MEF is the first industry body to publish standards for Optical Transport services and their orchestration.
MEF is the first industry body to publish standards for Optical Transport services and their orchestration. MEF 63 (Subscriber Layer 1 Service Attributes) defines Subscriber (UNI-to-UNI) Layer 1 Services while MEF 64 (Operator Layer 1 Service Attributes and Services) defines Operator (UNI-to-ENNI and ENNI-to-ENNI) Layer 1 Services. These standards, together with MEF 72 (Network Resource Model – Subscriber Layer 1) and other MEF standards provide a standardized approach to delivering fully orchestrated multi-operator MEF 3.0 services comprising the most advanced high-performance Optical Transport services available in the market today.
This paper provides an overview of these standards, the most prominent use cases of Optical Transport services, and an introduction to the use of MEF LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration) APIs to orchestrate these services.