MEF 3.0 certification enables communications service and technology providers to certify compliance with latest releases of MEF 3.0 service and LSO API specifications. MEF 3.0 orchestration-ready services provide the highest level of performance, assurance, and agility available in the market.
Revolutionary, Agile Certification Model
MEF has increased the agility of its popular service and equipment certification programs to accelerate availability and adoption of MEF 3.0 services and technologies.
MEF 3.0 certification is delivered by MEF’s testing partner, Iometrix, on a revolutionary on-demand, cloud-based virtual test platform with user-initiated testing.
The MEF 3.0 framework provides the ability, for the first time, to move to an incremental release approach for both services and LSO APIs and to tightly align certification with each release.
MEF 3.0 CE Certification Now Available
MEF 3.0 certification currently is available for orchestration-ready MEF 3.0 CE services, but will be extended in the future to include Layer 1, IP, SD-WAN, and virtualized services, along with the various LSO APIs used for inter-provider and intra-provider service orchestration.
The MEF 3.0 CE Certification Blueprint specifies the service attributes and parameters to be verified during MEF 3.0 CE certification testing. This blueprint will be updated as new LSO API and service specifications become available.
MEF 3.0 CE enhances CE 2.0 E-line, E-LAN, and E-Tree services with new and re-defined service attributes included in MEF specifications published between 2013 and 2017. MEF 3.0 CE also includes new Access E-line and Transit E-line services based on specifications published in 2016 and 2017.
See the figure below for a full list of MEF 3.0 CE specifications.
MEF 3.0 Certification Workflow
Step 1. Engagement
Step 2. Test
Access the portal, enter service parameters and launch tests.
Step 3. Validation
Submit test results for validation and receive certification and report.
Step 4. Publication
Have your certification listed in the new MEF 3.0 Certification Registry.
MEF 3.0 CE & CE 2.0 Specifications Compared
Benefits of MEF 3.0 Certification
MEF 3.0 certification benefits include:
- On-demand, user-initiated testing
- Test the latest LSO APIs for orchestrated services
- Use testing to “harden” the service/ product during the development phase
- Streamline interconnect and interoperability of wholesale services for preferred status with Tier 1 service providers and accelerate time to revenue
- Leverage MEF’s certification brand and logo to prove quality and value to customers
- Presence on MEF Certification Registry provides global visibility for certified services and products
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