The MEF 3.0 Proofs of Concept bring together the world's leading service and technology providers in projects throughout the year to work on groundbreaking demonstrations of SD-WAN, inter-provider and intra-provider service automation with LSO APIs, AI/ML, security, intent-based networking, Blockchain, Carrier Ethernet, satellite services, 5G, network slicing, IoT, private cloud, service assurance, and more.

This year's submission process has been streamlined and centered around the MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept Maps, to increase exposure for your PoC and accelerate the transition from concept to reality!

MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept Showcase Details

Each MEF 3.0 PoC participating in the MEF20 showcase requires a minimum of 3 participating companies. Participation is open to both MEF members and non-members. All MEF 3.0 PoCs are eligible for the MEF 3.0 PoC Awards. The cost to participate is $7,500 per company per MEF 3.0 PoC. A $3750 discount is available for each participant sponsoring MEF20 (Bronze level sponsorship or above).

Marketing and Promotion

Submit your showcase proposal as soon as possible and take advantage of our MEF 3.0 PoC marketing promotions throughout the year, including social media, email and press releases. Early marketing will include all approved PoCs that have finalized their PoC map (see dates to the right). All submissions must be received by 19 August. Changes will be accepted through to 10 September (e.g. additional participants).

Submitting a MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept Proposal

To submit a proposal, please fill out the MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept Map. MEF will format and prepare a PoC map digital asset from the information provided, and once reviewed by the participating companies, it will be made available to you for your own marketing and promotion of your PoC. 

Each participating company will need to complete the MEF 3.0 PoC Agreement and provide a high-resolution logo in vector format (EPS, SVG, or Adobe Illustrator format).

If you have any questions or for help with your proposal, please contact Tom Dicksontom@mef.net.

Key Dates

DateDescription
24 FebMEF 3.0 PoC Submissions Open
26 May *PoC Map Marketing Launch
31 JulSubmission Deadline
19 AugFinal Contracts Signed Deadline
10 SepFinal Signage Deadline
15 SepPoC Press Release
26 OctMEF 3.0 PoCs at MEF20 Open
28 OctMEF 3.0 PoC Awards

* Tentative date