38 Prestigious Awards Recognize Service, Application, Technology & Professional Excellence and Innovation
Los Angeles, 20 October 2016 – MEF (www.MEF.net), the driving force enabling agile, assured, and orchestrated Third Network services, today announced Finalists for the MEF 2016 Excellence Awards, which recognize service, application, technology, and professional excellence and innovation in the global Third Network community. The Awards program is the largest in the world focused on advanced Carrier Ethernet services and emerging Third Network services powered by CE 2.0, LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), NFV and SDN networking technologies.
Showcase and Event Focus On Enabling Agile, Assured and Orchestrated Third Network Services Powered by LSO, SDN, NFV and CE 2.0
LOS ANGELES, 11 October 2016 - MEF (www.MEF.net), the driving force enabling agile, assured, and orchestrated Third Network services, is pleased to announce that 29 companies in 14 participant groups have been selected to showcase interactive Proof of Concept (PoC) demonstrations of pioneering service and technology innovations that promise to reshape the communications landscape. The live PoC Showcase will be the focal point of the MEF16 global networking conference (www.MEF16.com) taking place 7-10 November 2016 at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel, Baltimore/Washington, USA.
The MEF16 Showcase will feature leading-edge implementations of agile/dynamic, assured, and orchestrated Third Network services with LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), SDN, NFV, and CE 2.0 (Carrier Ethernet 2.0) innovations.
Huawei, Epsilon, Intelsat, Tata, Cisco, Coriant, ECI, Infinera, Nokia, Datanet, Brain4Net, Sandvine, Siama Systems, Local Backhaul Networks Among Latest Of 52 Sponsors To Join
Los Angeles, 31 August 2016 - The MEF is pleased to announce broad and growing industry support for the MEF16 global networking conference (www.MEF16.com) being held on 7-10 November 2016 at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel. More than 100 supporting companies and organizations are lined up so far, including 52 service provider and technology vendor sponsors and 50+ analyst, press, open source project, standards organization, and other event partners.
AT&T, Verizon, C&W Networks, CenturyLink, Global Capacity, Internexa, Telstra, Oracle, WebNMS, Cylance, CDG, Raisecom & Viavi Among The Latest To Join
Los Angeles, 14 April 2016 - The MEF is pleased to announce growing momentum for the MEF16 global networking conference (www.MEF16.com) being held on 7-10 November 2016 at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel. More than 60 supporting companies and organizations are lined up so far, including 40 service provider and technology vendor sponsors and 22+ analyst, press, and other event partners.
Newly announced MEF16 sponsors include: Platinum Sponsors AT&T and Verizon; Gold Sponsors Oracle Communications and WebNMS; Silver Sponsors C&W Networks, Global Capacity, Internexa, Telstra, and Cylance; and Bronze Sponsors CenturyLink, CDG, Raisecom, and Viavi Solutions.
Focused On Dynamic, Assured & Orchestrated "Third Network" Services Powered By CE 2.0, LSO, SDN & NFV
Los Angeles, 18 February 2016 - The MEF (www.MEF.net) is pleased to announce the first set of participating sponsors at the MEF16 global networking conference to be held during 7-10 November 2016 at the Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel. With a target audience of 1,200+ attendees from more than 300 organizations and 35+ countries, MEF16 is the must-attend annual networking event for executives and other senior professionals involved in the Carrier Ethernet and burgeoning Third Network services & technology ecosystem.
“We are excited by the excellent support MEF16 has received from service and technology companies looking to speed the shift to dynamic, assured, and orchestrated “Third Network” services optimized for the hyper-connected world,” said Kevin Vachon, COO of the MEF. “Just over the horizon, we can envision a growing number of game-changing services being delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by Carrier Ethernet 2.0, LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), SDN, and NFV. MEF16 will present a roadmap for how we get there and demonstrate the type of innovations we can expect along the way.”
Assembling Industry Stakeholders To Advance Dynamic Network Services Powered By CE 2.0, LSO, SDN & NFV
Los Angeles, 13 January 2016 - The MEF is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the MEF16 global networking event during 7-10 November 2016 at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel. Building on the success of the GEN14 & GEN15, we are changing the name from GEN16 to MEF16 (www.mef16.com) to better reflect the MEF's leadership role in driving industry transformation.
MEF16 is focused on enabling dynamic network services for the hyper-connected world. Optimized for the digital economy, emerging “Third Network” services provide an on-demand, cloud-centric experience with user-directed control over network resources and assured connectivity orchestrated between both physical and virtual service endpoints. Dynamic services are delivered over more automated, interconnected networks powered by CE 2.0 (Carrier Ethernet 2.0), LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), SDN & NFV.