Companies will showcase services and technologies aligned with MEF 3.0 at interactive Los Angeles event
Los Angeles, 24 September 2018 – MEF is pleased to announce the titles of nearly 20 Proof of Concept (PoC) Showcase demonstrations that will be presented at theMEF18 global networking event ( mef18event.com), held 29 October – 2 November 2018 in Los Angeles, California. The PoCs will highlight how the MEF 3.0 framework is revolutionizing the industry’s ability to orchestrate assured communications services across a global ecosystem of automated networks.
“We are eager to unveil our 2018 PoC Showcase because we are seeing enormous strides from the community in progressing all aspects of MEF 3.0 service and technology development. In fact, we have doubled the amount of PoC participants compared to last year’s event,” said Pascal Menezes, CTO, MEF. “This year’s PoCs fall into six broad categories and exemplify the many aspects of MEF 3.0 services and the transformation required to deliver them successfully: automated commercial interaction; service fulfillment and activation; service assurance; multi-layer services; SD-WAN; and Universal CPE.”
The current list of 18 confirmed PoC demonstrations is shown below. See the PoC Showcase page for the most up-to-date information, as MEF anticipates additional companies will join this list.
Automated Commercial Interaction
Service Fulfillment and Activation
There will be a special Proof of Concept Awards ceremony in the MEF18 Networking Hall during the evening of Wednesday, 31 October, that will recognize Gold, Silver, and Bronze PoC Award winners as well as the winner of the 2018 MEF 3.0 Implementation Project Award. The judging panel is comprised of senior industry analysts.
MEF18 focuses on accelerating worldwide adoption of assured services orchestrated across automated networks. MEF18 is on pace to be bigger and better than last year’s popular MEF17 event, with a target audience of 1,000+ attendees from 275+ companies and 35+ countries; 250+ service and technology executives; 110+ expert speakers, 115+ sponsors and partners; and more.
MEF18’s content, networking, and special activities are designed to appeal to executives and other senior experts from communication and cloud service providers; enterprises; government organizations; network technology suppliers; systems integrators, open source projects, standards organizations; industry and financial analysts; investors; the press; and others.
MEF18’s program will build upon popular elements of last year’s event while introducing several new activities. Elements include: world-class plenaries and sessions with service, technology, and enterprise expert speakers; MEF Workshops; the WAN Exchange (brought by WAN Summit); PoC demonstrations; MEF 3.0 implementation demonstrations; a vibrant Networking Hall; MEF Awards Dinner; Global Media Hub; LSO Hackathon; and on-site MEF professional certification exam preparation courses. This year, the 4Q18 MEF Members Meeting will be collocated with MEF18. For more information: www.MEF18event.com
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An industry association of 200+ member companies, MEF recently introduced the MEF 3.0 transformational global services framework for defining, delivering, and certifying assured services orchestrated across a global ecosystem of automated networks. MEF 3.0 services are designed to provide an on-demand, cloud-centric experience with user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities. MEF 3.0 services are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO, SDN, and NFV. MEF produces service specifications, LSO frameworks, open LSO APIs, software-driven reference implementations, and certification programs. MEF 3.0 work will enable automated delivery of standardized Carrier Ethernet, Optical Transport, IP, SD-WAN, and Layer 4-7 services across multiple provider networks. For more information: https://www.mef.net.
Witz Communications for MEF