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!

Media Contact:
Melissa Power
MEF Media Relations
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30 January 2024

Understanding SASE Architecture

Network Computing

28 December 2023

2023 Network Computing Words of the Year

Network Computing

20 December 2023

Top 10 SASE stories of 2023

SDxCentral

18 December 2023

The C-Suite Hotseat

Capacity C-Suite Podcast

5 December 2023

MEF Introduces Industry Leading IP Services and API Portfolio with Standards, Schemas, Tools, Testing & Certification for IP Broadband, DIA and IP VPN for Wholesale and Retail

Comprehensive portfolio expands with new IP services product and service data schemas and developer guides to enable service providers to seamlessly buy and sell IP Services

10 October 2023

MEF: Telecom Takes NaaS Seriously

Appledore Research

4 October 2023

MEF Honors Industry Leaders at GNE

MEF Excellence Awards recognize the visionaries and innovators driving industry transformation to dynamic services

4 October 2023

MEF Launches LATAM Executive Council to Drive Network Transformation

Leading LATAM service provider perspectives will inform MEF strategy, increase collaboration with key stakeholder communities

3 October 2023

MEF Launches Enterprise Leadership Council with Esteemed Corporate Leaders

Senior executives will provide vital enterprise perspectives to guide MEF work, complement Board of Directors and Technology Advisory Board

3 October 2023

16 Leading Technology and Service Providers Launch Industry’s First SASE Product and Services Certification

MEF and CyberRatings kick-off beta program of the SASE certification designed to increase market confidence in cybersecurity solutions

3 October 2023

MEF Launches First Network-as-a-Service Industry Blueprint

Paves the way for innovative NaaS offerings and digital transformation success

27 September 2023

New SASE Certification Program

Security Today

21 September 2023

MEF to Host GNE, LSO Global Summit 2-4 October in Dallas, Texas

Innovation-focusedprogram designed to accelerate Network-as-a-Service ecosystem and adoption of standards-based LSO business and operational APIs

13 September 2023

Why Telecom Service Providers Need To Automate

TeleGeography BLOG

11 September 2023

Finalists Named for 2023 MEF Excellence Awards

Winners to be recognized at GNE for achievements in dynamic services, the automated ecosystem, and professional leadership

16 August 2023

MEF GNE Speaker Lineup Features Top Executives from Leading Service and Technology Providers

Experts to share insights on the future of secure NaaS

3 August 2023

MEF Revolutionizes Network Supply Chains with LSO Operational APIs

Standards-based MEF operational APIs enhance user experience with automated visibility and control of “in-flight” services

1 August 2023

MEF and CyberRatings.org Partner on Groundbreaking SASE Certification Program

Designed to deliver high value to enterprises; new certifications to include SD-WAN, SSE Threat Protection, and Zero Trust Network Access.

20 July 2023

Global Service and Technology Provider Executives Assume Key Roles on MEF Board of Directors

Visionary executives to propel MEF’s global enterprise digital transformation efforts

13 July 2023

MEF GNE Conference Program Designed to Accelerate NaaS Evolution

GNE to highlight role of wholesale providers in the NaaS ecosystem

28 June 2023

MEF’s First LSO Global Summit Highlights Innovation and Collaboration

LSO Global Summit drives adoption of standards-based business and operational automation at MEF’s Global Networking-as-a-Service Event (GNE)

8 June 2023

Nominations open for 2023 MEF Excellence Awards

Converge! Network Digest

7 June 2023

MEF 2023 Excellence Awards Open for Entries

Awards recognize achievements in dynamic services, the automated ecosystem, and professional leadership

24 May 2023

Registration Opens for MEF Global Network-as-a-Service Event, LSO Global Summit

Conference program focuses on the new NaaS ecosystem, NaaS automation platforms, and secure NaaS services

15 May 2023

New MEF Research Finds Plug-and-Play Business APIs Transforming Dynamic Services Landscape

Inaugural State of the Industry report examines drivers and business case propelling widespread global adoption of standardized APIs to automate business functions between service providers

4 April 2023

AT&T and Bell Executives Join MEF Board of Directors

Board welcomes new executives to help drive a global automated ecosystem and accelerate enterprise digital transformation

16 March 2023

MEF to Host 1st Annual Global Network-as-a-Service Event

Designed to accelerate development and implementation of secure as-a-service offerings for businesses, premier event happens Oct 2-4, 2023, in Dallas, Texas

11 March 2023

Laying the foundations for the networks of tomorrow

Capacity Magazine Digital Edition

10 March 2023

ITW Global Leaders Forum endorses MEF

Converge! Network Digest

8 March 2023

ITW Global Leaders Forum and MEF Sign MOU to Drive Development of Global Automated Ecosystem

GLF endorses adoption of MEF Lifecycle Service Orchestration automation APIs

3 January 2023

Why the Industry Needs SASE Standards

Network Computing

12 December 2022

MEF Introduces First SASE Standard and Zero Trust Framework

New SASE service standard accelerates managed service providers’ ability to offer robust, unified network and security services with Zero Trust to enterprises

6 December 2022

Orchestrating the Service Lifecycle

TeleGeography Podcast

1 November 2022

Ericsson Executive Joins MEF Technology Advisory Board

Mattias Rimbark brings extensive experience and expertise in automation, 5G, and edge computing to help companies accelerate time to market for new products and solutions

28 October 2022

MEF Miami: Standards for the Real World

Appledore Research Blog

30 August 2022

MEF 3.0 Certification Growth Fueled by Acceleration of Global Enterprise Digital Transformation

New MEF SD-WAN certified professional exam adds SD-WAN security, performance measurement, and service readiness

28 July 2022

Leading Global Service Provider Executives Elected to MEF Board of Directors

World-class executives advance MEF’s mission to accelerate global enterprise digital transformation

28 June 2022

AT&T and Verizon Executives Join MEF Board of Directors

Board welcomes new executives to help drive acceleration of global enterprise digital transformation

17 June 2022

The Cyber Ecosystem

SecurityToday

13 June 2022

SD-WAN, SASE markets to grow despite challenges

TechTarget SearchNetworking

1 June 2022

Tech Update: Market Traction for MEF LSO APIs

Converge! Network Digest

24 May 2022

MEF survey reveals top SD-WAN and SASE challenges

IEEE ComSoc Technology Blog

23 May 2022

Ethernet vs. Carrier Ethernet: How do they differ?

TechTarget SearchNetworking

3 May 2022

MEF Establishes Technology Advisory Board

Senior executives from Blue Planet, Cisco, Fortinet, Netcracker Technology, Salesforce, ServiceNow, Spirent, Versa Networks, and VMware tapped to bring critical technology perspectives to MEF

23 February 2022

MEF opens LSO Marketplace

Converge Network Digest

22 February 2022

MEF LSO Marketplace Accelerates Service Provider Automation

Resources include LSO API catalog, new test service, and developer support to simplify evaluation and implementation

11 January 2022

Will 2021 SASE Advances Persist in 2022?

Network Computing

23 December 2021

SD-WAN and SASE – Hype or Reality?

Network Computing

15 December 2021

MEF Introduces New Standards for High-Performance, Secure SD-WAN Services

New standards deliver on guaranteed behavior for application performance and security

23 September 2021

Service Providers Take Up MEF’s LSO Sonata

Telecom Ramblings

22 September 2021

AT&T, Verizon, and Other Top Service Providers Adopting MEF LSO APIs for Business Automation

More than 23 service providers worldwide are in production with or implementing LSO APIs for automating inter-provider transactions within the next nine months

26 August 2021

Speeding up time to revenue

Capacity Media

27 July 2021

CTO of MEF: SD-WAN Transformed Wide-Area Networks

SDxCentral's 7 Layers Podcast

22 July 2021

MEF Elects Executives of Leading Global Digital Service and Technology Providers to Board of Directors

Board retains word-class leadership; welcomes new executives united in the mission to accelerate global enterprise digital transformation

30 June 2021

MEF Milestone for Certified Solutions

Converge! Network Digest

30 June 2021

MEF 3.0 Certification Growth Fueled by Companies Embracing Network Transformation and Standardized Services

Digital transformation drives increase in certified services, technologies, and professionals, as enterprises demand highest standards for validated, trusted, and dynamic network and cloud services

27 May 2021

Interview: MEF COO Kevin Vachon

Developing Telecoms

Los Angeles — 10 March 2021

MEF Announces Proof of Concept Showcase Award Winners

Esteemed awards recognize most effective demonstrations of emerging services and technologies around SASE, SD-WAN, AI, DLT/Blockchain,5G, network slicing, service automation, multi-edge cloud, and more

2 February 2021

Making MEF 3.0 a Reality

TyN Magazine

29 October 2020

AT&T’s Mo Katibeh Joins MEF Board

Converge! Network Digest

Los Angeles — 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 — 27 October 2020

MEF Welcomes Microsoft

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

27 October 2020

Microsoft Joins MEF

SD-WAN Resource

Los Angeles — 7 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 — 23 September 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 — 13 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.

13 August 2020

MEF Weighs SASE Standard

SDxCentral

Los Angeles — 29 July 2020

MEF Elects Board of Directors with Experienced Industry Leaders

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

Los Angeles — 16 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 — 3 June 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.

28 May 2020

MEF Celebrates 24 Certified MEF 3.0 Service Providers

Telecom Review North America

Los Angeles — 20 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.

23 April 2020

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

Converge Network Digest

22 April 2020

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

Vertical Systems Group

Los Angeles — 18 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.

4 March 2020

Calero-MDSL MEF’s Newest Member

SD-WAN Resource

22 January 2020

MEF Board of Directors Appoints New Member

IT Brief Australia

Los Angeles — 16 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 — 7 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.

21 November 2019

Big Ambitions for #MEF19 Proof-of-Concepts

Converge! Network Digest

Los Angeles — 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.

21 November 2019

What’s New at #MEF19?

Converge! Network Digest

Los Angeles — 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.

Lost Angeles — 19 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.

Los 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.

19 November 2019

MEF’s 3 Major Technical Themes for 2020

Converge! Network Digest

Los Angeles — 19 November 2019

MEF Publishes MEF 3.0 SD-WAN Services White Paper

New resource details definitions, requirements, and applications.

Los Angeles — 21 October 2019

MEF Announces Finalists For 2019 Awards to be Unveiled at MEF19

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

Los Angeles — 15 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 and Boston — 6 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 — 30 September 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.

21 August 2019

MEF Seeks to End SD-WAN Confusion

Light Reading

Los Angeles — 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.

Lost Angeles — 1 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.

Los Angeles — 17 July 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 — 24 June 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 — 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 — 21 February 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.

19 February 2019

MEF’s LSO Sonata API is Coming Soon

Fierce Telecom

Los Angeles — 12 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 — 28 November 2018

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.

20 November 2018

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

Light Reading - Video

16 November 2018

Can Telecom Services Bounce Back?

Light Reading

9 November 2018

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

MEF YouTube / Converge! Network Digest - Video

8 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

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

Yogen Patel, Amdocs – Service Driven Network Overview

MEF YouTube / Converge! Network Digest - Video

2 November 2018

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

MEF YouTube / Converge! Network Digest - Video

Los Angeles — 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.

31 October 2018

MEF Releases SD-WAN Standards

Futuriom

Los Angeles — 31 October 2018

MEF Announces Winners of 2018 Awards

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

Los Angeles — 30 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 — 11 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 — 25 September 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 — 24 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 — 10 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 — 15 August 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 — 30 July 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 — 26 June 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 — 21 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 — 19 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 — 7 June 2018

2018 MEF Awards are Open for Entries

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

Los Angeles — 31 May 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 — 17 April 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 — 10 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 — 7 March 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 February 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 — 30 January 2018

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

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