MEF Perspectives: SD-WAN & Network Slicing Debate with MEF Leaders: President Nan Chen (Ericsson), Chairman Aamir Hussain (Verizon), and CTO Pascal Menezes
11:05AM – 11:30AM (EST)
MEF is playing a leading role in driving growth of the SD-WAN services market through standardization and certification of services, technologies, and professionals. In this session, MEF leaders will share their perspectives on the major aspects of MEF’s SD-WAN work and its relevance to business customers, service providers, and technology vendors. Explore how combining overlay SD-WAN and SASE services with dynamic underlay connectivity services will enable service providers to offer powerful MEF 3.0 hybrid networking solutions with unprecedented user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities. Get up to speed on the latest developments related to SD-WAN interoperability (Universal SD-WAN Edge), end-to-end network slicing with 5G, automation, application security, Zero Trust, SASE, and more. Learn how standardization of network slicing with 5G will enable service providers to provide a frictionless end-to-end experience with guaranteed performance and security from user devices to applications/services, regardless of a user’s location.