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MEF’s Edge VIEW Blog

MEF’s blog brings together passionate subject-matter experts from across the ecosystem to innovate and solve industry challenges and develop new opportunities—providing a forum for the broader community to share ideas, research, and opinions to spark interest and debate.


Building Reputation Between Telecoms Using Blockchain

Building Reputation Between Telecoms Using Blockchain

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Where can continuously updated commercial and business data be securely stored with appropriate access permissions to control exposure of confidential data? We discuss using Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), popularized by blockchain, a particular type of DLT.

MEF 3.0 and the 5G Factory

MEF 3.0 and the 5G Factory

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How MEF 3.0 PoC (126) 5G Factory—Private Enterprise Networks for Industry 4.0—demonstrates the ability to take Industry 3.0 computerization and add communications’ networking to completely revolutionize manufacturing and logistics as we know them.

SD-WAN, Multi-vendor Management and Competing in the Digital Economy

SD-WAN, Multi-vendor Management and Competing in the Digital Economy

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How MEF 70: the standardized definition of SD-WAN services and their attributes, plus MEF 55: the LSO Reference Architecture, empower service providers to deliver managed SD-WAN services to their enterprise customers using multiple SD-WAN vendor solutions, while supporting limitless numbers of customer sites.

How is SD-WAN Driving Enterprise WAN Transformation?

How is SD-WAN Driving Enterprise WAN Transformation?

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Faster deployment of branch sites, cost savings from using private and public networks, optimized cloud connectivity, and application-aware routing—Software-Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN) continue to attract the attention of enterprises eager to leverage their business benefits.

SD-WAN is Reshaping the Enterprise Network

SD-WAN is Reshaping the Enterprise Network

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TeleGeography’s 2018 WAN Manager Survey queried network infrastructure managers at 60 mostly multinational enterprises. The results? For many enterprise WAN managers, adopting SD-WAN is a question of ‘when’ not ‘if.’

Telcos, the API Economy and Blockchain

Telcos, the API Economy and Blockchain

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Business-to-business automation requires the capability of potential partners to seamlessly deliver a network service, based on their reputation and past history. Technologies like blockchain, coupled with LSO standard APIs, create powerful opportunities to enhance these capabilities.

Service Providers’ Move to Network Automation

Service Providers’ Move to Network Automation

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We spoke with 25 cable executives from Network Engineering, IT, Operations, and Business Services, across a dozen Tier-1 and Tier-2 operators to understand what is driving their network automation strategies and the resulting implications for network automation in the cable industry.