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MEF is pleased to announce that more than 50 service providers and technology solution providers will participate in 20 interactive Proof of Concept (PoC) Showcase demonstrations at the MEF18 global networking event, 29 October – 2 November 2018. The showcase will reveal the real-world value and applications behind the MEF 3.0 framework that is defining how assured communication services can be orchestrated across a global ecosystem of automated networks.

The PoC Showcase will take place in the MEF18 Networking Hall at the JW Marriott LA LIVE, in Los Angeles, California, and will focus on five main areas of MEF 3.0 services of interest to enterprises, service providers, and technology vendors:

Automated multi-domain, multi-technology service fulfilment and activation •


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.”

A list of PoC participant groups and preliminary titles of their demonstrations can be found on the PoC Showcase page. A final PoC list will be available in September 2018.

MEF18 attendees can look forward to seeing a wide range of topics covered in this year’s PoC Showcase, including:

Standardized inter-carrier and intra-carrier LSO APIs for all aspects of the service lifecycle •

Orchestrated, virtualized Ethernet services using LSO APIs, and white boxes •

Distributed catalogues •

Smart contracts for data-on-demand services •

Distributed ledgers and blockchain for ordering and billing/settlement •

Multi-layer optical/Ethernet services •

LSO APIsfor 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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