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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).

Dynamic Third Network Services for the Digital Economy and Hyper-connected World

 

Mexico City – June 22, 2017

The communications industry is transitioning to agile, assured, and orchestrated services that are optimized for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world. Emerging “Third Network” services provide an on-demand experience with user-directed control over service capabilities. These services are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), SDN, NFV, and CE 2.0 (Carrier Ethernet 2.0).

This seminar will focus on exciting MEF-led industry initiatives to build a global ecosystem of connected networks supporting orchestration of dynamic services across multiple providers and multiple technology domains within provider networks. MEF is working closely with many of the world’s leading service and technology providers, open source projects, and industry organizations to accelerate the creation of this global ecosystem, which will be enabled by standardized open LSO APIs that orchestrate standardized services.

 

Agenda

Thursday, June 22, 2017 – 9:00am – 3:20pm

 

Session Title

Description

Speaker

9:00 Registration Opens
10:00 Opening Remarks Welcome, Objectives, and Agenda Overview

Andres Madero
Director, Service Provider Architecture & Business Development
Infinera Latam
Mexico & Central America Marketing co-chair, MEF

10:10

MEF Strategy for Dynamic Third Network Services

This presentation will provide a technology and market evolution update and present the new MEF.

The presentation will highlight MEF's work in four major areas:

  • Third Network services - including orchestrated Layer 1/2/3 connectivity services (Wavelength, CE 2.0, IP) plus Layer 4-7 cloud services
  • LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration)
  • Reference Implementations - OpenLSO, OpenCS, LSO Hackathon, UNITE, MEFnet
  • Certification programs for services, equipment, professionals

Kevin Vachon
COO, MEF

10:35

Wavelength, CE 2.0 and IP Third Network Services

MEF is uniting industry efforts to enable orchestrated connectivity services (wavelengths, CE 2.0, and IP) and orchestrated Layer 4-7 cloud services (e.g., NFV-based security) across multiple provider networks. Service providers want to offer these services over more automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks that are more closely married to the cloud. But to expand their service reach and deliver more dynamic services, they need a standards-based approach that facilitates seamless service interoperability with other providers and enables end-to-end service automation with open APIs.

This presentation spotlights MEF’s new service-related work beyond CE 2.0. We will provide an update on MEF’s Layer 3 IP project that will create a standard set of attributes that can be used to define IP services delivered over multiple provider networks. We also will cover recently launched initiatives for Layer 1 wavelength services, security-as-a-service, and other service-related topics.

Andres Madero
Mexico & Central America Marketing co-chair, MEF

11:00

Building A Global Ecosystem Of Connected Networks With LSO APIs.

MEF has defined an LSO Reference Architecture with APIs to automate the entire service lifecycle for coordinated management and control across all network domains responsible for delivering end-to-end services over multiple operator / multiple technology networks. This increasingly important area of work enables service providers to transition away from today’s silo-structured BSS/OSS approach towards flexible end-to-end service orchestration that leverages the benefits of SDN and NFV.

This presentation will provide a progress update on LSO-related developments, and highlight opportunities for professionals to play roles in accelerating LSO work. We will cover such topics as the LSO Reference Architecture & Framework (MEF 55), interfaces, Inter-/Intra-provider APIs, operational processes/threads, and information models, as well as LSO’s relationship with SDN & NFV.

Bruno Giguère
Product Marketing Director, MEF

11:25 Break – 15 mins
11:40

MEF Reference Implementations: Accelerating Adoption of Third Network Services and LSO

MEF's OpenLSO is primarily aimed at service providers that wish to accelerate their adoption of LSO as defined by MEF in order to achieve fully-featured end-to-end service orchestration of MEF-defined service lifecycles. The output of OpenLSO includes pointers to upstream Open Source projects that contain LSO-based software code contributions, as well as providing use cases and reference implementations on how to use that upstream code.

This presentation will describe the different LSO capabilities addressed within OpenLSO and it can accelerate the adoption of LSO by service providers in order to achieve fully-featured end-to-end service orchestration of MEF-defined service lifecycles.

Bruno Giguère
Product Marketing Director, MEF

12:05

Panel Session 1: Inter-provider Wholesale Challenges & Industry Initiatives

Wholesale service providers face a myriad of technical and operational challenges in orchestrating services that will only increase in complexity with the addition of virtual network domains and multi-provider delivery scenarios. Operators are looking for orchestration software solutions that integrate the 8 key capabilities of LSO – service fulfillment, control, performance, assurance, usage, analytics, security, and policy based on open and interoperable standards – to help them address these challenges. During the Q&A discussion in this session, top experts will explore the complexity of the situation and discuss practical steps that service providers can take to overcome orchestration hurdles. Speakers will share perspectives on automating various aspects of the end-to-end service lifecycle, and will discuss LSO solutions within the context of the broader orchestration ecosystem.

Moderator:
Andres Madero
Mexico & Central America Marketing co-chair, MEF
 
Panelists:
Elizabeth Moreno
International Network Engineer
Telmex
 
Armando Carmona
Technical Director
Infinera
 
Victor Manuel Perez Cruz
Network Engineering & Infrastructure Sub-Director
redIT

12:45 Lunch
13:45

New Third Network Services & Professional Certification Programs

Highly successful in helping create the $80+ billion market for CE services and technologies, MEF’s certification programs for services, equipment, and professionals are now evolving to accelerate the industry transition to Third Network services powered by LSO, SDN, NFV & CE 2.0.

Introduced in May 2017, the Third Network Professional Certification Framework creates a global ecosystem of certified professionals with leading-edge skills required to support agile, assured, and orchestrated Third Network services. The framework comprises a family of essential, professional, and expert level certifications. These will cover the concepts and skills needed to build automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO (Lifecycle Services Orchestration), SDN, NFV, and CE 2.0 (Carrier Ethernet 2.0). Development of these advanced networks will accelerate the worldwide transition to on-demand Third Network services that provide user-directed control over service capabilities.

This presentation will cover the new developments in MEF professionals and services certification programs. Highlights of this presentation include:

  • MEF Third Network Professional Certification Framework
    • Overview and Evolution of this new MEF Professional Certification Program
    • Revision to the MEF-CECP (Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional)
  • MEF Services Certification Program
    • New Cloud-based testing offering coming in 2017
    • Orchestrated LSO-enabled Services Certifications
    • Evolution and roadmap of the MEF Services Certification program

Kevin Vachon
COO, MEF

14:20

Panel Session 2: Multi-operator Service Delivery – The Immediate and Emerging Business Opportunities Enabled by Orchestration

During the Q&A discussion in this session, panelists will discuss multi-operator services and the immediate business opportunities enabled by orchestration.

Moderator:
Andres Madero
Mexico & Central America Marketing co-chair, MEF
 
Panelists:
Victor Calix
Project Manager
Ufinet
 
Juan Garza
Network Planning Leader
MCM Telecom
 
Jorge Alejandro Castruita Del Rio
Transmission Engineering Manager
Axtel

15:00

Closing Remarks and Questions

This presentation will summarize the seminar content and provide a view of how to engage with MEF.

Kevin Vachon
COO, MEF

15:20 Close

Materials

Document

Spanish

English

An Industry Initiative for Third Generation Network and Services  
Understanding MEF’s Service Activation Testing Power Play  
Understanding Carrier Ethernet Service Assurance - Part I  
Understanding Carrier Ethernet Service Assurance - Part II  
Carrier Ethernet and NFV  
MEF Third Network Vision White Paper
MEF Third Network Lifecycle Service Orchestration Vision White Paper
MEF Services Interconnect Program Brochure
Opening Remarks, presented by Andres Madero  
MEF Strategy for Dynamic Third Network Services, presented by Kevin Vachon  
Wavelength, CE 2.0 and IP Third Network Services, presented by Andres Madero  
Building A Global Ecosystem Of Connected Networks With LSO APIs, presented by Bruno Giguère  
MEF Reference Implementations: Accelerating Adoption of Third Network Services and LSO, presented by Bruno Giguère  
Panel Session 1: Inter-provider Wholesale Challenges & Industry Initiatives, moderated by Andres Madero  
New Third Network Services & Professional Certification Programs, presented by Kevin Vachon  
Panel Session 2: Multi-operator Service Delivery – The Immediate and Emerging Business Opportunities Enabled by Orchestration, moderated by Andres Madero  
Closing Remarks and Questions, presented by Kevin Vachon  

Webinars

Playback

Business Benefits of Becoming a MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional
Considerations for Deploying Virtual Network Functions and Services
Understanding CE 2.0 Service Assurance – Can It Generate Revenue?
MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0: The Foundation to Agile, Assure & Orchestrated Third Network Services (in Spanish)
New Dynamic & Assured Third Network Services Powered By LSO
MEF Third Network Vision Based on Network as a Service Principles
MEF Lifecycle Service Orchestration – Enabling Third Network Services
Differentiating Your Wholesale Ethernet Services in a Changing Market
Mastering the Paradigm Shift - New Professional Certification from the MEF

Videos

Playback

MEF16: Pascal Menezes, CTO, MEF – Standardized Open APIs & Other Key Work To Drive Third Network Transformation
TelecomTV/MEF16: Nan Chen, President, MEF – New Orchestrated Services, LSO APIs, Collaboration, Certification & More
Nan Chen on Delivering the Third Network Vision – Converge Digest
Kevin Vachon on LSO & Open Initiatives – TelecomTV
Pascal Menezes on the Third Network – TelecomTV
Axel Clauberg on Software Defined Operator & Digital Transformation – LightReading TV
Embracing the Third Network – with Nan Chen, MEF President
Defining LSO, SDN & NFV – with Axel Clauberg, Deutsche Telekom AG
Defining LSO, SDN & NFV – with Jack Pugaczewski, CenturyLink
Lance Hassan, Time Warner Communications, speaks on MEF Professional Certification

Speakers

Juan Garza
Network Planning Leader, MCM Telecom

Juan has been working at MCM for more than 10 years in different positions and responsibilities like New Technologies Adoption and Integration to MCM Metro Ethernet Access Networks and also in charge of sizing them and MCM internet backbone.

He has wide experience with equipment like Huawei, Extreme Networks, Juniper, Cisco, Fortinet and Tejas Networks and his expertise includes standards and protocols for interoperability among them. He was a key element during MEF certification process for MCM.

Juan also has been involved in negotiations with other carriers including buying selling or exchanging voice, data and network services.

Bruno Giguère
Product Marketing Director, MEF

Bruno Giguère is Director of Product Marketing at MEF. In this role, he is working with the different MEF committees, where he is instrumental in creating and coordinating the development of foundational content (technical and marketing presentations, white papers, web content and best practice guides etc.).

Bruno has held various technical and marketing positions in the Test and Monitoring industry, and prior to joining the MEF, with EXFO, a Test and Service Assurance company, where he was Sr. Advisor, CTO Office. He represented EXFO to many standard organizations including the MEF, OIF, ITU-T and Broadband Forum. From a MEF perspective, Bruno worked in the Technical Committee as editor of MEF 48 (SAT) and as co-chair of the Service Management Working Group in the Marketing Committee.  He was also the Canadian National Study Group Chairman for ITU-T Study Group 12 and was the editor for ITU-T Y.1564 (Service Activation Test Methodology). He has authored or co-authored numerous white papers, application notes, magazine articles and technology reference guides and presented in many technology seminars and webinars. Bruno holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the École de technologie supérieure in Montréal, Canada.

Andres Madero
Director, Service Provider Architecture & Business Development, Infinera Latam

Andres Madero is the Director of Service-Provider Architecture and Business Development for Latam at Infinera. He is responsible for engaging with service providers in the region, providing them with a unique perspective of industry trends, while demonstrating Infinera’s Intelligent Transport Network’s leading edge portfolio.

Andres has a distinguished networking career with extensive expertise in L0-L3 technologies and network architectures, from both a vendor and a service provider standpoint. He has over a decade of experience working closely with service providers helping them design next- generation networks across several countries in LATAM.

Previously Andres was Vice-President of Engineering & Business Development at Raisecom overseeing the America’s operation. Prior to leading the engineering team at Raisecom, he worked at C&W Networks across different areas ranging from optical-transmission, network architecture, to field & operations.

Andres holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Universidad del Norte, Colombia and a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Phoenix, US.

Kevin Vachon
Chief Operating Officer, MEF

Appointed as MEF COO in 2006, Kevin leads a team that builds, supports and scales the MEF’s ever-increasing mix of global programs activities. He is a frequent speaker at conferences, a senior MEF representative to the press and analyst community and oversees MEF relationships with open source projects and standards organizations.

During Kevin’s tenure, membership has tripled to over 210 companies, representing 43 countries, service provider membership has increased ten fold and MEF certification programs have become globally adopted and widely recognized. Kevin is also the founder and Executive Director of MEF’s annual flagship industry conference, this year entitled MEF17.

Kevin held the position of CEO of DIATEM Networks Inc., a Carrier Ethernet software company from 2003 to 2005 and was President and CEO of NUVO Network Management, a network management outsourcing firm, from 1996 to 2002. Previously, he held other senior management positions with NUVO and spent 10 years in a wide variety of capacities with Gandalf Technologies, a network equipment manufacturer.

Venue

Venue

Mexico City Marriott Reforma Hotel
Paseo de la Reforma 276
Col Juarez, Col Juarez, 06600

Contact

MEF Contact

For questions pertaining to this event please contact:

Ana Maciel
MEF
Manager, Marketing Programs & Member Support
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Dynamic Third Network Services for the Digital Economy and Hyper-connected World

 

São Paulo – September 27, 2017

The communications industry is transitioning to agile, assured, and orchestrated services that are optimized for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world. Emerging “Third Network” services provide an on-demand experience with user-directed control over service capabilities. These services are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), SDN, NFV, and CE 2.0 (Carrier Ethernet 2.0).

This seminar will focus on exciting MEF-led industry initiatives to build a global ecosystem of connected networks supporting orchestration of dynamic services across multiple providers and multiple technology domains within provider networks. MEF is working closely with many of the world’s leading service and technology providers, open source projects, and industry organizations to accelerate the creation of this global ecosystem, which will be enabled by standardized open LSO APIs that orchestrate standardized services.

 

Agenda

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 – 9:30am – 6:00pm

 

Session Title

Description

Speaker

9:30 Registration Opens & Networking
10:30 Opening Remarks Welcome, Objectives, and Agenda Overview Emerson Moura
Distinguished Engineer, Cisco Systems & CALA Marketing Co-Chair, MEF
10:40 MEF Update New member recognition, new CECPs, new CE 2.0 certified companies Emerson Moura
CALA Marketing Co-Chair, MEF
10:50

MEF's LSO: Enabling Multi-Operator Dynamic Third Network Services

This presentation will provide a technology and market evolution update and present the new MEF.

The presentation will highlight MEF's work in four major areas:

  • Third Network services - including orchestrated Layer 1/2/3 connectivity services (Wavelength, CE 2.0, IP) plus Layer 4-7 cloud services
  • LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration)
  • Reference Implementations - OpenLSO, OpenCS, LSO Hackathon, UNITE, MEFnet
  • Certification programs for services, equipment, professionals
Ricardo Guimarães
NFVi Specialist, TIM
11:20 Break: Networking & Sponsors' Solutions Briefings
11:50

SD-WAN Managed Service Use Cases, Challenges and MEF standardization work

SD-WANs have become very popular because they solve current business challenges while leveraging new SDN, NFV, orchestration and cloud technologies. Service providers are challenged to quickly introduce new SD-WAN managed services due to the lack of standardization of service definitions and architectures. In this presentation, you will learn about the MEF's SD-WAN standardization work and different use cases from the perspective of service providers with different delivery models.

Emerson Moura
CALA Marketing Co-Chair, MEF
12:20

Panel Session: SD-WAN a reality check

Service providers are starting to invest in open platforms based on SDN/NFV technologies and reshaping how they offer hybrid WAN services. This includes variations on some old technology with some new emerging technology, including SD-WAN. The WAN and mix of network services are just the beginning. These new platforms will also serve to connect to data centers, central locations, and distributed branch locations. They already are expanding to other managed services beyond standard network services. What has driven this development? What are customers demanding? What is the roadmap for these services? On this panel, we will hear a perspective on evolving network services requirements, including the need for end-to-end visibility. And multiple service providers will share their recent announcements and near-term plans on the panel. What problems need to be solved for customers? For service providers? What have been the major challenges? Where do we go next?

Moderator:
Christiane Nicoletti
Sales Business Development Manager, Cisco Systems

Panelists:
Sandro Cavalcante
Gerente Executivo de Soluções Master, Embratel Primesys
 
Helio Sa
Wholesale Senior Pre & Post Sales Manager, TIM
 
Kazuo Yamamoto
Consulting Systems Engineer, Cisco

13:00 Lunch: Networking & Sponsors' Solutions Briefings
14:15

Path from CE 2.0 to Third Network Services Roadmap

MEF introduced Carrier Ethernet 2.0 in 2012. Since then, the launch of the MEF Third Network vision as brought forward new services where automation from the business interaction to the service activation and management can be automated.

This presentation will review the different attributes that make Carrier Ethernet 2.0. Once the CE 2.0 foundation as been set, we will review the bases that make a Third Network Services and how MEF's specification and Reference Implementations can be leverage to create services that are agile, assure and orchestrated.

This presentation will provide an overview on LSO-related developments, and highlight opportunities for professionals to play roles in accelerating LSO work. We will cover such topics as the LSO Reference Architecture & Framework (MEF 55), interfaces, Inter-/Intra-provider APIs, operational processes/threads, and information models, as well as LSO’s relationship with SDN & NFV.

Bruno Giguère
Product Marketing Director, MEF
15:05

Service Provider Perspective: Driving business value with MEF

This presentation from a Brazilian Service Provider will highlight how MEF's Specifications and Certification programs help drive business value.

Helio Sa
Wholesale Senior Pre & Post Sales Manager, TIM
South America Marketing Co-chair, MEF
15:35 Break: Networking & Sponsors' Solutions Briefings
16:05

New Third Network Services & Professional Certification Programs

Highly successful in helping create the $80+ billion market for CE services and technologies, MEF’s certification programs for services, equipment, and professionals are now evolving to accelerate the industry transition to Third Network services powered by LSO, SDN, NFV & CE 2.0.

Introduced in May 2017, the Third Network Professional Certification Framework creates a global ecosystem of certified professionals with leading-edge skills required to support agile, assured, and orchestrated Third Network services. The framework comprises a family of essential, professional, and expert level certifications. These will cover the concepts and skills needed to build automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO (Lifecycle Services Orchestration), SDN, NFV, and CE 2.0 (Carrier Ethernet 2.0). Development of these advanced networks will accelerate the worldwide transition to on-demand Third Network services that provide user-directed control over service capabilities.

This presentation will cover the new developments in MEF professionals and services certification programs. Highlights of this presentation include:

  • MEF Third Network Professional Certification Framework
    • Overview and Evolution of this new MEF Professional Certification Program
    • Revision to the MEF-CECP (Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional)
  • MEF Services Certification Program
    • New Cloud-based testing offering coming in 2017
    • Orchestrated LSO-enabled Services Certifications
    • Evolution and roadmap of the MEF Services Certification program
Bruno Giguère
Product Marketing Director, MEF
16:35

Interactive Discussion - Multi-operator Services (Polling Session)

Multi-operator services: The immediate market opportunities enabled by orchestration

This session will be an interactive discussion where the attendees will be polled and have the opportunity provide their view on Multi-operator services and where panelists will comment on poll answers.

Emerson Moura
CALA Marketing Co-Chair, MEF
16:50 Closing Remarks and Questions   Helio Sa
South America Marketing Co-Chair, MEF
17:00

18:00
Happy Hour & Networking

Materials

Document

Portuguese

English

Understanding SD-WAN Managed Services  
An Industry Initiative for Third Generation Network and Services  
Understanding MEF’s Service Activation Testing Power Play  
Understanding Carrier Ethernet Service Assurance - Part I  
Understanding Carrier Ethernet Service Assurance - Part II  
Carrier Ethernet and NFV  
MEF Third Network Vision White Paper
MEF Third Network Lifecycle Service Orchestration Vision White Paper
MEF Services Interconnect Program Brochure
Opening Remarks, presented by Emerson Moura  
MEF's LSO: Enabling Multi-Operator Dynamic Third Network Services, presented by Ricardo Guimarães  
SD-WAN Managed Service Use Cases, Challenges and MEF standardization work, presented by Emerson Moura  
Panel Session: SD-WAN a reality check, moderated by Christiane Nicoletti  
Path from CE 2.0 to Third Network Services Roadmap, presented by Bruno Giguère  
Service Provider Perspective: Driving business value with MEF, presented by Helio Sa  
New Third Network Services & Professional Certification Programs, presented by Bruno Giguère  
Interactive Discussion - Multi-operator Services (Polling Session), presented by Emerson Moura  
Closing Remarks and Questions, presented by Helio Sa  

Webinars

Playback

Puntos de Interconexión Ethernet: Construyendo el Camino a los Servicios de la Tercera Red
Business Benefits of Becoming a MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional
Considerations for Deploying Virtual Network Functions and Services
Understanding CE 2.0 Service Assurance – Can It Generate Revenue?
MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0: The Foundation to Agile, Assure & Orchestrated Third Network Services (in Spanish)
New Dynamic & Assured Third Network Services Powered By LSO
MEF Third Network Vision Based on Network as a Service Principles
MEF Lifecycle Service Orchestration – Enabling Third Network Services
Differentiating Your Wholesale Ethernet Services in a Changing Market
Mastering the Paradigm Shift - New Professional Certification from the MEF

Videos

Playback

MEF16: Pascal Menezes, CTO, MEF – Standardized Open APIs & Other Key Work To Drive Third Network Transformation
TelecomTV/MEF16: Nan Chen, President, MEF – New Orchestrated Services, LSO APIs, Collaboration, Certification & More
Nan Chen on Delivering the Third Network Vision – Converge Digest
Kevin Vachon on LSO & Open Initiatives – TelecomTV
Pascal Menezes on the Third Network – TelecomTV
Axel Clauberg on Software Defined Operator & Digital Transformation – LightReading TV
Embracing the Third Network – with Nan Chen, MEF President
Defining LSO, SDN & NFV – with Axel Clauberg, Deutsche Telekom AG
Defining LSO, SDN & NFV – with Jack Pugaczewski, CenturyLink
Lance Hassan, Time Warner Communications, speaks on MEF Professional Certification

Speakers

Bruno Giguère
Product Marketing Director, MEF

Bruno Giguère is Director of Product Marketing at MEF. In this role, he is working with the different MEF committees, where he is instrumental in creating and coordinating the development of foundational content (technical and marketing presentations, white papers, web content and best practice guides etc.).

Bruno has held various technical and marketing positions in the Test and Monitoring industry, and prior to joining the MEF, with EXFO, a Test and Service Assurance company, where he was Sr. Advisor, CTO Office. He represented EXFO to many standard organizations including the MEF, OIF, ITU-T and Broadband Forum. From a MEF perspective, Bruno worked in the Technical Committee as editor of MEF 48 (SAT) and as co-chair of the Service Management Working Group in the Marketing Committee.  He was also the Canadian National Study Group Chairman for ITU-T Study Group 12 and was the editor for ITU-T Y.1564 (Service Activation Test Methodology). He has authored or co-authored numerous white papers, application notes, magazine articles and technology reference guides and presented in many technology seminars and webinars. Bruno holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the École de technologie supérieure in Montréal, Canada.

Ricardo Guimarães
NFVi Specialist, TIM

NFVi Specialist working in Telecommunication area since 1994. Large experience in L2 and L3 solutions for Corporate and Service Provider markets covering IP Backbone, Carrier Ethernet and Mobile Backhaul. Currently working on NFV Infrastructure team on projects related to TIM Brasil Virtualization Program.

Emerson Moura
Cisco Systems Engineer & MEF CALA Marketing Co-Chair

Emerson is a Distinguished Systems Engineer for Cisco in Latin America and is responsible for working with service providers on end-to-end, converged, multi-service network architectures. He has over 15 years of experience in the Telecommunications industry working with Optical Transport, IP/MPLS, Carrier Ethernet, IP+Optical convergence and more recently on SDN/NFV.

Emerson is also an active member of MEF where he's currently the Co-Chair for the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) region.

He is a frequent speaker at industry events and has co-authored scientific papers have been presented at major industry conferences including MPLS & Ethernet World Congress and OFC/NFOEC.

He's graduated in Electrical Engineering by the FEI College of Industrial Engineering in Sao Paulo-Brazil and is certified as a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) and MEF Carrier Ethernet Professional CECP 2.0.

Christiane Nicoletti
Sales Business Development Manager
Cisco Systems Brazil

Christiane Nicoletti is graduated in Production Engineer at FEI - Faculdade de Engenharia and owns a master degree in Business Management and Finance at FIA - Fundação Instituto de Administração.

An 19-year career at companies such as Cisco, Level3, AES Telecom/TIM, Telefonica and Embratel and performance in diverse areas like Business Development, Marketing, Product Management, Pre-sales and Engineering.

She currently holds the position of Sales Business Development Manager at Cisco Systems Brazil.

Helio Sá
Wholesale Senior Sales & Pre Sales Manager
TIM

Helio has more than 30 years of experience in the Telecom industry working at Equipment Vendors and Network Carriers (IP/Data, Fixed, Satellite and Mobile) since 1986. Large experience in both Technical and commercial roles at Corporate and Wholesale market. Helio has a Bachelor degree at Digital Technologies, a specialization at System Analysis and an MBA in Telecom Management at FGV. He works with Network and Telecom education since 1991 both at large corporations and universities, including his current position at Unigranrio.

Venue

Venue

Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel
Alameda Santos, 2233 Sao Paulo 01419-002 Brazil

Contact

MEF Contact

For questions pertaining to this event please contact:

Ana Maciel
MEF
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Other Locations

Visit The MEF Seminars 2017: Dynamic Third Network Services for the Digital Economy and Hyper-connected World page to see seminars offered in other locations.

          

 

Introduction to the APAC Special Members Meeting & APAC LSO Hackathon

MEF Quarterly and Annual Meetings are the gathering place of our increasingly diverse membership community where we:

  • Inform members of active work taking place across projects and other initiatives
  • On-board and educate new member companies and participants
  • Brainstorm and initiate new work in support of MEF's vision
  • Conduct LSO Hackathons at selected meetings
  • Network with MEF colleagues and representatives of partner organizations from around the globe, such as open source projects and standards organizations

A Singapore agenda introducing MEF 3.0 to APAC

  • 29 Jan, Extended Plenary Session: Featuring an introduction to MEF 3.0, presentations and panels involving MEF leadership, global operators, APAC members and industry analysts
  • 29 Jan, Opening Reception: Immediately following the plenary, join us for our welcome reception, a great opportunity to network!
  • 30 Jan, MEF Workshops: Replicating the MEF17 workshops with hundreds of attendees, the Singapore workshops will feature all aspects of MEF 3.0, including services, LSO & Open APIs, open reference implementations, new certification programs and an expanded MEF community
  • 30 Jan - 1 Feb, First Ever MEF APAC LSO Hackathon: Enables Open Source community developers, networking experts and technology vendors to collaborate and develop solutions based on MEF work. More information on the APAC LSO Hackathon can be found here.
  • 30 Jan - 2 Feb, Committee Working Meetings: Progressing the numerous works of MEF including MEF 3.0 and more, with special emphasis on APAC member engagement opportunities. The new Applications Committee formed in October, will hold its first formal meeting.
  • 1 Feb - 2 Feb, MEF Training & Certification Opportunity: Be a part of a special training and certification on the brand-new MEF NETWORK FOUNDATIONS CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL skills certification. Details on the MEF-NF certification available here. Please plan on attending two full days Feb 1 & 2 (Thursday and Friday) to take advantage of the entire training opportunity; leaving early will not prepare you for the certification exam. All participants have the option of taking the certification exam for MEF-NF onsite at the hotel in Singapore, or later at home. 

MEF-NF

Click here to register for the APAC LSO Hackathon

MEF LSO Hackathon

MEF 3.0

On November 14 at MEF17, MEF announced the MEF 3.0 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. MEF 3.0 blends sophisticated, standardized services with an emerging suite of LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration) APIs to provide an on-demand, cloud-centric experience with unprecedented user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities.

MEF 3.0 is comprised of four major elements:

Standardized, Orchestrated Services. The MEF 3.0 service family includes dynamic Carrier Ethernet, wavelength, IP, SD-WAN, Security-as-a-Service, and other virtualized services that will be orchestrated over programmable networks using LSO APIs. MEF 3.0 CE R1 is the first release within the MEF 3.0 framework.

Open LSO APIs. MEF’s LSO Reference Architecture guides agile development of standardized LSO APIs that enable orchestration of MEF 3.0 services across multiple providers and over multiple network technology domains (e.g., Packet WAN, Optical Transport, SD-WAN, 5G, etc.). MEF recently announced the first experimental releases of two LSO SDKs (software development kits) that feature inter-provider APIs for address validation, serviceability, and ordering and an intra-provider API for network resource provisioning. 

Service and Technology Certifications. MEF is increasing the agility of its popular certification programs to accelerate availability and adoption of MEF 3.0 certified services and technologies. MEF 3.0 certification is delivered by MEF’s testing partner, Iometrix, using an advanced cloud-based virtualized test platform that empowers subscribing companies to certify that their services and technologies comply with the latest MEF 3.0 standards.

Expanded Community Collaboration. MEF is working with many of the world’s leading service and technology providers, open source projects, standards associations, and enterprises to realize a shared vision of dynamic services orchestrated across automated networks. MEF has created a new compute, storage, and networking platform – MEFnet – that enables development, testing, integration, and showcasing of prototype MEF 3.0 implementations using open source and commercial products. MEFnet projects will help accelerate the understanding and adoption of MEF 3.0, as well as provide immediate feedback for standards development within MEF.


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Hotel Information

Grand Hyatt
10 Scotts Road
Singapore
https://singapore.grand.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

MEF special rate of 340 SGD ($252 USD) is available until January 8, 2018 and includes full buffet breakfast & wi-fi. This rate is available three (3) days prior and post event subject to hotel availability. All reservations require a credit card. 100% cancellation fee applies after January 8, 2018.

The Grand Hyatt is located in the heart of the world-renowned area of Orchard Road, the city's shopping and entertainment district, the hotel is a 25-minute taxi from the airport. Singapore has a lush tropical climate year-round of 90F (32C).

Book your Hotel here - or - call the hotel directly at +65 6738 1234.

Remote Meeting Access

While attending in person is most effective, we provide remote access for selected sessions for members who are unable to attend via GoToMeeting - MEF Members Meeting Remote Access

Accessing Meeting Materials

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Sponsoring MEF Meetings

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Next MEF Quarterly Meeting

Save the Date Athens!: Q2 Quarterly Members Meeting & Euro18 LSO Hackathon April 23-26, 2018. Click here for details

MEF Quarterly Meeting Athens


Upcoming Members Meetings


July 23, 2013 - 9:00am-12:30pm


Westin Hotel

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SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

 

Nan Chen 75x100Nan Chen
President, MEF
Executive Vice Chairman
CENX

Nan is known in the telecom/networking industry as the founding President of the MEF. Under his leadership, MEF has become one of the major success stories in the new Internet age. With 200+ members, 35+ Carrier Ethernet standards, 150+ certified companies and 300+ professionals the aggregate membership market capitalization is well over $1.5 trillion.

Nan’s profound drive to unite standardization and certification with dynamic, global campaigns and strategic initiatives, helped make Carrier Ethernet one of the fastest growing areas in telecoms, reaching $50B+. In 2012, MEF launched CE 2.0, that delivers the next generation of standardized technologies with unmatched efficiency and cost-savings for exponential data growth in mobile backhaul, cloud computing and Internet applications.

Prior to founding CENX, he was VP of Marketing at Strix Systems (acquired by Private Equity); VP of Marketing at Atrica (acquired by Nokia Siemens Networks); and Director of Technology at Bay Networks/SynOptics (acquired by Nortel).


Ihab-Tarazi 75x100Ihab Tarazi
Chairman of the Board, MEF
Vice President Global Product Technology and Strategy
Verizon

As vice president of Verizon’s Global Planning and Technology organization, Ihab Tarazi oversees one of the largest facilities-based communications networks in the world. Tarazi is responsible for the network planning and development of Verizon’s converged global wireline network including, the industry leading FiOS platform and one of the most interconnected Global IP networks spanning more than 2,600 cities in 150 countries touching six continents.

Tarazi is responsible for the development of IP and Ethernet network capabilities delivering high speed access on a converged high performance network. He is driving the implementation of 100G Optical backbone expansion in Verizon. Ihab has also been instrumental in the development of next generation cable systems including the Trans-Pacific-Express (TPE) and the Europe India Gateway (EIG).

Ihab is a graduate of the University of Maryland and has a Masters Degree in Telecom Management from Southern Methodist University (SMU).


Christoper Cullen 75x100Chrisopher Cullan
Product Marketing Manager
Infovista

Chris Cullan, Responsible for global product marketing of InfoVista's business services solutions in the CSP market.
Define messaging strategy for business services domain including Carrier Ethernet services, application visibility services and cloud services.


blank 75x100John Downs
Global Communications Manager
Bloomberg

25 years experience in Networking and Telecommunications. Currently dealing with Telecommunications Vendor relationships around the global.


Pete Ferris 75x100Peter Ferris
Chief Sales Officer
Equinix

Peter Ferris has held several senior-level positions with Equinix since July 1999 and was appointed Chief Sales Officer in 2010. In this global position, Mr. Ferris is responsible for executing the company’s go-to-market strategy. He also oversees sales operations worldwide. Prior to his current role, from October 2007 until October 2010, Mr. Ferris served as President, Equinix U.S. where he was responsible for strategy and growth of the company’s operations throughout the region. From July 1999 until October 2007, he served as the Vice President of Sales for Equinix.
Mr. Ferris has more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to Equinix, he held senior management positions at Frontier Global Center, Genuity and MFS Datanet.
Mr. Ferris holds a degree in Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University.


Stephen Howe 75x100Stephen Howe
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Bell Canada

As Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Stephen Howe leads the Bell wireline and wireless network teams that develop, build and operate the company's high-capacity broadband networks.

Mr. Howe was previously Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Bell Mobility where he led the rollout of Bell's world-leading HSPA+ wireless network.

Before joining Bell, Mr. Howe was Executive Vice President of Information Technology at Telus Mobility, and previously Vice President of Technology at Telus and at Clearnet Communications (acquired by Telus in 2000), responsible for the design, development and expansion of the wireless data, handset portfolio, switching systems and networks.

 Mr. Howe has a Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Physics from McMaster University and a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University.


Dawn Kaplan 75x100Dawn Kaplan
Director, Access Services
Ericsson

Dawn Kaplan is Director, Access Services Ordering for Ericsson, which she joined in 2011 via the company’s acquisition of Telcordia Technologies. In this role, Dawn provides technical oversight and managerial guidance of comprehensive ASR Script consulting services to the largest North American telecommunications service providers. This includes all aspects of the software development lifecycle across requirements, design, development, testing and post-production support. Dawn has more than 25 years of experience, which began with Telcordia and has included extensive work on the ARIS application and Access Services Ordering automation. She also represents Ericsson on industry standards and has held numerous leadership positions within the ATIS Ordering and Billing Forum (OBF), having served for several years as OBF Co-Chair, leading the group on defining industry standards for convergence and carrier interconnection.


blank 75x100Michael Kearns
Chief Executive Officer
Amartus

Michael is founder and CEO of Amartus and has over 18 years experience in the software industry. Prior to Amartus, Michael led the Product Strategy team at Marconi Communications Ireland (formerly FORE System and Euristix) where he held overall responsibility for its multi-service broadband Network Management Solution strategy. Michael came to this role as a Principal Engineer where he had technical responsibility for architecture and design. Prior to this Michael worked for a number of top software companies in the US, UK and Ireland. Michael graduated from University College Dublin in 1992 with a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science.


Allan Langfield 75x100Allan Langfield
Senior Director, Development & Integration
Comcast Business

MEF Service Operations Committee Co-Chair

Alan’s career has included roles in engineering, sales, strategic planning, and product management, allowing for a broad 360° understanding of telecom services. For seven years, he worked at Level 3 Communications, responsible for Off-Net Access Architecture and Product Management, where he successfully developed and implemented an Off-Net Ethernet capability focused on MEF certified providers.

Over the last three years, he have been focused on Product Development & Deployment for Comcast Business, responsible for planning, development, and delivery of sales, service delivery and assurance components for any new data product – including network, process, and systems requirements. He implemented an MEF CE 2.0 retail Ethernet Service and is planning on a delivering wholesale capability with a conscious “customer on-boarding” component.

Additionally at Comcast, he successfully launched Off-Net Ethernet Access, with MEF 33/26.1 as guides for our vendor capability specification. He also lead Access Management, responsible for Ethernet vendor activities including all on-boarding and performance management.


Stephan Pelletier 75x100Stéphan Pelletier
Director of Product Management for Service Fulfillment solutions
Oracle - Global Communications Business Unit

Stephan Pelletier has been in the Communications Operations Management field for over 22 years, having worked in different roles at several network vendor and independent software vendor companies.

 Currently, Mr. Pelletier is Director of Product Management for Service Fulfillment solutions at Oracle’s Global Communications Business Unit. His practical domain experience extends across voice and data services, SONET/SDH, Optical Ethernet, IP/MPLS, Carrier Ethernet and QoS, covering software development and product management of applications and solutions for multiple operations functions including service activation, configuration management, inventory management, order management and fault management.

 Mr. Pelletier holds a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Sherbrooke and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Ottawa, in Canada.


Chris Purdy 75x100Chris Purdy
Chief Technology Officer
CENX

Chris Purdy, Chief Technology Officer, is responsible for CENX technology and systems development. He has been a leading technical contributor to the development of Carrier Ethernet, acting currently as specification editor of Carrier Ethernet Service Constructs in the MEF’s technical committee. Before CENX, Mr. Purdy spent four years as CTO of Nakina Systems, selling operations software to telecom service providers. Here, he helped take the company from very early stage to one deployed in multiple Tier 1 providers managing thousands of network elements.

Prior to this, Mr. Purdy spent 19 years with Nortel in numerous roles including Professional Services, acting as a senior network operations and IT consultant to service providers, and Director of Optical Ethernet Management, responsible for defining and building complete solutions in the earliest days of Carrier Ethernet. Mr. Purdy holds a BASc. in Electrical engineering from the University of Toronto.


Mary Stanhope 75x100Mary Stanhope
Vice President of Product and Marketing
Global Capacity

Mary Stanhope is Vice President of Product and Marketing for Global Capacity. Ms. Stanhope is responsible for the definition, strategic positioning and market adoption of Global Capacity’s products and services. She has over 23 years in the communications industry holding business development, product marketing, and systems implementation roles of increasing responsibility with companies such as Sidera Networks, RCN, Teleport Communications, Atos Origin and SchlumbergerSema. From the introduction of SMS and prepaid wireless to the development of online communities and launch of Ethernet and cloud services, Ms. Stanhope has been a pioneer for new products and architecting change in how businesses communicate as recognized by Fierce Telecom 2013 Top 10 Women in Wireline. She is an active participant in the MEF and Light Reading Ethernet Executive Council. Ms. Stanhope holds a B.A. degree from Syracuse University, Syracuse NY.


Robert Rockwell 75x100Robert Rockell
Vice President, Regional Engineering
Comcast

As VP, Regional Engineering, Rob and his team design, build and operate the largest U.S. cable operator’s converged regional networks, supporting all of the company’s residential and business products and services. Comcast has one of the largest converged voice, video, data, and business services networks in the world, and was first to achieve MEF 2.0 compliance.

 Rob owns planning, building, and scaling all of Comcast’s Metro-Ethernet product infrastructures. Previously, he served as a Systems Engineering Manager at Cisco, focused on the cable segment. For twelve years prior, Rob operated, built, and scaled Sprint’s national and international IP networks. Rob has authored standards for emerging technologies such as IP Multicast and IPv6, and he has designed VPN products. His thought leadership, and broad experience across Telco, Cable and Vendor uniquely qualify Rob to make significant contributions in evolving and advancing Metro Ethernet standards.


Shahar Steiff 75x100Shahar Steiff
AVP - Business Operations
PCCW Global

MEF Service Operations Committee Co-Chair.

Shahar has been an active member of MEF for the past four years and a member of the Marketing Leadership Council since it was established in October last year. He is one of the first 200 MEF CECPs.

He is an active member of the OSS-ICDS forum for the past eight years and held roles of Chair, Co-Chair as well as leader of the Product-Management-WG. Through this role he has been exposed to the processes involved in the life-cycle of inter-carrier data services from the perspectives of establishing an NNI, pre-sales inquiries, order placement, service delivery, maintenance and repair, billing, cessation of service.

Shahar is actively involved in process management and development, internally at PCCW Global, where he is part of an ad-hoc team defining and improving the internal flow of information between the internal groups involved in delivery of data services to our customers. This includes definition of process-flow, identification of the respective information exchange, and specification of the IT tools required to operate this process and exchange this information.


Michael Strople 75x100Michael Strople
Chief Operating Officer
Allstream

As Chief Operating Officer of Allstream, Michael Strople is responsible for all internal operations. In his role, he oversees the long-term vision and ongoing development of services, and the performance of the Allstream network. Michael has over a decade of experience in the telecommunications industry, joined MTS Allstream in October 2005, and served as the Chief Technology Officer for both Allstream and its Manitoba-based affiliate, MTS. Prior to this, Michael gained global experience at Nortel Networks serving large telecommunications providers in the areas of IP and wireless networking. Mr. Strople holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering with an Option in Management Science from the University of Waterloo. He sits on the Board of Directors of TRLabs and is a member of the Advisory Board for the University of Toronto's Master of Engineering in Telecommunications EDP.

MEF-Championed 2015 Catalyst Demo

Zero Touch Network-as-a-Service: Agile, Assured and Orchestrated with NFV - Nice, France June 1-4, 2015
Zero Touch Network-as-a-Service:  Agile, Assured and Orchestrated with NFV - Nice, France June 1 - 4, 2015

Meeting Venue Information

Nice Acropolis Convention Center
1 Esplanade Kennedy
06300 Nice, France

About the Catalyst Demo:
The MEF-championed Catalyst demo is taking place in TM Forum Live! from Monday 1st June through Thursday 4th June. It provides a powerful demonstration by MEF members of zero touch orchestration of Carrier Ethernet services running over hybrid virtualized and physical networks. Based on a GEN14 PoC, this Catalyst is another example of close collaboration between MEF and TM Forum facilitated by MEF UNITE.

The Catalyst is also championed by key MEF service provider members PCCW Global, Charter Communications (Spectrum Business), and Axtel, and is implemented by MEF members Oracle, Infovista and Juniper.

Information is available for download on this page, as well as on the pages of the Catalyst participants.

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