Be in the Industry

Join a global federation of network, cloud, and technology providers working together to empower enterprise digital transformation.

Empowering Digital Transformation

MEF is an industry forum leading the development of a global federation of network, cloud, and technology providers. Together, we enable dynamic, trusted, and certified services that empower enterprises to embrace their own digital transformation and grow their business.

As a MEF member, you are In the Industry.
Our community represents the Information & Communications Technology (ICT) industry. By becoming a member of MEF, you join over 200 leading global organizations, collaborating to address the industry’s business challenges to empower enterprise digital transformation. A membership in MEF brings your organization even closer to the heart of the network service industry and demonstrates that you are not just a part of the community but truly In the Industry.

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.


with the MEF Community


Certified for maximum agility and integrity.


with MEF

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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MEF In The News

MEF Welcomes Microsoft

MEF appoints Shawn Hakl, Partner at Microsoft Azure Networking, as Advisory Director on the MEF Board of Directors

Los Angeles — 27 October 2020

Microsoft Joins MEF

SD-WAN Resource

27 October 2020

MEF and TM Forum Collaborate on Open APIs for Service Automation

MEF and TM Forum align to bring consistency and ease-of-use to standardized APIs for inter-provider services.

Los Angeles — 7 October 2020

MEF Announces Schedule for Infinite Edge Series of Digital Events

Digital transformation, SD-WAN, SASE, edge computing, and 5G among hottest topics for immersive episodes.

Los Angeles — 23 September 2020

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