MEF in the News

MEF press releases and media coverage of MEF and its members.

MEF in the News

Keep track of the latest MEF press releases and media coverage of MEF 3.0 services, APIs, members, certifications, standards, events, and more!

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AT&T’s Mo Katibeh Joins MEF Board

Converge! Network Digest

29 October 2020

AT&T’s Chief Product & Platform Officer Mo Katibeh Joins MEF Board of Directors

ICT industry veteran joins Board and helps accelerate digital transformation with MEF 3.0 services

Los Angeles — 29 October 2020

MEF Welcomes Microsoft

MEF appoints Shawn Hakl, Partner at Microsoft Azure Networking, as Advisory Director on the MEF Board of Directors

Los Angeles — 27 October 2020

Microsoft Joins MEF

SD-WAN Resource

27 October 2020

MEF and TM Forum Collaborate on Open APIs for Service Automation

MEF and TM Forum align to bring consistency and ease-of-use to standardized APIs for inter-provider services.

Los Angeles — 7 October 2020

MEF Announces Schedule for Infinite Edge Series of Digital Events

Digital transformation, SD-WAN, SASE, edge computing, and 5G among hottest topics for immersive episodes.

Los Angeles — 23 September 2020

MEF Targets Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) Definitions

Converge Network Digest

14 August 2020

MEF Expands MEF 3.0 to Define SASE Services

Developing standardized networking, security, and policy framework to transform enterprise consumption of cloud services.

Los Angeles — 13 August 2020

MEF Weighs SASE Standard

SDxCentral

13 August 2020

MEF Elects Board of Directors with Experienced Industry Leaders

Veteran team includes executives from major service providers spanning the globe.

Los Angeles — 29 July 2020

MEF Launches Infinite Edge Series of Digital Events

Diamond sponsor PCCW Global and Platinum sponsors AT&T, Bell Canada, Comcast Business, Orange Business Services, Spectrum Enterprise, Verizon, and Spirent lead innovative digital event series.

Los Angeles — 16 July 2020

Eight Service Providers to be Production-Ready in 2Q 2020 with MEF 3.0 LSO Sonata APIs for Inter-Provider Automation

Industry-wide momentum builds for implementation of LSO Sonata APIs for seamless ordering of MEF 3.0 Carrier Ethernet Access E-Line services.

Los Angeles — 3 June 2020

MEF Celebrates 24 Certified MEF 3.0 Service Providers

Telecom Review North America

28 May 2020

MEF Celebrates 24 Certified MEF 3.0 Service Providers

Customers who purchase certified MEF 3.0 SD-WAN and Carrier Ethernet services can have confidence that they conform to the highest industry standards.

Los Angeles — 20 May 2020

Dan Pitt, SVP, MEF – MEF SD-WAN Update

Converge Network Digest

23 April 2020

2019 U.S. Carrier Managed SD-WAN Leader Board

Vertical Systems Group

22 April 2020

Dan Pitt, SVP, MEF – SD-WAN Update: COVID-19 Crisis

Video - Next Gen Infra

1 April 2020

Telia Carrier View – A Holistic Approach to SD-WAN Adoption

MEF Member Blog - Telia Carrier

27 March 2020

First Certified MEF 3.0 SD-WAN Service Providers Announced

Telecom Review North America

24 March 2020

SD-WAN Service Providers Earn First MEF Certifications

Virtualization Review

20 March 2020

First Certified MEF 3.0 SD-WAN Service Providers Announced

Comcast Business, PCCW Global, Spectrum Enterprise, and Telia Company demonstrate conformity with the industry’s highest standard for SD-WAN services.

Los Angeles — 18 March 2020

Calero-MDSL MEF’s Newest Member

SD-WAN Resource

4 March 2020

MEF Board of Directors Appoints New Member

IT Brief Australia

22 January 2020

Verizon Senior Vice President Aamir Hussain Rejoins MEF Board of Directors

World-class Board is driving industry transformation to dynamic MEF 3.0 services across automated networks.

Los Angeles — 16 January 2020

MEF Announces First Certified MEF 3.0 SD-WAN Technology Vendors

Nuage Networks, Versa Networks, and Infovista achieve industry milestone demonstrating conformity to global SD-WAN service standard.

Los Angeles — 7 January 2020

Should SD-WAN Providers Let Enterprises Drive?

Light Reading

22 November 2019

Big Ambitions for #MEF19 Proof-of-Concepts

Converge! Network Digest

21 November 2019

Carriers Fly the Flag for SD-WAN Service Specs

Light Reading

21 November 2019

How Is Telco Transformation Like Soylent Green?

Light Reading

21 November 2019

Award-Winning MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept Demonstrations Recognized at MEF19

Prestigious awards spotlight innovative implementations of MEF 3.0 dynamic services across automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks.

Los Angeles — 21 November 2019

What’s New at #MEF19?

Converge! Network Digest

21 November 2019

SD-WAN Gets Platform Status at MEF

Futuriom

20 November 2019

MEF Names MEF 2019 Award Winners

MEF is pleased to announce the winners for the 2019 MEF Awards, which recognize excellence and innovation in the global community committed to providing communications solutions optimized for the digital economy.

Los Angeles — 20 November 2019

MEF Presses Managed Security in SD-WAN

SDxCentral

20 November 2019

MEF19 Day 1: Standards, Innovation & Skim Milk

Light Reading

20 November 2019

MEF19 Spotlights Major MEF 3.0 Strides for Digital Transformation

Leading service and technology providers are driving transformation to dynamic, assured services across automated networks.

Lost Angeles — 19 November 2019

MEF Announces SD-WAN Certified Professional (MEF-SDCP) Program

More than 200 professionals from 80 companies participated in the MEF-SDCP beta test phase.

Los Angeles — 19 November 2019

MEF Introduces MEF 3.0 SD-WAN Certification Program

Authorized Certification and Test Partner Spirent to validate that SD-WAN services and technologies conform to industry’s first SD-WAN services standard.

Los Angeles — 19 November 2019

MEF’s 3 Major Technical Themes for 2020

Converge! Network Digest

19 November 2019

MEF19 Day 2: Are Cloudy Times on the Horizon?

Light Reading

19 November 2019

MEF Publishes MEF 3.0 SD-WAN Services White Paper

New resource details definitions, requirements, and applications.

Los Angeles — 19 November 2019

MEF Announces Finalists For 2019 Awards to be Unveiled at MEF19

Awards recognize service, application, technology, and professional excellence.

Los Angeles — 21 October 2019

MEF19 Enjoys Support from 115 Sponsors and Partners

Diamond Sponsor PCCW Global and Platinum Sponsors AT&T, Bell Canada, Comcast Business, Spectrum Enterprise, Verizon, and NEC/Netcracker anchor world-class networking event.

Los Angeles — 15 October 2019

MEF, ONUG Join Hands on Enterprise SD-WAN

Light Reading

8 October 2019

MEF and ONUG Collaborate to Advance SD-WAN Managed Services

ONUG enterprise use case requirements to accelerate development of MEF 3.0 SD-WAN managed services standards and certifications.

Los Angeles and Boston — 6 October 2019

MEF19 to Host 15 MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept Demonstrations Featuring 46 Service and Technology Providers

Teams to present innovative approaches to dynamic and assured services across automated, virtualized, interconnected networks.

Los Angeles — 30 September 2019

MEF Seeks to End SD-WAN Confusion

Light Reading

21 August 2019

MEF Publishes Industry’s First SD-WAN Standard

Combination of standardized SD-WAN and dynamic underlay connectivity services enables powerful MEF 3.0 hybrid networking solutions for digital transformation.

Los Angeles — 21 August 2019

MEF Elects Board of Directors With Diverse, Experienced Industry Veterans

World-class team brings executive insight to MEF’s mission to accelerate worldwide adoption of assured MEF 3.0 services across automated networks.

Lost Angeles — 1 August 2019

2019 MEF Awards Open for Entries

More than 50 prestigious awards will highlight service, application, technology, and professional excellence, with honorees recognized during MEF19 event.

Los Angeles — 17 July 2019

MEF Launches MEF 3.0 LSO Sonata Certification Pilot for Inter-Provider Service Automation

LSO Sonata SDK Release 3 is now available with APIs for inter-provider serviceability, product inventory, quoting, and ordering.

Los Angeles — 24 June 2019

MEF SD-WAN Draft Standard Released

Telecompetitor

28 May 2019

What is an SD-WAN Anyway? Ask MEF

Light Reading

28 May 2019

MEF Announces Final Draft SD-WAN Service Standard Publicly Available

Groundbreaking standard is now in last phase of MEF Membership and Board approval.

Los Angeles — 28 May 2019

Is It Time For Open Source SD-WAN?

SDxCentral

23 May 2019

MEF19 Launches with 30 Service Provider and Technology Sponsors

Diamond Sponsor PCCW Global and Platinum Sponsors AT&T, Comcast Business, Spectrum Enterprise, and Verizon return to spearhead world-class networking event.

Los Angeles — 21 February 2019

MEF’s LSO Sonata API is Coming Soon

Fierce Telecom

19 February 2019

MEF Opens Call for Proposals for MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept Showcase at MEF19

Service providers and technology vendors to present groundbreaking demonstrations of dynamic and assured services across automated, virtualized, interconnected networks.

Los Angeles — 12 February 2019

CenturyLink CTOP Andrew Dugan Joins MEF Board of Directors

Outstanding Board is committed to accelerating worldwide adoption of MEF 3.0 assured services across automated networks.

Los Angeles — 28 November 2018

Dan Pitt, SVP, MEF – We’re Ready for 5G

Light Reading - Video

20 November 2018

Can Telecom Services Bounce Back?

Light Reading

16 November 2018

Roopa Honnachari, Frost & Sullivan – Standardization: The Next Step in SD-WAN’s Evolution

MEF YouTube / Converge! Network Digest - Video

9 November 2018

Nav Chander, Silver Peak – SD-WAN: A Platform for Advanced Services

MEF YouTube / Converge! Network Digest - Video

9 November 2018

Dan Pitt, SVP, MEF – LSO Sonata APIs Illustrate DevOps Approach to Standards Development

MEF YouTube / Converge! Network Digest - Video

9 November 2018

MEF18 Day Two: uCPE Can Spur IT Service Revenue

Light Reading - Video

8 November 2018

MEF18 Preview: APIs, Blockchain & More

Light Reading - Video

8 November 2018

Ariel Efrati, Telco Systems – Carrier Ethernet Growth & NFV Innovation

MEF YouTube / Converge! Network Digest - Video

8 November 2018

Daniele Mancuso, Sparkle – SD-WAN, LSO APIs, Network Cloudification & Intent-Based Networking

MEF YouTube / Converge! Network Digest - Video

8 November 2018

Anssi Tauriainen, EXFO – Proactive Service Assurance, Machine Learning & Analytics

MEF YouTube / Converge! Network Digest - Video

8 November 2018

Pascal Menezes, CTO, MEF – Delivering on the MEF 3.0 Global Services Framework

MEF YouTube / Converge! Network Digest - Video

8 November 2018

Eric Watko, SES Networks – Seamless Connectivity Across Satellite & Terrestrial Networks

MEF YouTube / Converge! Network Digest - Video

8 November 2018

Yogen Patel, Amdocs – Service Driven Network Overview

MEF YouTube / Converge! Network Digest - Video

8 November 2018

Gal Hochberg, CEO, Clear Blockchain – MEF18 PoC: MEF 3.0 LSO Federated Services & Blockchain

MEF YouTube / Converge! Network Digest - Video

6 November 2018

Josh Goodell, VP Edge Solutions, AT&T – Edge-to-Edge Vision, SD-WAN, 5G Disruption & MEF 3.0

MEF YouTube / Converge! Network Digest - Video

5 November 2018

Mike Strople, Chairman, MEF; Managing Director, Canada-Zayo – MEF 3.0 Progress

MEF YouTube / Converge! Network Digest - Video

2 November 2018

RAD: uCPE Is Gateway to IT Service Revenues

Light Reading

1 November 2018

MEF CTO: We’re Living Up to Agile Promises

Light Reading

1 November 2018

MEF18’s Award-Winning Proof of Concept Demonstrations Accelerate Transition to Assured Services Across Automated Networks

Teams involving 20 companies received prestigious PoC Awards for innovations aligned with the MEF 3.0 transformational global services framework.

Los Angeles — 1 November 2018

MEF Releases SD-WAN Standards

Futuriom

31 October 2018

Telcos Tout Automation Progress at MEF

Futuriom

31 October 2018

MEF Announces Winners of 2018 Awards

39 awards recognize the best service, application, technology, and professional excellence and innovation.

Los Angeles — 31 October 2018

MEF18 Spotlights MEF 3.0 Momentum, Global Service and Technology Provider Support

Progress driven by leading service and technology vendors committed to accelerating worldwide adoption of assured services across automated networks.

Los Angeles — 30 October 2018

MEF Releases LSO Sonata APIs Enabling, for the First Time in the Industry, Automation of Potential $250B+ MEF Services Market

More than 40 service and technology companies have participated in MEF’s LSO Sonata-related standardization, implementation, and certification activities.

Los Angeles — 30 October 2018

MEF Launches Enterprise Advisory Council to Support Digital Transformation Across Entire MEF 3.0 Ecosystem

Founding council members include visionaries from Bloomberg, DHL, Intuit, Microsoft, PwC, RBC, Refinitiv, and Ubisoft.

Los Angeles — 30 October 2018

MEF Announces Industry’s First SD-WAN Service Specification

More than 30 service and technology providers have participated in MEF’s pioneering SD-WAN-related standardization, implementation, and certification activities.

Los Angeles — 30 October 2018

MEF Announces Finalists for 2018 Awards to be Unveiled at MEF18

More than 40 prestigious awards recognizing service, application, technology, and professional excellence.

Los Angeles — 11 October 2018

MEF Unveils Special Training and Professional Certification Events with 4Q 2018 Roadshow

MEF Accredited Training Providers offer limited time only special training and bundles for MEF-CECP re-certification and new MEF-SDN/NFV and MEF-NF certifications.

Los Angeles — 25 September 2018

MEF18 to Host 20 Proof of Concept Demonstrations Featuring 50 Service and Technology Solution Providers

Companies will showcase services and technologies aligned with MEF 3.0 at interactive Los Angeles event.

Los Angeles — 24 September 2018

MEF Assembling All-Star Speaker Line-up for MEF18 Event

Executives, top experts from AT&T, Comcast Business, Deutsche Telekom, PCCW Global, Spectrum Enterprise, Verizon, Orange Business Services, CenturyLink, Equinix, Sparkle, Colt, Ciena, Microsoft, McKinsey, AEG & More.

Los Angeles — 10 September 2018

MEF Doubles its Proof of Concept Showcase at MEF18

More than 50 companies will demonstrate services and technologies aligned with MEF 3.0 in interactive showcase.

Los Angeles — 15 August 2018

Executives of Leading Global Service Providers Round Out MEF’s Board of Directors

World-class team committed to MEF Mission - accelerate worldwide adoption of Assured Services across Automated Networks with MEF 3.0.

Los Angeles — 30 July 2018

AT&T Business Chief Product Officer Roman Pacewicz Joins MEF’s Board of Directors

Outstanding Board is guiding industry efforts to enable agile, assured, and orchestrated MEF 3.0 services across automated networks.

Los Angeles — 26 June 2018

MEF Announces Availability of First Operator-Grade SDN/NFV Professional Certification

MEF SDN/NFV certification is the first certification for SDN and NFV built to international standards; five MEF training providers are set to offer training and certification testing.

Los Angeles — 21 June 2018

MEF18 Surpasses 50 Service Provider and Technology Sponsors

Deutsche Telekom, Equinix, PLDT, Colt, Telefónica, Ufinet, Amdocs, Riverbed, Silver Peak, Spirent, Juniper, Nokia, albis-elcon, Criterion Networks, Ekinops, Inmanta NV, and YumaWorks among latest sponsors to join.

Los Angeles — 19 June 2018

2018 MEF Awards are Open for Entries

More than 40 prestigious awards will recognize service, application, technology, and professional excellence.

Los Angeles — 7 June 2018

MEF Progresses Multi-Vendor SD-WAN Implementation Project Within MEF 3.0 Framework

Leading SD-WAN vendors collaborate to use new, standardized LSO Presto Network Resource Provisioning API to meet interoperability challenge.

Los Angeles — 31 May 2018

MEF Advances MEF 3.0 Ethernet, IP, SD-WAN, and Layer 1 Services Standardization Work

MEF publishes new MEF 3.0 Ethernet and IP specifications while progressing key SD-WAN and Layer 1 projects.

Los Angeles — 31 May 2018

MEF Opens MEF18 Proof of Concept Showcase Call for Proposals

World-leading innovators to demonstrate agile, assured, and orchestrated services across automated, virtualized, interconnected networks.

Los Angeles — 17 April 2018

MEF Publishes MEF 3.0 LSO API-Related Standards for Service Orchestration Over Network Technology Domains

Intra-Provider LSO Presto API for automated network resource provisioning is now available for standardized use with a mix of network technologies.

Los Angeles — 10 April 2018

MEF, Linux Foundation, and ETSI-NFV Collaborate to Launch Industry-First SDN/NFV Professional Certification

Prestigious MEF Network Expert certification is available for individuals who obtain the suite of MEF-SDN/NFV, MEF-CECP, and MEF-NF certifications.

Los Angeles — 10 April 2018

MEF18 Launches with 35 Service Provider and Vendor Sponsors

AT&T, Comcast Business, PCCW Global, Spectrum Enterprise, and Verizon Return as Platinum Sponsors.

Los Angeles — 7 March 2018

CenturyLink Executive Vice President and CTO Aamir Hussain Joins MEF Board of Directors

World-class Board is driving efforts to enable agile, assured, and orchestrated MEF 3.0 services that are optimized for the digital economy.

Los Angeles — 7 February 2018

MEF18 Save the Date! Los Angeles, California, 29 October – 2 November 2018

Enabling Agile, Assured & Orchestrated Services for the Digital Economy.

Los Angeles — 30 January 2018