MEF and Network-as-a-Service

Automating and Securing the Global Ecosystem

Join us for our Q1 Virtual Members Meeting on 29 January - 1 February!

With NaaS being a central theme, the meeting will kick off with a topic-packed opening plenary session, spotlighting major MEF goals, plans and activities for 2024, building on a very successful 2023.

Committee meetings are being held over four days to bring the MEF community together to progress valuable MEF works in the areas of services, APIs and certifications!

 Plans for 2024 -  From Your MEF Senior Staff Team 

  The NaaS vision, opportunity and technical roadmap and priorities

  New strategic programs, automation market update & planned analyst reports

  Marketing, member events and AR/PR plans

2024 Committee Goals & Highlights

CBC: LSO Smart Contracts, LSO Product Payloads, MEF Accelerator projects

DSC: Cybersecurity: SASE, ZT Enhancements

LSOC: Grace and Haley SDK Releases, Business and Operational APIs

TCC: LSO API, SASE, SSE, ZT, and SD-WAN Certifications; Onboarding & Interop Testing

Who is Participating?

Senior executives from the Board, Technology Advisory Board and members

Leadership, committee chairs, senior staff

Commercial, product, and technical contributors from service providers, LSO solution providers, technology vendors

Meeting Registration 

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Committee meetings will be conducted face-to-face with Zoom and recordings for remote attendees – attendee links will be found on the committee agenda pages.

Committee Activities Preview

Commercial and Business Committee (CBC)

The Commercial and Business Committee will be holding its third MEF Showcase milestone day with a wide range of LSO API and LSO Blockchain use cases reviewed and discussed. The attendance in the second milestone day in the recent Rome meeting was very high and demonstrated how valuable this new collaborative framework is for a wide range of our members.

Digital Services Committee (DSC)

The longest serving committee in MEF that defined the now ubiquitous Carrier Ethernet services, the Digital Services Committee will be running working sessions to advance MEF work to define a wide range of standardized services that can be used to maximize interoperability, consistent terminology in the industry and enable business and operational automation (LSO).

LSO Committee (LSOC)

The LSO Committee sessions are where you'll want to be to help shape LSO automation as we move toward the Fergie release and beyond, including active work on Product APIs and Schemas, Service Ordering, and Service APIs and Schemas. These sessions are especially valuable if your company has already begun automating their business processes, as you can help direct the work to include what has already been done.

Test and Certification (TCC)

A focal point for the TCC is development of the new SASE certification program, with individual SD-WAN, SSE and ZT components. Participants will get all of the details including timelines for a beta program and general availability. A new edition of the LSO API certification is also underway. The TCC will also explore next steps in the highly successful MEF Onboarding & Interop Testing (OIT) Service and will be considering go-forward plans for MEF Professional Certifications.

Interested in more details on Committee activities? Email Tom Dickson 

Q1 Meeting Agenda & Committee Activities | See Links Below (all times are in North American Eastern Time)

Mon 29 Jan

Editing Sessions

09:00-10:40Digital Services Editing SessionLSO Editing SessionTest & Certification Editing SessionCommercial & Business Editing Session
11:00-12:40Digital Services Editing SessionLSO Editing SessionTest & Certification Editing SessionCommercial & Business Editing Session


13:20-15:00Digital Services Editing Session
Test & Certification Editing SessionCommercial & Business Editing Session

Tue 30 Jan

Opening Plenary

09:00-10:40Editing Sessions

Opening PlenaryRecording –  PDFPPTX




Editing Sessions

Thu 1 Feb

Committee Sessions

09:00-10:40Digital ServicesLSOCommercial & Business
11:00-12:40Digital Services
Commercial & Business



Closing Plenary

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