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Dynamic Third Network Services for the Digital Economy and Hyper-connected World

The communications industry is going through a paradigm shift to agile, assured, and orchestrated services that are optimized for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world. These new “Third Network” services combine the agility and ubiquity of the Internet with the performance and security of Carrier Ethernet 2.0. They are game-changing in their ability to provide an on-demand experience with user-directed control over service capabilities. Third Network services are made possible by the automation, virtualization, and interconnection of networks that build upon a CE 2.0 foundation and are powered by LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), SDN and NFV.

Our 2017 Seminars will focus on exciting MEF-led industry initiatives to build out a worldwide ecosystem of connected networks that will support orchestration of dynamic services across multiple providers and multiple technology domains within provider networks. MEF is working closely with many of the world’s leading service and technology providers, open source projects, and industry organizations to accelerate the creation of this global ecosystem, which will be enabled by standardized open LSO APIs that are used to orchestrate standardized services.


 

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Mexico City, Mexico
Marriott Mexico City Reforma Hotel
Paseo de la Reforma 276
Col Juarez, Col Juarez, 06600
June 22
9:00am – 3:00pm
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Johannesburg, South Africa September 7    
São Paulo, Brasil September 27    
Bogota, Colombia October 10    
Dubai, United Arab Emirates Date to be announced      

 

Who Should Attend

 

Organizations

  • Service providers
  • Wholesale operators
  • Mobile operators
  • Cloud service providers
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • OSS/BSS companies
  • SDOs

Professionals

  • Line of Business executives
  • Product management and marketing
  • Network and service engineers and architects
  • Carrier/Access management
  • Service operations

 

Agenda

Detailed Agenda

 

Session Title

Description

10:00 Opening Remarks

Welcome, objectives, regional perspectives and agenda overview

10:10

MEF's LSO: Enabling Multi-Operator Dynamic Third Network Services

This presentation will provide a technology and market evolution update and present the new MEF.

The presentation will highlight MEF's work in four major areas:

  • Third Network services - including orchestrated Layer 1/2/3 connectivity services (Wavelength, CE 2.0, IP) plus Layer 4-7 cloud services
  • LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration)
  • Reference Implementations - OpenLSO, OpenCS, LSO Hackathon, UNITE, MEFnet
  • Certification programs for services, equipment, professionals
10:35

Wavelength, CE 2.0 and IP Third Network Services: Transitioning To Orchestrated Connectivity Services

MEF is uniting industry efforts to enable orchestrated connectivity services (wavelengths, CE 2.0, and IP) and orchestrated Layer 4-7 cloud services (e.g., NFV-based security) across multiple provider networks. Service providers want to offer these services over more automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks that are more closely married to the cloud. But to expand their service reach and deliver more dynamic services, they need a standards-based approach that facilitates seamless service interoperability with other providers and enables end-to-end service automation with open APIs.

This presentation spotlights MEF’s new service-related work beyond CE 2.0. We will provide an update on MEF’s Layer 3 IP project that will create a standard set of attributes that can be used to define IP services delivered over multiple provider networks. We also will cover recently launched initiatives for Layer 1 wavelength services, security-as-a-service, and other service-related topics.

11:00

Building A Global Ecosystem Of Connected Networks With LSO APIs.

MEF has defined an LSO Reference Architecture with APIs to automate the entire service lifecycle for coordinated management and control across all network domains responsible for delivering end-to-end services over multiple operator / multiple technology networks. This increasingly important area of work enables service providers to transition away from today’s silo-structured BSS/OSS approach towards flexible end-to-end service orchestration that leverages the benefits of SDN and NFV.

This presentation will provide a progress update on LSO-related developments, and highlight opportunities for professionals to play roles in accelerating LSO work. We will cover such topics as the LSO Reference Architecture & Framework (MEF 55), interfaces, Inter-/Intra-provider APIs, operational processes/threads, and information models, as well as LSO’s relationship with SDN & NFV.

11:25 Break
11:40

MEF Reference Implementations: Accelerating Adoption of LSO

MEF's OpenLSO is primarily aimed at service providers that wish to accelerate their adoption of LSO as defined by MEF in order to achieve fully-featured end-to-end service orchestration of MEF-defined service lifecycles. The output of OpenLSO includes pointers to upstream Open Source projects that contain LSO-based software code contributions, as well as providing use cases and reference implementations on how to use that upstream code.

This presentation will describe the different LSO capabilities addressed within OpenLSO and it can accelerate the adoption of LSO by service providers in order to achieve fully-featured end-to-end service orchestration of MEF-defined service lifecycles.

12:05

Panel Session 1: Inter-provider Wholesale Challenges & Industry Initiatives

Wholesale service providers face a myriad of technical and operational challenges in orchestrating services that will only increase in complexity with the addition of virtual network domains and multi-provider delivery scenarios. Operators are looking for orchestration software solutions that integrate the 8 key capabilities of LSO – service fulfillment, control, performance, assurance, usage, analytics, security, and policy based on open and interoperable standards – to help them address these challenges. During the Q&A discussion in this session, top experts will explore the complexity of the situation and discuss practical steps that service providers can take to overcome orchestration hurdles. Speakers will share perspectives on automating various aspects of the end-to-end service lifecycle, and will discuss LSO solutions within the context of the broader orchestration ecosystem.

12:45 Lunch
13:45

New Third Network Services, Technology & Professional Certification Programs

Highly successful in helping create the $80+ billion market for CE services and technologies, MEF’s certification programs for services, equipment, and professionals are now evolving to accelerate the industry transition to Third Network services powered by LSO, SDN, NFV & CE 2.0.

This presentation will cover the new developments in MEF professionals, services, and technology certification programs. Highlights of this presentation include:

  • MEF Professional Certification Program
    • MEF-CECP (Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional)
    • Evolution of the professional certification program
  • MEF Services and Technology Certification Program
    • Evolution of the MEF Services and Technology Certification program
    • Certification program roadmap
14:20

Interactive Discussion - Multi-operator Services

Multi-operator services: The immediate market opportunities enabled by orchestration

This interactive session with panelists will discuss multi-operator services and the immediate market opportunities enabled by orchestration. This session will be an interactive discussion where the attendees will be polled and have the opportunity provide their view on Multi-operator services and where panelists will comment on poll answers.

14:50

Closing Remarks and Questions

This presentation will summarize the seminar content and provide a view of how to engage with MEF.

15:10

Close

Topics and Materials

 

Using a one-day format, MEF Seminars are regional micro-events that will bring leading subject matter experts to locations around the globe to educate participants on industry trends and developments. 

Seminar Topics include:

  • MEF's Third Network Strategic Work Areas
    • Third Network Services - Transitioning To Orchestrated Connectivity (Wavelength, CE 2.0, Layer 3 IP) and SD-WAN Overlay Services
    • LSO: Building A Global Ecosystem Of Connected Networks With Inter-Provider & Intra-Provider LSO Open APIs
    • Certification:  New Third Network services, technology, and professional certifications
  • The combined power and benefits of CE 2.0, LSO, SDN and NFV
  • MEF wholesale activities: API's, specifications, implementation guides  
  • How SDOs and Open Source projects are collaborating to make Third Network Services a reality
  • Open Connectivity Services Reference Implementations - Packet WAN, Optical Transport, SD-WAN, 5G, etc.
  • MEF member survey and industry research findings
  • Attendee Polls provided in real-time during the seminars

Pre and Post Conference Materials

All registrants will receive advance communications which include links to recommended preparatory materials such as white papers, videos and presentations. Attendees will have access to presentation materials for download at the completion of the conference.

Speakers

 

The Speakers: Meet The Experts

MEF is a community of thousands of subject matter experts and other professionals that cooperate to advance the development and deployment of advanced network services. Each seminar will be hosted by MEF leaders and other key contributors such as Committee chairs, specification, white paper editors and API development leaders.

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Sponsors

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Santiago, Chile
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Santiago
Avenida Vitacura 2727
Las Condes, Santiago
Chile
Tel: +56-2-25877000
September 27

Cisco
Details
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Pestana Rio Atlântica
Avenida Atlântica, 2964
22070-000, Copacabana
Rio de Janeiro
September 22

Cisco
Details
Johannesburg, South Africa
Hilton Sandton
138 Rivonia Road
Sandton, 2196
South Africa
Tel: +27-11-322-1888
June 9
 Details
Nairobi, Kenya
Radisson Blu Hotel
Elgon Road
Upper Hill, Nairobi
00100 Kenya
Tel: +254 (0) 709 810 000
June 6
Details
London, United Kingdom
Hilton London Canary Wharf
South Quay, Marsh Wall
E14 9SH
London
United Kingdom
+44-203-002-2300
May 17



Details
Mexico City, Mexico
NH Collection Mexico City Reforma
Liverpool, 155; Zona Rosa 06600
March 16 Details
Beijing, China
Crowne Plaza Beijing Sun Palace
Yunnan Dasha, North - East Corner of Taiyanggong Bridge, Xibahe, North East 3rd Ring Road
Chaoyang District, Beijing 100028, China
April 13   Details

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