CE 2.0 equipment certification was defined and approved by the MEF member companies over a period of several years, and the MEF Board of Directors is responsible for approving the third party test lab (Iometrix) to carry out CE 2.0 certification and testing. The MEF Certification Committee develops and promotes the MEF Certification program strategy. However, the MEF is not party to the commercial or testing aspects of the testing which are agreed directly between the equipment manufacturer and the third party approved test lab.
MEF is the driving force enabling agile, assured, and orchestrated Third Network services for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world.
We spotlight new, hot items of interest related to MEF 3.0, Lifecycle Services Orchestration (LSO), and work taking place on Open Initiatives.
The MEF Technical & Operations Committee has published 55 technical specifications and implementation agreements to effect standardization, interoperability and accelerate...
The MEF's Professional Certification program identifies the industry's leading professionals and showcases expertise and excellence in technological knowledge and ...
The MEF Services Certification Program enables service providers to certify that their Carrier Ethernet services comply with the highest industry standards
The MEF Equipment Certification Program enables network equipment manufacturers to certify that their Carrier Ethernet products comply with the relevant MEF specifications...
MEF hosts webinars on a variety of topics related to its Third Network vision, LSO, SDN and NFV.
Our Seminars focus on exciting MEF-led industry initiatives to build a global ecosystem of connected networks supporting orchestration of dynamic services ...
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
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.Read more →
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).Download the PDF →
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.Read more →
Specifications published by MEF are intended for general distribution to the public and may be downloaded from this site and reproduced without charge.view all specifications →
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
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
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).
The MEF Certification Program enables network equipment manufacturers to certify that their Carrier Ethernet products comply with the relevant MEF specifications.
The program has been a significant contribution to the successful worldwide deployment of Carrier Ethernet worldwide with around 500 certified products from more 75 equipment manufacturers deployed by more than 70 service providers.
Details of all current equipment certifications and providers are available in the MEF Certification Registry.
Available CE 2.0 Certifications
- E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree and E-Access
CE 2.0 certification of network equipment is designed to show that the equipment is able to support the delivery of CE 2.0 services compliant with MEF specifications when used at the UNI and/or ENNI of the service. CE 2.0 equipment certification was introduced in 2012 and the program has already resulted in a wide range of CE 2.0 certified equipment being available to service providers and operators for use in all typical Carrier Ethernet service infrastructures and applications.
- 100G E-Line and E-Access
CE 2.0 equipment certification is now available for equipment running Carrier Ethernet E-Line and E-Access services at 100G speeds.
Benefits of Certification
- Meets Service Provider demand for CE 2.0 Certified compliant products
- Accelerates deployment by creating a standardized, trusted baseline for referencing in service providers RFPs
- The 634 test cases replace many months or even years of test development
- CE 2.0 builds on the established pedigree of CE 1.0 certification to speed sales cycle and equipment acceptance times
- Creates proper recognition, differentiation for companies offering advanced CE 2.0 products
- Greatly accelerates time-to business for CE Services
- Dramatically reduces time to qualify new products by delivering a reliable baseline ready for use in CE 2.0 services
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Technology Certification Registry
The MEF Certification Registry is the only authoritative listing of those companies that have achieved certification of CE 2.0 and/or CE 1.0 compliance of their services and products.
The Registry provides the names of the services and products and the ID number of the Test Report that can be requested from the certified company showing the technical details of the tests.
Note that the MEF guarantees to list CE 2.0 and CE 1.0 companies that are currently MEF members. Certified companies that are no longer MEF members may have been acquired, merged or otherwise, and therefore might no longer be accessible. Therefore those companies may not appear in the Registry.
The MEF Certification Registry is accessed in two separate listings for MEF Certified Service Providers and their Certified Services and MEF Certified Network Equipment Manufacturers and their equipment (this page).
Equipment Certification RegistryThis is the authoritative listing of CE 2.0 certifications and CE 1.0 (MEF 9 and MEF14) obtained by Carrier Ethernet Network Equipment Manufacturers.
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