Be sure to attend the MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept Award ceremony at MEF19: 6:40pm Wednesday 20 November 2019 in the Networking Hall.

MEF19 is THE global event showcasing network services for the digital economy, where transformation leaders converge and innovate.

MEF 3.0 Proofs of Concept are a hallmark of industry innovation and provide both the seeds of new work and collaboration within MEF, as well as validating the real-world use cases behind MEF standards and the broader industry along the digital transformation journey. Below are the 9 award categories recognizing leadership and innovation for this year's MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept Showcase at MEF19. All Proofs of Concept are eligible for each of the 9 categories.

Awarded to the MEF 3.0 PoC that implements the most compelling and comprehensive standards-aligned MEF 3.0 service. This MEF 3.0 PoC provides a valuable reference point for WAN service providers transforming themselves to MEF 3.0 Digital Service Providers.

Awarded to the MEF 3.0 PoC that implements the most compelling and MEF 70-compliant SD-WAN service. This MEF 3.0 PoC provides a valuable reference point for managed service providers deploying new SD-WAN services.

Awarded to the MEF 3.0 PoC that implements the most innovative service assurance solution for a MEF 3.0 service, including policy-driven orchestration, intent, AI and/or machine learning. This MEF 3.0 PoC provides a valuable reference point for digital service providers deploying high value, high-assurance WAN-based services.

Awarded to the MEF 3.0 PoC that implements the most comprehensive security assurance solution for an SD-WAN service. This MEF 3.0 PoC provides a valuable reference point for managed security service providers delivering SD-WANs with large attack surfaces.

Awarded to the MEF 3.0 PoC that implements the most compelling service delivering access to applications in a hybrid public/private cloud environment. This MEF 3.0 PoC provides a valuable reference point for enterprises building their cloud-based applications strategy.

Awarded to the MEF 3.0 PoC that implements the most compelling solution for usage of NFV in MEF 3.0 service endpoints. This includes demonstration of an orchestrated virtualized network service including customer self-service, automated zero-touch deployment, dynamic service modification and service monitoring. This MEF 3.0 PoC provides a valuable reference point for service providers transforming their operations to take advantage of NFV capabilities as well as uCPE/vCPE platforms.

Awarded to the MEF 3.0 PoC that implements the most compelling solution for automation of the commercial and/or business parts of a MEF 3.0 lifecycle. This MEF 3.0 PoC provides a valuable reference point for service providers transforming their commercial and business operations to take advantage of distributed ledger technologies.

Awarded to the MEF 3.0 PoC that implements the most compelling solution for use of network slicing in a multi-domain MEF 3.0 service. This MEF 3.0 PoC provides a valuable reference point for service providers planning to offer network slice as a service.

Awarded to the MEF 3.0 PoC that implements the most compelling operational implementation, highlighting end customer service improvements as well as operational simplification and cost savings. This MEF 3.0 PoC provides a valuable reference point for Service Providers leveraging partnerships to deliver customer services through multi-operator network segments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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