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Dynamic Third Network Services for the Digital Economy and Hyper-connected World

 

Bogotá – October 10, 2017

The communications industry is transitioning to agile, assured, and orchestrated services that are optimized for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world. Emerging “Third Network” services provide an on-demand experience with user-directed control over service capabilities. These services are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), SDN, NFV, and CE 2.0 (Carrier Ethernet 2.0).

This seminar will focus on exciting MEF-led industry initiatives to build a global ecosystem of connected networks supporting orchestration of dynamic services across multiple providers and multiple technology domains within provider networks. MEF is working closely with many of the world’s leading service and technology providers, open source projects, and industry organizations to accelerate the creation of this global ecosystem, which will be enabled by standardized open LSO APIs that orchestrate standardized services.

 

Agenda

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 – 9:30am – 6:00pm

 

Session Title

Description

Speaker

9:30 Registration Opens: Welcome Coffee & Networking
10:30 Opening Remarks Welcome, Objectives, and Agenda Overview Emerson Moura
Engineer, Cisco Systems & MEF CALA Marketing Co-Chair
10:40 MEF Update New member recognition, new CECPs, new CE 2.0 certified companies Emerson Moura
CALA Marketing Co-Chair, MEF
10:50

MEF's LSO: Enabling Multi-Operator Dynamic Third Network Services

This presentation will provide a technology and market evolution update and present the new MEF.

The presentation will highlight MEF's work in four major areas:

  • Third Network services - including orchestrated Layer 1/2/3 connectivity services (Wavelength, CE 2.0, IP) plus Layer 4-7 cloud services
  • LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration)
  • Reference Implementations - OpenLSO, OpenCS, LSO Hackathon, UNITE, MEFnet
  • Certification programs for services, equipment, professionals
Kevin Vachon
COO, MEF
11:20

SD-WAN Managed Service Use Cases, Challenges and MEF standardization work

SD-WANs have become very popular because they solve current business challenges while leveraging new SDN, NFV, orchestration and cloud technologies. Service providers are challenged to quickly introduce new SD-WAN managed services due to the lack of standardization of service definitions and architectures. In this presentation, you will learn about the MEF's SD-WAN standardization work and different use cases from the perspective of service providers with different delivery models.

Emerson Moura
CALA Marketing Co-Chair, MEF
11:50

Panel Session: SD-WAN a reality check

Service providers are starting to invest in open platforms based on SDN/NFV technologies and reshaping how they offer hybrid WAN services. This includes variations on some old technology with some new emerging technology, including SD-WAN. The WAN and mix of network services are just the beginning. These new platforms will also serve to connect to data centers, central locations, and distributed branch locations. They already are expanding to other managed services beyond standard network services. What has driven this development? What are customers demanding? What is the roadmap for these services? On this panel, we will hear a perspective on evolving network services requirements, including the need for end-to-end visibility. And multiple service providers will share their recent announcements and near-term plans on the panel. What problems need to be solved for customers? For service providers? What have been the major challenges? Where do we go next?

 
12:30 Lunch & Networking
13:45

Path from CE 2.0 to Third Network Services Roadmap

MEF introduced Carrier Ethernet 2.0 in 2012. Since then, the launch of the MEF Third Network vision as brought forward new services where automation from the business interaction to the service activation and management can be automated.

This presentation will review the different attributes that make Carrier Ethernet 2.0. Once the CE 2.0 foundation as been set, we will review the bases that make a Third Network Services and how MEF's specification and Reference Implementations can be leverage to create services that are agile, assure and orchestrated.

This presentation will provide an overview on LSO-related developments, and highlight opportunities for professionals to play roles in accelerating LSO work. We will cover such topics as the LSO Reference Architecture & Framework (MEF 55), interfaces, Inter-/Intra-provider APIs, operational processes/threads, and information models, as well as LSO’s relationship with SDN & NFV.

Herman Contreras
Consulting Systems Engineer, Cisco
14:45

Service Provider Perspective: Driving business value with MEF

This presentation from a Service Provider will highlight how MEF's Specifications and Certification programs help drive business value.

 
15:15 Break & Networking
15:45

New Third Network Services & Professional Certification Programs

Highly successful in helping create the $80+ billion market for CE services and technologies, MEF’s certification programs for services, equipment, and professionals are now evolving to accelerate the industry transition to Third Network services powered by LSO, SDN, NFV & CE 2.0.

Introduced in May 2017, the Third Network Professional Certification Framework creates a global ecosystem of certified professionals with leading-edge skills required to support agile, assured, and orchestrated Third Network services. The framework comprises a family of essential, professional, and expert level certifications. These will cover the concepts and skills needed to build automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO (Lifecycle Services Orchestration), SDN, NFV, and CE 2.0 (Carrier Ethernet 2.0). Development of these advanced networks will accelerate the worldwide transition to on-demand Third Network services that provide user-directed control over service capabilities.

This presentation will cover the new developments in MEF professionals and services certification programs. Highlights of this presentation include:

  • MEF Third Network Professional Certification Framework
    • Overview and Evolution of this new MEF Professional Certification Program
    • Revision to the MEF-CECP (Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional)
  • MEF Services Certification Program
    • New Cloud-based testing offering coming in 2017
    • Orchestrated LSO-enabled Services Certifications
    • Evolution and roadmap of the MEF Services Certification program
Kevin Vachon
COO, MEF
16:15

Interactive Discussion - Multi-operator Services (Polling Session)

Multi-operator services: The immediate market opportunities enabled by orchestration

This session will be an interactive discussion where the attendees will be polled and have the opportunity provide their view on Multi-operator services and where panelists will comment on poll answers.

Emerson Moura
CALA Marketing Co-Chair, MEF
16:35 Closing Remarks and Questions   Kevin Vachon
COO, MEF
16:45

18:00
Happy Hour & Networking

Materials

Document

Spanish

English

Understanding SD-WAN Managed Services  
An Industry Initiative for Third Generation Network and Services  
Understanding MEF’s Service Activation Testing Power Play  
Understanding Carrier Ethernet Service Assurance - Part I  
Understanding Carrier Ethernet Service Assurance - Part II  
Carrier Ethernet and NFV  
MEF Third Network Vision White Paper
MEF Third Network Lifecycle Service Orchestration Vision White Paper
MEF Services Interconnect Program Brochure

Webinars

Playback

Puntos de Interconexión Ethernet: Construyendo el Camino a los Servicios de la Tercera Red
Business Benefits of Becoming a MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional
Considerations for Deploying Virtual Network Functions and Services
Understanding CE 2.0 Service Assurance – Can It Generate Revenue?
MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0: The Foundation to Agile, Assure & Orchestrated Third Network Services (in Spanish)
New Dynamic & Assured Third Network Services Powered By LSO
MEF Third Network Vision Based on Network as a Service Principles
MEF Lifecycle Service Orchestration – Enabling Third Network Services
Differentiating Your Wholesale Ethernet Services in a Changing Market
Mastering the Paradigm Shift - New Professional Certification from the MEF

Videos

Playback

MEF16: Pascal Menezes, CTO, MEF – Standardized Open APIs & Other Key Work To Drive Third Network Transformation
TelecomTV/MEF16: Nan Chen, President, MEF – New Orchestrated Services, LSO APIs, Collaboration, Certification & More
Nan Chen on Delivering the Third Network Vision – Converge Digest
Kevin Vachon on LSO & Open Initiatives – TelecomTV
Pascal Menezes on the Third Network – TelecomTV
Axel Clauberg on Software Defined Operator & Digital Transformation – LightReading TV
Embracing the Third Network – with Nan Chen, MEF President
Defining LSO, SDN & NFV – with Axel Clauberg, Deutsche Telekom AG
Defining LSO, SDN & NFV – with Jack Pugaczewski, CenturyLink
Lance Hassan, Time Warner Communications, speaks on MEF Professional Certification

Speakers

Emerson Moura
Cisco Systems Engineer & MEF CALA Marketing Co-Chair

Emerson is a Distinguished Systems Engineer for Cisco in Latin America and is responsible for working with service providers on end-to-end, converged, multi-service network architectures. He has over 15 years of experience in the Telecommunications industry working with Optical Transport, IP/MPLS, Carrier Ethernet, IP+Optical convergence and more recently on SDN/NFV.

Emerson is also an active member of MEF where he's currently the Co-Chair for the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) region.

He is a frequent speaker at industry events and has co-authored scientific papers have been presented at major industry conferences including MPLS & Ethernet World Congress and OFC/NFOEC.

He's graduated in Electrical Engineering by the FEI College of Industrial Engineering in Sao Paulo-Brazil and is certified as a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) and MEF Carrier Ethernet Professional CECP 2.0.

Venue

Venue

The Bogotá Marriott
Av. El dorado # 69b - 53
Bogotá
Colombia

Contact

MEF Contact

For questions pertaining to this event please contact:

Ana Maciel
MEF
Manager, Marketing Programs & Member Support
+55 11 992 053 800
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