MEF is the driving force enabling agile, assured, and orchestrated Third Network services for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world.
The Third Network concept combines the agility and ubiquity of the Internet with the performance and security of CE 2.0 (Carrier Ethernet 2.0) networks. Third Network services provide an on-demand experience with user-directed control over service capabilities and cloud connectivity. These new services are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO (Lifecycle Services Orchestration), SDN (software defined networking), NFV (network functions virtualization), and CE 2.0.
MEF leverages its global 210+ service provider and technology vendor community, builds upon the robust $80 billion Carrier Ethernet services and technology market, and provides a practical evolution to the Third Network with LSO, SDN, and NFV implementations that build upon a CE 2.0 foundation.