A hallmark of industry innovation, the MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept (PoC) Program provides the seeds of new, collaborative work within MEF, as well as validates the real-world use cases behind MEF standards and the broader industry.
Within the program, MEF member service providers and technology suppliers collaborate to demonstrate MEF 3.0-based use cases that validate, evolve, and inspire the work of MEF—using principles of our MEF 3.0 Global Services Framework—including standard, orchestrated services, automated within and between providers with LSO APIs, and substantiated by rigorous certification processes.
The resulting MEF 3.0 Proofs of Concept offer groundbreaking demonstrations of emerging services and technologies such as SASE, SD-WAN, Zero Trust, inter-provider and intra-provider service automation with LSO APIs, DLT/Blockchain, AI/ML, security, intent-based networking, IP, Carrier Ethernet, Optical Transport and satellite services, 5G, network slicing, IoT, multi-edge cloud, service assurance, and other trending topic areas that further our industry’s vision, embodied in MEF’s membership.
Enabling SASE services using Lean NFV and SD-WAN for access to multi-cloud.View PoC
Winner: Business Impact
Developing an operational platform to streamline billing and settlement between service providers.View PoC
On-demand enterprise services orchestrated across public and private edge clouds.View PoC
Winner: Market Game Changer
Enabling customized, immersive live video content over optimized network slices.View PoC
Winner: Judge’s Choice
Cashier-less automated check-out and smart workload placement across the Edge.View PoC
Winner: Edge for Vertical
Enabling the user to connect securely from anywhere and with any end point.View PoC
Automated integration of Kubernetes-hosted applications using Cloud Native SD-WAN.View PoC
Streamlining onboarding of LSO Sonata-conformant operator partners.
Enabling extreme services using LSO orchestration of multi-layer and 5GC slices.View PoC
MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept Awards recognize the standouts of industry innovation. Below are the awards which recognize leadership and innovation for the Q1 2021 showcase, based on judging by industry-leading analysts.
The MEF 3.0 PoC Showcase was judged by the following industry-leading analysts.
Participating in a MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept creates the opportunity for practical collaboration with fellow members and community participants, through compelling industry use cases, based on the latest MEF member innovations. Apply to the PoC program on the MEF Member Wiki.
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