MEF is the driving force enabling agile, assured, and orchestrated Third Network services for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world.
We spotlight new, hot items of interest related to Third Network Services, Lifecycle Services Orchestration (LSO), and work taking place on Open Initiatives.
The MEF Technical & Operations Committee has published 55 technical specifications and implementation agreements to effect standardization, interoperability and accelerate...
The MEF's Professional Certification program identifies the industry's leading professionals and showcases expertise and excellence in technological knowledge and ...
The MEF Services Certification Program enables service providers to certify that their Carrier Ethernet services comply with the highest industry standards
The MEF Equipment Certification Program enables network equipment manufacturers to certify that their Carrier Ethernet products comply with the relevant MEF specifications...
MEF hosts webinars on a variety of topics related to its Third Network vision, LSO, SDN and NFV.
Launched in 2014, the 2017 Edition of the Seminar Series focuses on Dynamic Third Network Services for the Digital Economy and Hyper-connected World…
MEF is please to host the MEF17 global networking event, 13-16 November 2017, at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort in Orlando, Florida USA...
An Industry Initiative for Third Generation Network and Services
This paper describes an industry vision for the evolution and transformation of network connectivity services and the networks used to deliver them. The MEF refers to this vision as the “Third Network” where the Third Network combines the on-demand agility and ubiquity of the Internet with the performance and security assurances of today’s business grade networks (i.e.: Carrier Ethernet 2.0 and MPLS).Download the PDF →
Orlando, Florida USA, 13-16 November 2017
MEF announces that it will be hosting the MEF17 (www.MEF17.com) global networking event, 13-16 November 2017, at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort in Orlando, Florida USA. With a target audience of 1,000+ attendees from 275+ companies and 35+ countries, MEF17 is the world’s premier networking opportunity for executives and other senior service and technology professionals who want to keep on top of the latest innovations that are reshaping the communications landscape.Read more →
Nordic Seminar, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 08, 2017
Third Network, Next Generation Business Networking services, a major shift in the landscape. In its 5th edition, MEF Nordic Seminar will spotlight new, hot items of interest related to Third Network Services, Lifecycle Services Orchestration (LSO), and work taking place on Open Initiatives. We will also discuss use cases for Virtual Network Functions applications in the network, the orchestration of the services, and lessons learned during MEF16 showcases.Read more →
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Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO): Reference Architecture and Framework
LSO is an agile approach to streamlining and automating the service lifecycle in a sustainable fashion for coordinated management and control across all network domains responsible for delivering an end-to-end Connectivity Service (e.g., Carrier Ethernet, IP VPN, MPLS, etc.). This document describes a Reference Architecture and Framework for orchestrating the service lifecycle.