MEF Recieves Outstanding Industry Support for the Upcoming MEF19 Global Event

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MEF has recieved outstanding industry support for the MEF19 global networking event, set to be held November 18-22, 2019, at the JW Marriott LA LIVE in Los Angeles, California.

115 supporting companies and organizations are lined up so far, including 67+ service provider and technology-related sponsors and 48+ enterprise, cloud, industry organization, analyst research, media, and other partners.

“We are thrilled with the tremendous show of support for MEF19. As always, our goal is to uniquely empower attendees with extraordinary peer-to-peer networking opportunities, high-quality content, live demonstrations of cutting-edge services and technologies, and valuable insight needed to successfully navigate through industry transformation,” said Kevin Vachon, COO, MEF. “We are assembling a stellar line-up of world-leading innovators with a common goal of accelerating the transition to dynamic, assured, and certified communications services across a global federation of automated networks, as envisioned with MEF 3.0.”

MEF19 is on track to draw more than 1,000 attendees from 270+ companies and 35+ countries.

MEF19’s record number of 67+ sponsors includes leading service providers, technology vendors, and software services, network consulting, and testing companies.

Diamond Sponsor: PCCW Global.

Platinum Sponsors: AT&TBell CanadaComcast BusinessSpectrum EnterpriseVerizon, and NEC/Netcracker.

Gold Sponsors: Orange Business ServicesSparkleAmdocsEquinixEricssonFujitsuInfinera, InfovistaRADSilver Peak, and Spirent Communications.

Silver Sponsors: CenturyLinkPLDTADVACienaFortinetIntraway, and Nokia.

Bronze Sponsors: Colt Technology ServicesTata CommunicationsZayoAccedianAmartusCanoga PerkinsCDGChampion ONEClear Blockchain TechnologiesDatavisionEkinopsInmantaIometrixNeustarNoviFlowTelco Systems, and Vitria.

Activity Sponsors: BTCMC NetworksCox BusinessIntelsatNTT CommunicationsNTT LabsOkinawa Open LaboratoryTata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS)Telia CarrierTELUSUfinetUnitas GlobalCataworxCiena/Blue PlanetCiscoCloudifyDCConnect GlobalKontronNefeli NetworksNuage Networks from NokiaPerpetual SolutionsPolisR3SDWAN AcademySedona SystemsTech 2000, and Versa Networks.

MEF19 enjoys the support of 48+ enterprise, cloud, industry organization, analyst research, media, and other partners.

Enterprise, Government, and Cloud Organizations: Speakers from multi-national enterprises, the US federal government, and a major cloud provider are participating.

Participating Industry OrganizationsMEFONUG, and TM Forum.

Media and Analyst Relations: Witz Communications

Participating Industry Analyst FirmsACG ResearchATLANTIC-ACMAvidThinkBroadband Success PartnersDell’Oro GroupFrost & SullivanFuturiomHeavy ReadingIDCIHS MarkitInsight ResearchOvumTeleGeography, and Vertical Systems Group.

MediaLight ReadingCapacityConverge! Network DigestSDxCentralTelecom ReviewBroadband CommunitiesCarrier Ethernet LinkedInCIO ReviewDiario TIEnterprise Networking MagazineMy Security MediaNewsbytesTelecom EngineTelecom ResellerTelecom TimesTelecomDriveTelecompetitorTelesemanaTMCnetTyN Magazine, and Vanilla+.

MEF19 is the global event showcasing network services for the digital economy, where transformation leaders converge and innovate.

MEF19 focuses on accelerating the industry transition to dynamic, assured, and certified services across a global federation of automated networks. Emerging cloud-centric “MEF 3.0” services provide an on-demand experience with user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities.

These services are orchestrated across automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO, SDN, and NFV. MEF19 has a target audience exceeding 1,000 professionals from 270+ organizations and 35+ countries.

An industry association of 200 member companies, MEF has introduced the MEF 3.0 transformational global services framework for defining, delivering, and certifying assured services orchestrated across a global ecosystem of automated networks.

MEF 3.0 services are designed to provide an on-demand, cloud-centric experience with user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities. MEF 3.0 services are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO, SDN, and NFV.

MEF produces service standards, LSO frameworks, LSO APIs, MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept Showcases, and certification programs for services, technologies, and professionals. MEF 3.0 work will enable automated delivery of standardized Carrier Ethernet, Optical Transport, IP, SD-WAN, Security-as-a-Service, and other Layer 4-7 services across multiple provider networks.


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