automation and empower enterprise digital transformation throughout the ecosystem.

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Find out what’s driving digital transformation today; read the 2023 MEF State of the Industry Report on Automation

SASE State of the Industry Report

Secure Access Service Edge—Validating Cyber Defense in an Era of Unprecedented Threats
Find out how standards-based SASE certification addresses the pressing need for validated cyber defense and application performance.

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MEF’s Areas of Focus

MEF’s work focuses on four key areas, encompassed within what we call our MEF 3.0 Global Services Framework. Our MEF 3.0 brand represents our Standards for defining, delivering, and certifying assured digital services, orchestrated across a global ecosystem of automated networks.


Standardized and assured connectivity and digital Services that can be bought, sold, operated and implemented programmatically.


MEF Service Standards


Automated using standards-based APIs operating as part of our Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) architecture.




Supported by a broad Community of industry stakeholders and open source projects.


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Certified for maximum agility and integrity.


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Global NaaS Event by MEF

28–30 October 2024 | Dallas, Texas, USA

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MEF’s Edge VIEW Blog

Innovation begins with ideas. MEF is an innovation engine, bringing together passionate subject-matter experts from across the ecosystem to innovate and solve industry challenges and develop new opportunities. MEF’s Edge VIEW blog provides a forum for the broader community to share ideas, research, and opinions to spark interest and debate.

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In the Spotlight

Annual Members Meeting

Join us 9–12 July 2024 in Miami, Florida, to get the latest MEF roadmaps, engage in project work related to your business objectives, and network with a formidable mix of professionals.

Executives at the Edge Podcast

Explore thought-provoking perspectives from the changemakers propelling enterprise digital transformation forward.

MEF LSO Marketplace

Easy access to the latest LSO APIs and resources

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