MEF will start on Monday 29th in Los Angeles, California

MEF18 focuses on enabling agile, assured, and orchestrated communications services for the digital economy.  Emerging “MEF 3.0” services provide an on-demand experience with user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities. They are delivered across a global ecosystem of automated networks powered by LSO, SDN, and NFV.

It will be more than 1,000+ attendees from 275+ companies and 35+ countries. MEF18 uniquely empowers industry stakeholders with high-quality content, extraordinary peer-to-peer networking opportunities, and valuable insight into cutting-edge services and technologies. Attendees consistently have rated MEF’s global events among the best in the industry.

MEF is pleased to announce a record level of industry support for the MEF18 global networking event that will be held 29 October – 2 November 2018 at the JW Marriott LA LIVE Hotel in Los Angeles, California. More than 125 supporting companies and organizations are lined up thus far, including 62 service provider and technology-related sponsors and 66 enterprise, service provider, media, analyst firm, and other partners. The event has a target audience of more than 1,000 attendees from 275+ companies and 35+ countries,

“MEF18 is the must-attend networking event for executives and other senior professionals focused on accelerating worldwide adoption of assured services across automated networks,” said Kevin Vachon, COO, MEF. “We are absolutely delighted by the extraordinary support for this year’s show. Educational sessions, keynotes, Proof of Concept demonstrations, and more will showcase industry progress in defining, delivering, and certifying emerging MEF 3.0 services that provide unprecedented user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities.”

MEF18’s current list of 62 sponsors includes leading service providers, technology solutions providers, and software services, network consulting, testing, and training companies.

Platinum Sponsors: AT&T, Comcast Business, Deutsche Telekom, PCCW Global, Spectrum Enterprise, Verizon, and Ciena.

Gold Sponsors: Orange Business Services, Amdocs, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Infovista, RAD, Silver Peak, and Spirent.

Silver Sponsors: CenturyLink, Equinix, PLDT, SES Networks, Sparkle, Accedian, Coriant, ECI, EXFO, Fortinet, Intraway, Iometrix, Juniper, NEC/Netcracker, Nokia, and Telco Systems.

Bronze Sponsors: Allstream, Colt Technology Services, Tata Communications, Telefónica, albis-elcon, Amartus, Canoga Perkins, CDG, Centec Networks, Criterion Networks , Datavision, DGIT Systems, Ekinops, Infinera, Inmanta NV, Neustar, Ni2, NoviFlow, Omnitron Systems, Sandvine, SDN Essentials, Versa Networks, Viavi Solutions and YumaWorks.

Activity Sponsors: Eurofiber , Fibrenoire,Ufinet,Cataworx,Clear, and Zeetta Networks.

LSO Hackathon Sponsor: Local Backhaul Networks .

MEF18 enjoys the support of 66 guest enterprises, associated service providers, industry organizations, industry research firms, media companies, and other event partners.

Enterprises with Guest Speakers: Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), Bloomberg, Intuit, McKinsey, Microsoft (Core Services Engineering & Operations), and Refinitiv (former Financial and Risk business unit of Thomson Reuters) .

Associated Service Providers: BringCom, CBCcom, Isocel, Liquid Telecom, SimbaNet, Singtel, TELUS, Vodafone, and Zayo.

Participating Organizations : MEF and TM Forum.

Media and Analyst Relations Partner : Witz Communications.

Participating Analyst Firms : ACG Research, Analysys Mason, ATLANTIC-ACM, Battle Green Research , Broadband Success Partners , Dell’Oro Group, Frost & Sullivan, Futuriom, GlobalData, Heavy Reading, IHS Markit, Metanoia, Ovum, TeleGeography and Vertical Systems Group.

Media Partners: Light Reading, Capacity, WAN Summit, Converge! Network Digest, Telecom Review, Carrier Ethernet Linked-In, CIO Review, Diario TI, FierceTelecom, Mind Commerce, Netzpalaver, Netzwerker, NewsBytes, Pipeline, SDxCentral, Telecom Ramblings, Telecom Reseller, Telecom Times, TelecomDrive, Telecompaper, Telecompetitor, TeleSemana, TyN Magazine, and Vanilla+.

MEF Certified Professionals Training Partner: Perpetual Solutions.