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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.

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ABOUT MEF

MEF is the driving force enabling agile, assured, and orchestrated communications services across a global ecosystem of automated networks. MEF 3.0 services are optimized for the digital economy.

MEF in the News

We spotlight videos and articles on the transition to MEF 3.0 services that provide unprecedented user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities.

TECHNICAL SPECS

MEF Committees have published 60 technical specifications and implementation agreements to effect interoperability, increase operational efficiency, and accelerate industry innovation.

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 the transformational journey to dynamic MEF 3.0 services delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by 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. MEF18 focuses on enabling agile, assured, and orchestrated services for the digital economy.

Get Ready For MEF18!

Get Ready For MEF18!

MEF18 focuses on enabling agile, assured, and orchestrated communications services for the digital economy. Emerging “MEF 3.0” services provide an on-demand experience with user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities. They are delivered across a global ecosystem of automated networks powered by LSO, SDN, and NFV. Visit http://www.mef18event.com

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MEF Announces MEF3.0

MEF Announces MEF3.0

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.

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MEF17 Plenary Videos

MEF17 Plenary Videos

MEF is pleased to share a full set of 23 videos from the MEF17 event morning plenaries held on 14 & 15 November. These videos represent an extraordinary window into the state of the industry and are a gold mine of information and insight from top experts who 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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Network Resource Provisioning Interface Profile Specification

Network Resource Provisioning Interface Profile Specification

The Interface Profile Specification defines the requirements, use cases, realized classes, network resource interfaces and associated operations/parameters, state machines, and sequence diagrams that describe the behavior of the Presto NRP interface.

Network Resource Management - Information Model: Connectivity

Network Resource Management - Information Model: Connectivity

This specification describes the MEF Network Resource Management Information Model (NRM IM). Lifecycle Service Orchestration Reference Architecture (LSO RA, MEF 55 [10]) extends the tra-ditional MEF scope concerning Service Modeling, from a pure view “from outside the network” to cover a range of Operational, Orchestration, and Network Management behaviors, including SDN and NFV paradigms.

Legato - EVC Services YANG - Service Configuration & Activation

Legato - EVC Services YANG - Service Configuration & Activation

This document specifies the YANG modules for MEF 6.2 EVC based Services and MEF 10.3 Ethernet Services Attributes. These modules are for use in Service Orchestration Function (SOF) and to communicate the configuration state for Service attributes and values with other entities, such as Business Applications or Partners or Customers, specified in MEF 55 Lifecycle Ser-vice Orchestration Reference Architecture. One use of these modules is for the use cases at Le-gato reference point for Service Configuration and Activation (SCA) specified in MEF 56 SCA (Legato) Interface Profile specification. The elements of the YANG modules are aligned with the objects identified in MEF 7.3 Carrier Ethernet Service Information Model.

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).

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.

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.

Testimonials

Currently entering its 4 year, the CE 2.0 Equipment Certification Program has been adopted by over 40 market-leading equipment manufacturers to demonstrate that their products can deliver Carrier Ethernet E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree and E-Access services compliant with all required MEF specifications.

The following testimonials from CE 2.0 equipment manufacturers speak about the benefits for equipment manufacturers , and their service provider customers, derived from having CE 2.0 equipment certification.

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