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12 June 2024

MEF and TM Forum Unify APIs and Service Models to Automate Ecosystem for MEF NaaS Services

Collaboration aligns industry standards to speed up time-to-revenue and reduce development costs for emerging NaaS offerings

4 June 2024

MEF Launches 2024 NaaS Excellence Awards to Spotlight Industry Innovators

Prestigious program celebrates visionary companies and professionals driving NaaS services and ecosystem automation.

10 April 2024

MEF Honors NaaS Innovation and Collaboration

NaaS Accelerator Awards recognize the visionaries and innovators defining a new era of Network-as-a-Service

9 April 2024

MEF Pioneers Industry Leading Enterprise Business and Operational LSO API Portfolio for Network Services

Comprehensive enterprise API suite facilitates seamless automation between enterprises and service providers

5 March 2024

GNE 2024 to Shape the Future of NaaS Services & Automation

Global leaders converge at GNE to accelerate the global automated NaaS ecosystem; Oct 28-30, 2024, in Dallas, Texas

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

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

21 September 2023

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.