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Announcing MEF 3.0

MEF 3.0 is a Transformational Global Services Framework for defining, delivering, and certifying agile, assured, and orchestrated communication services across a global ecosystem of automated networks. MEF 3.0 services empower users with the dynamic performance and security required to thrive in the digital economy.

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OPEN INITIATIVES

The standards environment has transformed to one where Open Source software development forms an integral part of the lifecycle of a standard. It is now essential to bridge between the work of standards development organizations and the newer Open Source projects to ensure alignment of the solutions developed in Open Source, and the underlying standards requirements. MEF's OpenLSO and OpenCS initiatives are the frameworks that enable convergence on standard requirements to create robust and interoperable Open Source solutions.

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LSO-SDN-NFV

The MEF is the driving force enabling agile, assured, and orchestrated Third Network services with user-directed control over service capabilities and cloud connectivity. Third Network services are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks globally powered by LSO, SDN, NFV, and CE 2.0.

The MEF's mission is to accelerate the worldwide...

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ABOUT MEF

MEF is the driving force enabling agile, assured, and orchestrated Third Network services for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world.

MEF in the News

We spotlight new, hot items of interest related to MEF 3.0, Lifecycle Services Orchestration (LSO), and work taking place on Open Initiatives.

TECHNICAL SPECS

The MEF Technical & Operations Committee has published 55 technical specifications and implementation agreements to effect standardization, interoperability and accelerate...

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

The MEF's Professional Certification program identifies the industry's leading professionals and showcases expertise and excellence in technological knowledge and ...

SERVICES CERTIFICATION

The MEF Services Certification Program enables service providers to certify that their Carrier Ethernet services comply with the highest industry standards

TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATION

The MEF Equipment Certification Program enables network equipment manufacturers to certify that their Carrier Ethernet products comply with the relevant MEF specifications...

WEBINARS

MEF hosts webinars on a variety of topics related to its Third Network vision, LSO, SDN and NFV.

SEMINARS

Our Seminars focus on exciting MEF-led industry initiatives to build a global ecosystem of connected networks supporting orchestration of dynamic services ...

MEF18

MEF is please to host the MEF18 global networking event, 29 October - 1 November 2018, Los Angeles, CA USA...

Winning Strategies for Preparing MEF 2017 Award Submissions

Winning Strategies for Preparing MEF 2017 Award Submissions

The MEF 2017 Awards program is open for entries until September 13, 2017. This prestigious program recognizes excellence in the Third Network and Carrier Ethernet community that creates innovative solutions optimized for the digital economy and hyper-connected world. This webinar will cover the 40 MEF award categories, important dates, how to use the awards submissions portal, and tips for writing concise, compelling submissions.

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An Industry Initiative for Third Generation Network and Services

An Industry Initiative for Third Generation Network and Services

This paper describes an industry vision for the evolution and transformation of network connectivity services and the networks used to deliver them. The MEF refers to this vision as the “Third Network” where the Third Network combines the on-demand agility and ubiquity of the Internet with the performance and security assurances of today’s business grade networks (i.e.: Carrier Ethernet 2.0 and MPLS).

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Orlando, Florida USA, 13-16 November 2017

Orlando, Florida USA, 13-16 November 2017

MEF announces that it will be hosting the MEF17 (www.MEF17.com) global networking event, 13-16 November 2017, at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort in Orlando, Florida USA. With a target audience of 1,000+ attendees from 275+ companies and 35+ countries, MEF17 is the world’s premier networking opportunity for executives and other senior service and technology professionals who want to keep on top of the latest innovations that are reshaping the communications landscape.

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RECENT SPECIFICATIONS

Specifications 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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Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO): Reference Architecture and Framework

Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO): Reference Architecture and Framework

LSO is an agile approach to streamlining and automating the service lifecycle in a sustainable fashion for coordinated management and control across all network domains responsible for delivering an end-to-end Connectivity Service (e.g., Carrier Ethernet, IP VPN, MPLS, etc.). This document describes a Reference Architecture and Framework for orchestrating the service lifecycle.

Interface Profile Specification – Service Configuration and Activation

Interface Profile Specification – Service Configuration and Activation

This Interface Profile Specification specifies Legato Management Interface in support of MEF 6.2 Services and is a realization of relevant classes from MEF 7.3 Information Model. The LEGATO_SCA Interface is for use at a Service Orchestrator Function for interfacing with Business Applications as described in MEF LSO RA and process for Service Configuration & Activation.

Ethernet Ordering Technical Specification - Business Requirements and Use Cases

Ethernet Ordering Technical Specification - 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).

Instructor-led training through an MEF-ATP is the preparation method used by more than 80% of successful MEF-CECP candidates. MEF-NF Training is now offered through MEF-ATPs.

MEF has developed a network of Accredited Training Providers (MEF-ATPs) to provide MEF-NF and MEF-CECP training. These industry subject matter experts have each been audited by MEF to ensure that their courseware meets or exceeds the requirements for their students to achieve not only MEF-CECP, but the latest MEF-NF certification.

Most MEF-ATPs offer class training, or private onsite for corporate groups MEF-CECP training in almost any location worldwide. Most will also administer the MEF-CECP exam immediately following their training class.

While the MEF accreditation program verifies the basic competency of the training companies in the MEF-ATP network, there are a number of individual factors—including the number of Carrier Ethernet professionals taught by the MEF-ATP, the cumulative pass rate, length, and tuition cost of the course—that the MEF does not regulate and should be considered when evaluating a MEF-ATP company.

Why study with an MEF-ATP rather than going at it alone?

  • MEF-CECP and MEF-NF training programs range from two to five days. This training significantly reduces your study time.
  • Learn from subject matter experts that have been audited and are regularly monitored by MEF.
  • Nothing beats an interactive, instructor-led learning experience!
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MEF Accredited Training Provider Overviews

These contributions were recognized and honored by the MEF with its 2012 Outstanding Contributor Award. To date, the Carrier Ethernet Academy has trained a significant number of the MEF-CECPs around the world. For more information on the Carrier Ethernet Academy’s MEF-CECP Boot Camp training, and a list of equipment vendor and service provider alumni, please visit www.carrierethernetacademy.com.

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Fujitsu MEF-CECP training material was created by expert MEF professionals including an MEF Distinguished Fellow, the creator of the MEF Professional Certification Program, MEF-CECPs, and co-authors of the MEF-CECP exam questions.

For more details on Fujitsu training options, visit http://www.fujitsu.com/us/products/network/training/ethernet-training/

These are delivered directly and also through its partner network. Coupled with its experienced account management team, which offers each client a single point of contact providing up to date relevant information, Perpetual’s clients benefit from a unique service. For more information on Perpetual Solutions’ MEF-CECP training, please visit http://www.perpetual-solutions.com.

Its secret for the positive impact Tech 2000 has on its clients’ business and the partnerships it creates with them, is by providing the expertise to identify their needs using an outside of the box approach to provide the most effective and efficient solutions to support their success. For more information on Tech 2000’s MEF-CECP training, please visit http://www.t2000inc.com/training/mef/?by=tech

ABCs of Telecommunications, to advanced ones relating to Cloud Enabling Technologies and latest Mobile Technologies.

Telefocal assists clients to develop competencies required for Access, Core, Transmission Network Technologies, Network Management and Service Applications. Its trainings aim to bridge learning gaps and fulfill training goals for organisations. A spirit of innovation and the constant strive for excellence are interwoven in all its training approaches so as to deliver total customer satisfaction.

Since its inception, Telefocal has trained tens of thousands of students who are scattered in well over fifty countries. It has seen an increasing clientele that bears outstanding testimonials to its commitment and expertise. They are based in Asia Pacific, Africa, Middle-East, North / Central America and include leading operators and equipment suppliers, regulatory bodies as well as a slew of other entrants around the world attracted by emerging new technologies and service applications in the telecommunications landscape.

For more information about Telefocal's MEF-CECP training, please refer to http://www.telefocal.com/course-categories/carrier-ethernet/mef-cecp-worldwide-schedule

Currently in its 4th year, the MEF-CECP program has gained tremendous traction in the industry with a growing pool of certified professionals in over 350 organizations across 72 countries.

The following testimonials from companies that are leading the industry with the highest number of MEF-CECPs, speak on the benefits derived from having these Carrier Ethernet subject-matter experts in their respective organizations.

The MEF Network Foundations program is just getting started, stay tuned for MEF-NF testimonials.

 


MEF Professional Certification Registry

The MEF Professional Certification Registry provides a listing** of MEF member companies and MEF Services Interconnect (MEF-SI) program participants with a count of their certified Carrier Ethernet professionals. The Registry provides a valuable indication to enterprises and service providers of the level of Carrier Ethernet expertise in MEF member companies offering Carrier Ethernet services and products.

The MEF Professional Certification program provides the opportunity for Carrier Ethernet professionals in any country and any type of organisation to demonstrate their grasp of Carrier Ethernet standards and technologies by passing a rigorous online MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (MEF-CECP) exam. Not only are individuals adopting the MEF Professional Certification program, but also many organisations are having their Carrier Ethernet staff trained en masse.

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Those companies are typically also members of the MEF or MEF-SI program participants - although not exclusively - and this Registry provides an opportunity to gauge those companies commitment to having standardized Carrier Ethernet expertise available for their customers and partners, as well as to ensure the highest level of quality of their Carrier Ethernet offerings.

 

A Global View

The $50Bn Carrier Ethernet market is a truly global market. Ever more countries are relying on hundreds of service providers and many other types of companies to provide the Carrier Ethernet services that are increasingly the core information infrastructure of their economies. These hundreds of companies in turn rely on thousands of Carrier Ethernet professionals.

** Only those companies that are currently MEF members and have chosen to be included appear in this Registry. A full listing of all individual MEF certified Carrier Ethernet professionals can be found on our sister site Ethernet Academy

Instructor-led training through an MEF-ATP is the preparation method used by more than 80% of successful MEF-CECP candidates. MEF-NF Training is now offered through MEF-ATPs.

MEF has developed a network of Accredited Training Providers (MEF-ATPs) to provide MEF-NF and MEF-CECP training. These industry subject matter experts have each been audited by MEF to ensure that their courseware meets or exceeds the requirements for their students to achieve not only MEF-CECP, but the latest MEF-NF certification.

Self Study

The MEF web site provides access to all MEF technical specifications and white papers which are all required reading in preparation for the MEF-CECP exam. MEF has also created the MEF Reference Wiki. The Reference Wiki includes a compilation of the MEF technical specifications and covers the essentials of Carrier Ethernet in a clear, easy to navigate format with direct links to further study materials. It also contains a gallery of diagrams used by the MEF, a glossary of terms, and a consolidated list of links to all reference documents.

MEF Accredited Training Providers

Instructor–led training through an MEF Accredited Training Provider (MEF-ATP) is the preferred and utilized by more than 80% of successful MEF-CECP candidates.. This option enables more thorough yet focused coverage of the study materials, and as such can be a time saving preparation alternative for busy professionals.

MEF has developed a network of Accredited Training Providers (MEF-ATPs) to provide MEF-CECP training. These industry subject matter experts have each been audited by MEF to ensure that their courseware meets or exceeds the requirements for their students to achieve MEF-CECP certification.

Most MEF-ATPs offer class training, or private onsite for corporate groups MEF-CECP training in almost any location worldwide. Most will also administer the MEF-CECP exam immediately following their training class.

While the MEF accreditation program verifies the basic competency of the training companies in the MEF-ATP network, there are a number of individual factors—including the number of Carrier Ethernet professionals 

taught by the MEF-ATP, the cumulative pass rate, length, and tuition cost of the course—that the MEF does not regulate and should be considered when evaluating a MEF-ATP company.

Accredited Training Providers
Accredited Training Providers

Why study with an MEF-ATP rather than going at it alone?

  • ATP MEF-CECP training programs range from three to five days. This significantly reduces your study time.
  • Learn from subject matter experts that have been audited and are regularly monitored by MEF.
  • Nothing beats an interactive, instructor-led learning experience!

MEF Accredited Training Provider Overviews

These contributions were recognized and honored by the MEF with its 2012 Outstanding Contributor Award. To date, the Carrier Ethernet Academy has trained a significant number of the MEF-CECPs around the world. For more information on the Carrier Ethernet Academy’s MEF-CECP Boot Camp training, and a list of equipment vendor and service provider alumni, please visit www.carrierethernetacademy.com.

fujistu

Fujitsu MEF-CECP training material was created by expert MEF professionals including an MEF Distinguished Fellow, the creator of the MEF Professional Certification Program, MEF-CECPs, and co-authors of the MEF-CECP exam questions.

For more details on Fujitsu training options, visit http://www.fujitsu.com/us/products/network/training/ethernet-training/

These are delivered directly and also through its partner network. Coupled with its experienced account management team, which offers each client a single point of contact providing up to date relevant information, Perpetual’s clients benefit from a unique service. For more information on Perpetual Solutions’ MEF-CECP training, please visit http://www.perpetual-solutions.com.

 For more information on SDN Essentials course information at visit http://www.sdnessentials.com.

For additional information or onsite training, click here or contact us at 703.467.8600. Website: https://t2000inc.com/training/mef/

ABCs of Telecommunications, to advanced ones relating to Cloud Enabling Technologies and latest Mobile Technologies.

Telefocal assists clients to develop competencies required for Access, Core, Transmission Network Technologies, Network Management and Service Applications. Its trainings aim to bridge learning gaps and fulfill training goals for organisations. A spirit of innovation and the constant strive for excellence are interwoven in all its training approaches so as to deliver total customer satisfaction.

Since its inception, Telefocal has trained tens of thousands of students who are scattered in well over fifty countries. It has seen an increasing clientele that bears outstanding testimonials to its commitment and expertise. They are based in Asia Pacific, Africa, Middle-East, North / Central America and include leading operators and equipment suppliers, regulatory bodies as well as a slew of other entrants around the world attracted by emerging new technologies and service applications in the telecommunications landscape.

For more information about Telefocal's MEF-CECP training, please refer to http://www.telefocal.com/course-categories/carrier-ethernet/mef-cecp-worldwide-schedule

mef-cecp-official-logoAnyone can pay for and attempt the MEF-CECP certification exam.

Before registering for the MEF-CECP examination, we strongly recommend that you read through the following pages on the site: 

Program Overview

Key elements, benefits, and impact of the program

Study and Training

Options for studying for the exam including the Carrier Ethernet Reference Wiki and details of the content areas of the exam

MEF-ATPs

Detailed information on the MEF Accredited Training Providers and their training services (more than 80% of MEF-CECPs have been trained by a MEF-ATP)

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