- Only companies with a valid MEF certification are listed on the MEF Certification Registry.
- Companies must be bona fide members of the MEF when undergoing testing for certification of a service or technology.
- Companies have to be current members of MEF in order to remain listed on the MEF Certification Registry having achieved certification.
- MEF 3.0 Test Report IDs are provided on the MEF Certification Registry for each company, together with the date of the certification. Anyone interested in obtaining a copy of the Test Report from the MEF 3.0 Company should apply directly to the MEF 3.0 Company specfying the relevant MEF 3.0 Test Report ID and service or technology name. The MEF 3.0 Company is not obliged to share their MEF 3.0 Test Report.
MEF Certification in Service Provider and Operator RFPs
MEF Certification enables Service Providers and Operators to go to market with MEF 3.0 services certified as being conformant with MEF specifications to support the following market requirements:
Subscribers demand of Service Providers that services be predictable in terms of service functionality and performance. MEF certification increases the confidence of Subscribers that services offered to them do meet functionality and performance requirements.
Services RFPs need to be less complex. Specifying the requirement for MEF 3.0 certification in an RFP replaces long form descriptions of Subscriber requirements.
Services certification also streamlines the interconnection services between different Service Providers and Operators.
Service Providers and Operators choosing technology with which to implement MEF 3.0 services have a very large range of vendor suppliers from which to choose. Commonly Service Providers and Operators state mandatory requirements for MEF certification in their RFPs to Equipment Vendors to reduce the number of products to be assessed. Once the field of of potential products has been narrowed down, Service Providers and Operators save test time in their own labs by relying on MEF certification to allow them to focus on testing product features specific to their own needs, rather than having to retest standardized Carrier Ethernet and SD-WAN functionality.