TyN Magazine from MEF18, Los Angeles. MEF is pleased to recognize 20 service and technology companies as Proof of Concept (PoC) Award winners at the MEF18 event held this week in Los Angeles. More than 50 companies in 18 groups participated in MEF18 PoC demonstrations that showcased the ability to orchestrate dynamic and assured services across automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks in accordance with the MEF 3.0 framework.
2018 Proof of Concept Award Winners include the following:
MEF 3.0 Implementation Project 2018 Award
Fulfillment and Activation of an Intercontinental MEF 3.0 Service Spanning Four Operators. Tata Communications, Sparkle, Equinix, Liquid Telecom, ECI, Amartus, and Spirent.
MEF18 Proof of Concept Gold Award
Multi-Domain, Application-Defined Global Interconnection Orchestration. AT&T, Equinix, and Ciena.
MEF18 Proof of Concept Silver Award
MEF 3.0 LSO Federated Inter-carrier Data-on-demand Services Through Automated Discovery and Blockchain Settlement. PCCW Global, Sparkle, Tata Communications, SingTel, CBCcom, Infonas, Liquid Telecom, Clear, and Cataworx.
MEF18 Proof of Concept Bronze Award
Blade Runner – Orchestrated Multi-domain Augmented Reality. Vodafone, Verizon, EXFO, Fortinet, and CENX/Ericsson.
“The service and technology innovations demonstrated in the PoC Showcase illustrate the tremendous progress that industry players are making on the journey to dynamic MEF 3.0 services that will provide unprecedented user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities,” said Pascal Menezes, CTO, MEF. “This year’s PoCs fell into six broad categories: automated commercial interaction; service fulfillment and activation; service assurance; multi-layer services; SD-WAN; and Universal CPE. We congratulate the PoC winners for being recognized for their hard work and demonstrated excellence and innovation, and we appreciate the investments that all of the teams made in this year’s outstanding showcase.”
The judging panel for the MEF PoC Awards comprised senior analysts from ACG Research, ATLANTIC-ACM, Frost & Sullivan, Futuriom, IHS Markit, Ovum, and Vertical Systems Research.