MEF is pleased to share seventeen MEF18 Proof of Concept demonstration videos that illustrate the tremendous progress that industry players are making on the journey to dynamic MEF 3.0 services that will provide unprecedented user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities.

This year’s PoCs fell into six broad categories: automated commercial interaction; service fulfillment and activation; orchestrated multilayer services; service assurance; SD-WAN; and Universal CPE. The PoCs illustrate a clear drive toward using MEF's LSO Reference Architecture and associated LSO APIs for service orchestration across multiple providers and over multiple technology domains.

See the MEF18 PoC video playlist or click below for individual PoCs. Visit MEF in the News and the MEF YouTube Channel for other hot news items. Stay tuned for MEF18 plenary & workshop videos.

Automated Commercial Interaction

MEF 3.0 LSO Federated Inter-Carrier Bandwidth-on-Demand Services Through Automated Discovery and Blockchain Settlement
PCCW Global, Sparkle, Tata Communications, SingTel, CBCcom, Liquid Telecom, Infonas, Clear, and Cataworx – PoC Silver Award

Blockchain-Based Carrier Marketplace for LSO Sonata
Colt Technology Services and Zeetta Networks

Service Fulfillment & Activation

Fulfillment and Activation of an Intercontinental MEF 3.0 Service Spanning Four Operators
Tata Communications, Sparkle, Equinix, Liquid Telecom, ECI, Amartus, and Spirent – MEF 3.0 Implementation Project 2018 Award

Blade Runner – Orchestrated Multi-Domain Augmented Reality
Vodafone, Verizon, Ericsson/CENX, EXFO, and Fortinet – PoC Bronze Award

End-to-end Service Orchestration of E-LAN over Multiple Domains via the LSO Interlude Interface and Across Multiple Vendors
Eurofiber and Inmanta

Pocket-sized, Model-driven Networks
Vodafone, Ciena, and DGIT Systems

Self-Service, Agile, Orchestrated Cloudlink™
Zayo and Ciena

Multi-Domain, Application-Defined Interconnection Orchestration
AT&T, Equinix, and Ciena – PoC Gold Award

Transformation in Action: Harmonizing Delivery of Intent-Based Networks & Services
AT&T, Amdocs, Fujitsu Network Communications, and Iometrix

Orchestrated Multilayer Services

MEF 3.0 Implementation for Orchestrated Multilayer Optical Transport
CenturyLink, Telefonica, TELUS, Infinera/Coriant, and NEC/Netcracker

Service Assurance

Machine Learning-Based Elastic Network Services
Colt Technology Services and Accedian

Data Science Applications for LSO Architecture-Based Service Fulfillment and Assurance
CenturyLink and Infinera

SDN Orchestration for Edge Clouds
Juniper Networks


Zero Touch Automation for SD-WAN + SECaaS + Virtual Cloud Exchange (VCX)
Tata Communications and Fortinet

Instantiation and Delivery of SD-WAN over a Virtualized and Orchestrated Wholesale Carrier Ethernet Access Service
BringCom, Isocel, SimbaNET, and Versa Networks

Towards a Multi-vendor Orchestrated SD-WAN: LSO-Enabled Solution with Open Source Orchestrator and Container-Based uCPEs
Sparkle and Amartus

Universal CPE

Boosting uCPE with SDN/NFV/Legacy Capabilities Including Network & VNF Service Chain Monitoring & Plugware for Universal Access & Brownfield Deployments
AT&T and RAD