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MEF appoints Kelly Ahuja, Kailem Anderson & Ari Banerjee as senior executives
Fri, 6th May 2022
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The company announced the launch of a Technology Advisory Board (TAB) comprised of senior executives from leading global technology companies.
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MEF appoints Technology Advisory Board as Senior executives
Fri, 6th May 2022
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Leading global tech executives join MEF's new Technology Advisory Board aimed at efficiently bringing new services and solutions to market.
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Microsoft joins MEF to support universal SD-WAN & SASE standards
Thu, 29th Oct 2020
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Microsoft joins MEF to expand SD-WAN and SASE standards, supporting the development of MEF 3.0 and contributing to the SASE Service and Attributes.
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MEF grants 3.0 SD-WAN certification to Fortinet
Mon, 22nd Jun 2020
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MEF has recently certified Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN offering as being able to support MEF 3.0 SD-WAN services.
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MEF board of directors appoints new member
Wed, 22nd Jan 2020
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Aamir Hussain of Verizon joins MEF board, bringing 25+ yrs of tech expertise to drive MEF 3.0 initiative.
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CenturyLink, PLDT, Colt amongst MEF 2019 Award winners
Fri, 22nd Nov 2019
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MEG reveals winners of 2019 MEF Awards, recognizing excellence in software-defined networking and network function virtualisation.
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MEF launches new certification pilot for inter-provider service automation
Tue, 25th Jun 2019
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network infrastructure
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MEF pilots LSO Sonata certification for global service automation, aiding faster provider interconnects.
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MEF's final draft SD-WAN service standard is publicly available
Wed, 29th May 2019
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MEF sets industry milestone with the imminent release of the first SD-WAN service standard.
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MEF announces significant progress in its MEF 3.0 project
Sat, 2nd Jun 2018
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Today MEF published new Ethernet and IP specifications, progressing Layer 1 projects and the first multi-vendor SD-WAN implementation project.
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Channel giants get behind MEF's global networking event
Mon, 12th Mar 2018
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managed services
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Taking place in Los Angeles, California, the event will bring together over 1000 senior level professionals from over 275 companies around the world.
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Fujitsu, PCCW Global, China Telecom...MEF announces new Board of Directors
Mon, 31st Jul 2017
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Re-elected Board members include Eric Puetz from AT&T Labs, Sahar Steiff from PCCW Global and Ralph Sanitoro from Fujitsu.
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IN PICS: MEF16 Baltimore - Day 2
Wed, 9th Nov 2016
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network infrastructure
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MEF16 kicks off in Baltimore with workshops, demos and keynotes. Over 1200 guests attend to shape the future of communications.
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The hyper-connected world, change & automation at MEF16
Wed, 9th Nov 2016
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MEF16 opens in Baltimore with keynote speakers discussing the importance of change, automation and Third Network Services.
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Industry collaboration is critical, PCCW Global CEO says
Wed, 9th Nov 2016
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PCCW Global CEO, Marc Halbfinger, calls for collaboration and improved security in the Network Services and tech industry.
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IN PICS: MEF16 Baltimore - Day 1
Tue, 8th Nov 2016
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cloud services
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network infrastructure
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sdn
Attendees are in for a jam packed schedule throughout the week, with the opening networking reception currently happening.
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MEF16 LSO Hackathon revisited
Tue, 28th Jun 2016
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MEF announces the third LSO Hackathon for November, with the events focused on accelerating development of Third Network services.
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Winners of the MEF 2015 Excellence Awards
Thu, 3rd Dec 2015
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network infrastructure
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The GEN15 event brought together nearly 125 expert speakers to fuel discussions on the future of agile, assured and orchestrated services.
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Huawei achieves high-speed connection milestone
Tue, 1st Dec 2015
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cloud services
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Huawei achieves 100G CE 2.0 certification for its 400G router and OTN equipment, solidifying the future of high-speed connections.
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The virtuous cycle: The cloud drives innovation
Fri, 25th Sep 2015
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cloud services
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The reach of the cloud is unprecedented in technological innovation. Service providers are seeing new business in a number of ways.
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It's time carriers embrace opportunities from the Cloud
Mon, 10th Aug 2015
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network infrastructure
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cloud services
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network management
As enterprises embrace the cloud, carriers have an incredible opportunity to assist with migration, layer on orchestration, and differentiate services.
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Lifecycle Service Orchestration ramps up in APAC
Thu, 23rd Jul 2015
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devops
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app development
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data centre operators
It’s time for the provisioning of 21st-century data services to enter, well, the 21st century. That’s starting to happen, for one in the APAC market.
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CloudEthernet Forum to fight cloud fragmentation
Mon, 2nd Jun 2014
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virtualisation
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cloud services
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network infrastructure
Every cloud provider has its own technologies, its own buzzwords, its own APIs – and that’s a challenge for enterprises.
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New global industry association to solve Cloud service provider friction
Thu, 21st Nov 2013
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cloud services
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A new global industry association was launched earlier this year to tackle a whole pile of inter-operability issues between cloud service providers.
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10th anniversary approaches for MEF
Mon, 27th Jun 2011
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Predictions suggest Carrier Ethernet market will continue to grow.