MEF doubles proof of concept showcase

More than 50 service providers and technology vendors will participate in the Metro Ethernet Forum's (MEF) Proof of Concept Showcase ...

CenturyLink CTO joins MEF board
CenturyLink CTO joins MEF board

More than 50 service providers and technology vendors will participate in the Metro Ethernet Forum's (MEF) Proof of Concept Showcase demonstrations at MEF18 in Los Angeles from Oct.29-Nov. 2. The showcase is intended to demonstrate the value and applications behind the MEF 3.0 framework.

The PoC Showcase's 20 interactive demonstrations will focus on four main areas of MEF 3.0 services:

  • Automated multi-domain, multi-technology service fulfilment and activation
  • SD-WAN
  • Service assurance
  • Automated commercial interactions
  • Universal CPEs

"MEF18 Proof of Concept demonstrations are crucial to accelerating the development and worldwide adoption of assured services orchestrated across automated networks with MEF 3.0," said Pascal Menezes, CTO, MEF. "We are delighted by the tremendous support of leading service and technology solutions providers who are participating in this year's PoC Showcase. The fact that we have more than double the number of participants compared to last year's popular showcase illustrates the strategic importance of MEF 3.0 in driving industry innovation."

Topics to be covered in this year's PoC Showcase include:

  • Standardized inter-carrier and intra-carrier LSO APIs for all aspects of the service lifecycle
  • Orchestrated, virtualized Ethernet services using ONAP, DANOS, and white boxes
  • Distributed catalogs
  • Smart contracts for data-on-demand services
  • Distributed ledgers and blockchain for ordering and billing/settlement
  • Multi-layer optical/Ethernet services
  • Machine learning for service assurance
  • Intent-based networking
  • 5G and network slicing
  • Augmented reality use cases in multi-operator domain environments
  • Self-optimizing networks
  • Dynamic QoS for changing application demands
  • Multi-vendor SD-WAN implementations using LSO
  • Secure SD-WAN
  • LSO Presto orchestration of uCPEs for feature and service enhancement
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