MEF showcases new orchestrated services, LSO APIs, collaboration and certification

Guy Daniels
By Guy Daniels

Dec 6, 2016

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Nan Chen, President, MEF and Vice-Chairman, CENX

Nan Chen discusses four major areas of MEF work that will enable agile, assured, and orchestrated Third Network services for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world. This includes (1) orchestrated connectivity and NFV-based services, (2) the LSO (Lifecycle Services Orchestration) architecture with standardized open APIs, (3) open initiatives involving collaboration with other industry organizations, and (4) the evolution of certification programs for services, equipment, and professionals. Nan also highlights that the organisation’s most important work currently is focused on enabling end-to-end orchestrated services across multiple technology domains and multiple service providers globally and seamlessly. Development and deployment of Third Network services powered by LSO, SDN, and NFV will require broad industry collaboration.

MEF has co-authored a new Third Network services white paper with ON.Lab, ONOS, OPEN-O, OpenDaylight (ODL), the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV), and TM Forum. You can download the new white paper "An Industry Initiative for Third Generation Network and Services" (November 2016 here).

Filmed at: MEF 16, Baltimore, USA, 8 November 2016

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