MEF 3.0 Company Certification

Companies demonstrating rigorous adherence to industry best practices.

MEF Certified Services and Technology

Service providers and technology suppliers delivering MEF 3.0 certified services and technology demonstrate a commitment to rigorous adherence to industry best practices. MEF standards, which form the basis of certification, are developed, reviewed, refined, and ratified by the MEF membership to represent the hallmark of best-of-breed industry standards for network services and technology.

Certification for MEF’s most heavily adopted services and technology standards ensures simplified, pre-validated functionality for buyers and simplified, frictionless implementation and partnering.

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Service Providers–My Value

MEF awards certification of MEF 3.0 Carrier Ethernet and SD-WAN services to member companies that successfully achieve certification. Certification is assigned to a specific service offering and tested against an instance of that service. Although it is not mandatory to use MEF 3.0 certified technology to deliver a certified service, it is highly recommended.

All certified services and their service providers are listed in the Services Registry.

  • Accelerated service deployment
  • Competitive differentiation
  • Empowered sales force
  • Faster RFI/RFP response
  • Faster time to market

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MEF 3.0 Carrier Ethernet Certification

Orchestration-ready MEF 3.0 Carrier Ethernet (CE) certified services provide the highest level of performance, assurance, and agility available in the $60+ billion global CE services market. MEF 3.0 CE services incorporate dozens of published standards, substantially increasing capabilities, and raising the performance bar well above globally ubiquitous and widely certified CE 2.0 services.

MEF 3.0 CE certified service portfolio includes sets for:
Subscriber Services: E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree
Operator Services: Access E-Line and Transit E-Line.


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MEF 3.0 SD-WAN Certification

In November 2019, MEF introduced the MEF 3.0 SD-WAN certification program to accelerate implementation of standardized SD-WAN services worldwide. The certification tests the service attributes and their behaviors defined in the MEF SD-WAN standard.

SD-WAN certification enables service and technology providers to demonstrate conformity with the industry’s highest SD-WAN service standards through rigorous testing of service attributes, functions, and capabilities for a policy-driven, application-aware, over-the-top WAN connectivity service that uses policies to determine how application flows are directed over multiple underlay networks.

Technology Vendors–My Value

MEF awards certification of MEF 3.0 Carrier Ethernet and SD-WAN technology (e.g. equipment) to those member companies that successfully achieve certification. Certification is assigned to specific products/models from the technology vendor.

All certified technology and their vendors are listed in the Technology Registry.

  • Accelerated sales cycles
  • Competitive differentiation
  • Empowered sales force
  • Faster RFI/RFP
  • Expansive addressable market

Be In the Standard

Engage Fully in the Market with MEF 3.0 Company Certification

Recognized by stakeholders in the ICT community and included in RFx language for procurement of both services and technology, MEF’s certification program sets the industry bar by codifying best practices. Find more certification details in the MEF Test & Certification Committee Home on the MEF Members’ Wiki.


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Be In the Business—Demonstrate compliance with industry best practices.

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