MEF 3.0 CE is the third generation of MEF-defined Carrier Ethernet services providing the highest level of performance, assurance, and agility available in the industry.
Orchestration-Ready MEF 3.0 CE Services
MEF 3.0 CE services are designed to meet the most demanding needs of the digital economy. Breaking free from constraints imposed by static connectivity and time-consuming manual processes, MEF 3.0 CE services provide an on-demand, cloud-centric experience with unprecedented user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities.
MEF 3.0 CE extends well beyond today’s widely adopted CE 2.0 services to provide the most advanced standards-based offerings available in the $50+ billion global CE services market. The comprehensive MEF 3.0 CE service portfolio includes a set of subscriber services (E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree) and a set of operator services (Access E-Line, Access E-LAN, Transit E-Line, and Transit E-LAN) that can be orchestrated over programmable networks using LSO APIs.
MEF 3.0 CE & CE 2.0 Specifications Compared
MEF 3.0 CE Standards
MEF 3.0 CE services incorporate dozens of published standards from MEF - the world's defining authority in standardized network services. MEF 3.0 CE enhances E-line, E-LAN, and E-Tree services with new and re-defined service attributes included in MEF specifications published during 2013 - 2018. MEF 3.0 CE Access E-Line, Access E-LAN, Transit E-Line, and Transit E-LAN services are based on specifications published during 2016 - 2018.
The figure above shows a comprehensive list of MEF 3.0 CE-related specifications sorted into three major categories: enhanced services definitions and attributes, assurance, and orchestration.
Agile MEF 3.0 CE Certification
MEF has enhanced its services and technology certification programs to accelerate availability and adoption of MEF 3.0 CE services.
MEF 3.0 services and technology certification is delivered by MEF’s testing partner, Iometrix, on an on-demand cloud-based virtual test platform that empowers companies to certify that their solutions comply with the latest MEF 3.0 CE releases. The MEF 3.0 framework provides the ability to align certification with incremental releases of services and LSO APIs.
The MEF 3.0 CE Certification Blueprint specifies the service attributes and parameters of MEF CE 3.0 services that are to be verified during certification testing.
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