Media Aware Network Element (MANE) Activity Group

According to RFC 6184, a Media Aware Network Element (MANE) is “A network element, such as a middlebox or application layer gateway that is capable of parsing certain aspects of the RTP payload headers or the RTP payload and reacting to the contents.”

The UCI Forum MANE Task Group will summarize existing MANE implementations as well as reviewing existing standards and draft proposals, in order to document the existing state of the art and its implications for interoperability.


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Bernard Aboba
Principal Architect, Skype/Lync, Microsoft
Phone: +425-818-4011