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

 

Mexico City – June 22, 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

Thursday, June 22, 2017 – 9:00am – 3:20pm

 

Session Title

Description

Speaker

9:00 Registration Opens
10:00 Opening Remarks Welcome, Objectives, and Agenda Overview

Andres Madero
Director, Service Provider Architecture & Business Development
Infinera Latam
Mexico & Central America Marketing co-chair, MEF

10:10

MEF Strategy for 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

10:35

Wavelength, CE 2.0 and IP Third Network Services

MEF is uniting industry efforts to enable orchestrated connectivity services (wavelengths, CE 2.0, and IP) and orchestrated Layer 4-7 cloud services (e.g., NFV-based security) across multiple provider networks. Service providers want to offer these services over more automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks that are more closely married to the cloud. But to expand their service reach and deliver more dynamic services, they need a standards-based approach that facilitates seamless service interoperability with other providers and enables end-to-end service automation with open APIs.

This presentation spotlights MEF’s new service-related work beyond CE 2.0. We will provide an update on MEF’s Layer 3 IP project that will create a standard set of attributes that can be used to define IP services delivered over multiple provider networks. We also will cover recently launched initiatives for Layer 1 wavelength services, security-as-a-service, and other service-related topics.

Andres Madero
Mexico & Central America Marketing co-chair, MEF

11:00

Building A Global Ecosystem Of Connected Networks With LSO APIs.

MEF has defined an LSO Reference Architecture with APIs to automate the entire service lifecycle for coordinated management and control across all network domains responsible for delivering end-to-end services over multiple operator / multiple technology networks. This increasingly important area of work enables service providers to transition away from today’s silo-structured BSS/OSS approach towards flexible end-to-end service orchestration that leverages the benefits of SDN and NFV.

This presentation will provide a progress update 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.

Bruno Giguère
Product Marketing Director, MEF

11:25 Break – 15 mins
11:40

MEF Reference Implementations: Accelerating Adoption of Third Network Services and LSO

MEF's OpenLSO is primarily aimed at service providers that wish to accelerate their adoption of LSO as defined by MEF in order to achieve fully-featured end-to-end service orchestration of MEF-defined service lifecycles. The output of OpenLSO includes pointers to upstream Open Source projects that contain LSO-based software code contributions, as well as providing use cases and reference implementations on how to use that upstream code.

This presentation will describe the different LSO capabilities addressed within OpenLSO and it can accelerate the adoption of LSO by service providers in order to achieve fully-featured end-to-end service orchestration of MEF-defined service lifecycles.

Bruno Giguère
Product Marketing Director, MEF

12:05

Panel Session 1: Inter-provider Wholesale Challenges & Industry Initiatives

Wholesale service providers face a myriad of technical and operational challenges in orchestrating services that will only increase in complexity with the addition of virtual network domains and multi-provider delivery scenarios. Operators are looking for orchestration software solutions that integrate the 8 key capabilities of LSO – service fulfillment, control, performance, assurance, usage, analytics, security, and policy based on open and interoperable standards – to help them address these challenges. During the Q&A discussion in this session, top experts will explore the complexity of the situation and discuss practical steps that service providers can take to overcome orchestration hurdles. Speakers will share perspectives on automating various aspects of the end-to-end service lifecycle, and will discuss LSO solutions within the context of the broader orchestration ecosystem.

Moderator:
Andres Madero
Mexico & Central America Marketing co-chair, MEF
 
Panelists:
Elizabeth Moreno
International Network Engineer
Telmex
 
Armando Carmona
Technical Director
Infinera
 
Victor Manuel Perez Cruz
Network Engineering & Infrastructure Sub-Director
redIT

12:45 Lunch
13:45

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

14:20

Panel Session 2: Multi-operator Service Delivery – The Immediate and Emerging Business Opportunities Enabled by Orchestration

During the Q&A discussion in this session, panelists will discuss multi-operator services and the immediate business opportunities enabled by orchestration.

Moderator:
Andres Madero
Mexico & Central America Marketing co-chair, MEF
 
Panelists:
Victor Calix
Project Manager
Ufinet
 
Juan Garza
Network Planning Leader
MCM Telecom
 
Jorge Alejandro Castruita Del Rio
Transmission Engineering Manager
Axtel

15:00

Closing Remarks and Questions

This presentation will summarize the seminar content and provide a view of how to engage with MEF.

Kevin Vachon
COO, MEF

15:20 Close

Materials

Document

Spanish

English

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
Opening Remarks, presented by Andres Madero  
MEF Strategy for Dynamic Third Network Services, presented by Kevin Vachon  
Wavelength, CE 2.0 and IP Third Network Services, presented by Andres Madero  
Building A Global Ecosystem Of Connected Networks With LSO APIs, presented by Bruno Giguère  
MEF Reference Implementations: Accelerating Adoption of Third Network Services and LSO, presented by Bruno Giguère  
Panel Session 1: Inter-provider Wholesale Challenges & Industry Initiatives, moderated by Andres Madero  
New Third Network Services & Professional Certification Programs, presented by Kevin Vachon  
Panel Session 2: Multi-operator Service Delivery – The Immediate and Emerging Business Opportunities Enabled by Orchestration, moderated by Andres Madero  
Closing Remarks and Questions, presented by Kevin Vachon  

Webinars

Playback

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

Juan Garza
Network Planning Leader, MCM Telecom

Juan has been working at MCM for more than 10 years in different positions and responsibilities like New Technologies Adoption and Integration to MCM Metro Ethernet Access Networks and also in charge of sizing them and MCM internet backbone.

He has wide experience with equipment like Huawei, Extreme Networks, Juniper, Cisco, Fortinet and Tejas Networks and his expertise includes standards and protocols for interoperability among them. He was a key element during MEF certification process for MCM.

Juan also has been involved in negotiations with other carriers including buying selling or exchanging voice, data and network services.

Bruno Giguère
Product Marketing Director, MEF

Bruno Giguère is Director of Product Marketing at MEF. In this role, he is working with the different MEF committees, where he is instrumental in creating and coordinating the development of foundational content (technical and marketing presentations, white papers, web content and best practice guides etc.).

Bruno has held various technical and marketing positions in the Test and Monitoring industry, and prior to joining the MEF, with EXFO, a Test and Service Assurance company, where he was Sr. Advisor, CTO Office. He represented EXFO to many standard organizations including the MEF, OIF, ITU-T and Broadband Forum. From a MEF perspective, Bruno worked in the Technical Committee as editor of MEF 48 (SAT) and as co-chair of the Service Management Working Group in the Marketing Committee.  He was also the Canadian National Study Group Chairman for ITU-T Study Group 12 and was the editor for ITU-T Y.1564 (Service Activation Test Methodology). He has authored or co-authored numerous white papers, application notes, magazine articles and technology reference guides and presented in many technology seminars and webinars. Bruno holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the École de technologie supérieure in Montréal, Canada.

Andres Madero
Director, Service Provider Architecture & Business Development, Infinera Latam

Andres Madero is the Director of Service-Provider Architecture and Business Development for Latam at Infinera. He is responsible for engaging with service providers in the region, providing them with a unique perspective of industry trends, while demonstrating Infinera’s Intelligent Transport Network’s leading edge portfolio.

Andres has a distinguished networking career with extensive expertise in L0-L3 technologies and network architectures, from both a vendor and a service provider standpoint. He has over a decade of experience working closely with service providers helping them design next- generation networks across several countries in LATAM.

Previously Andres was Vice-President of Engineering & Business Development at Raisecom overseeing the America’s operation. Prior to leading the engineering team at Raisecom, he worked at C&W Networks across different areas ranging from optical-transmission, network architecture, to field & operations.

Andres holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Universidad del Norte, Colombia and a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Phoenix, US.

Kevin Vachon
Chief Operating Officer, MEF

Appointed as MEF COO in 2006, Kevin leads a team that builds, supports and scales the MEF’s ever-increasing mix of global programs activities. He is a frequent speaker at conferences, a senior MEF representative to the press and analyst community and oversees MEF relationships with open source projects and standards organizations.

During Kevin’s tenure, membership has tripled to over 210 companies, representing 43 countries, service provider membership has increased ten fold and MEF certification programs have become globally adopted and widely recognized. Kevin is also the founder and Executive Director of MEF’s annual flagship industry conference, this year entitled MEF17.

Kevin held the position of CEO of DIATEM Networks Inc., a Carrier Ethernet software company from 2003 to 2005 and was President and CEO of NUVO Network Management, a network management outsourcing firm, from 1996 to 2002. Previously, he held other senior management positions with NUVO and spent 10 years in a wide variety of capacities with Gandalf Technologies, a network equipment manufacturer.

Venue

Venue

Mexico City Marriott Reforma Hotel
Paseo de la Reforma 276
Col Juarez, Col Juarez, 06600

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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