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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 assured services orchestrated across a global ecosystem of automated networks. Dynamic MEF 3.0 services are optimized for the digital economy.

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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 63 technical specifications and implementation agreements to effect interoperability, increase operational efficiency, and accelerate industry innovation.

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

MEF offers industry-leading SDN/NFV, Carrier Ethernet, Network Foundations, and Network Expert Professional Certifications within the MEF 3.0 Framework.

SERVICES CERTIFICATION

MEF 3.0 Services Certification enables service providers to certify that their Carrier Ethernet services comply the highest industry standards for performance, assurance, and agility.

TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATION

MEF 3.0 Technology Certification enables technology suppliers to certify that their solutions comply the highest industry standards for performance, assurance, and agility.

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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.

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MEF19

MEF is pleased to host the MEF19 global networking event, 18-22 November 2019, JW Marriott, LA LIVE, Los Angeles, CA. Details coming soon.

New! LSO Sonata APIs enable frictionless inter-carrier business operations

New! LSO Sonata APIs enable frictionless inter-carrier business operations

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MEF Announcing Industry-First SD-WAN Service Specification

MEF Announcing Industry-First SD-WAN Service Specification

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Just launched! Extending MEF’s collaborative community into the enterprise to accelerate the industry’s digital transformation

Just launched! Extending MEF’s collaborative community into the enterprise to accelerate the industry’s digital transformation

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RECENT STANDARDS

Standards 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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Presto Service OAM IPS

Presto Service OAM IPS

MEF 86 specifies Presto Management Interface for SOAM (Service Operations, Administration and Maintenance) in support of performance and fault management of MEF Network Resource Provisioning (NRP) activated resources.

Network Resource Model - OAM

Network Resource Model - OAM

This specification describes the MEF Network Resource Management Information Model (NRM IM), specifically for Carrier Ethernet Operations, Administration and Maintenance (OAM) related management features.

Subscriber Ethernet Service Attributes

Subscriber Ethernet Service Attributes

This document describes Service Attributes for Subscriber Ethernet Services provided to an Ethernet Subscriber by an Ethernet Service Provider. The Service Attributes describe behaviors observable at an Ethernet User Network Interface and from Ethernet User Network Interface to Ethernet User Network Interface. In addition, a framework for defining specific instances of Subscriber Ethernet Services is described. Finally, extensive examples and explanatory material is included in appendices.

Layer 2 Control Protocols in Ethernet Services

Layer 2 Control Protocols in Ethernet Services

This document specifies the Service Attributes and requirements for handling Layer 2 Control Protocol (L2CP) Frames for Ethernet Services and replaces MEF 45.

Operator Ethernet Service Definition

Operator Ethernet Service Definition

51.1 specifies Operator Ethernet Services based on the Service Attributes defined in MEF 26.2. The key service constructs are the Operator Virtual Connection (OVC) and the OVC End Points at the External Interfaces (EIs) – the External Network Network Interface (ENNI) and the User Network Interface (UNI).

MEF 57.1 - Ethernet Ordering Technical Standard - Business Requirements and Use Cases

MEF 57.1 - Ethernet Ordering Technical Standard - 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). Information contained within this document will be utilized by both Buyer and Seller ordering systems for the development of automated API systems.

Implementation Agreement – Transport Services for Mobile Networks

Implementation Agreement – Transport Services for Mobile Networks

This document specifies the Service Attributes that need to be agreed between a Service Provider and a Subscriber for IP Services, including IP VPNs, cloud access and Internet access. It further specifies the Service Attributes that need to be agreed between a Service Provider and an Operator when part of an end-to-end IP Service needs to be implemented by a partner Operator. Some key concepts are introduced, including IP UNIs, IP ENNIs, IP Virtual Connections, IP Virtual Connection End Points, IP UNI Access Links and IP ENNI Links. Specific Service Attributes and corresponding behavioral requirements are defined for each of these entities. These include support for assured services, e.g. multiple Classes of Service, performance objectives specified in a Service Level Specification, and Bandwidth Profiles.

Operator Ethernet Service Definitions

Operator Ethernet Service Definitions

This document specifies Operator Ethernet Services based on the Service Attributes defined in MEF 26.2. The key service constructs are the Operator Virtual Connection (OVC) and the OVC End Points at the External Interfaces (EIs) – the External Network Network Interface (ENNI) and the User Network Interface (UNI). Per MEF 26.2, at least one OVC End Point is at an ENNI. Three General Operator Ethernet Services are defined, based on OVC Type. In addition, two E-Access and two E-Transit services are defined, based on OVC Type and the EIs involved. This document supersedes and replaces MEF 51, which is based on MEF 26.1 Service Attributes, and MEF 33.

Subscriber Layer 1 Service Attributes

Subscriber Layer 1 Service Attributes

The attributes of a Subscriber Layer 1 Service observable at a Layer 1 User Network Interface (L1 UNI) and from a L1 UNI to a L1 UNI are defined. In addition, a framework for defining specific instances of a Subscriber Layer 1 Service is described.

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