MEF17 Networking Event Exceeds 100 Sponsors and Partners

China Telecom Americas, Level 3, KOSC, Ixia, Juniper, albis-elcon, Aryaka, DGIT Systems, Ericsson, Ni2, OneAccess Networks, Palo Alto Networks, Tech 2000, Cataworx, Sedona Systems, and Cisco DevNet among latest sponsors to join

Orlando, Florida, 2 November 2017MEF is pleased to announce widespread industry support for its world-class MEF17 ( global networking event, to be held 13-16 November in Orlando, Florida at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. More than 100 supporting companies and organizations are lined up so far, including 66+ sponsors and 38+ partner organizations.

With a target audience of 1,000+ attendees from 275+ companies and 35+ countries, MEF17 will bring together the key players who are creating a global ecosystem of networks to deliver agile, assured, and orchestrated services optimized for the digital economy.

MEF17’s list of 66+ sponsors includes leading service providers, technology solutions providers, software services and network consulting firms and testing companies. One-third of MEF17 sponsors are service providers.

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

Gold Sponsors: CenturyLink, Amdocs, Ciena, EXFO, Fujitsu, InfoVista, RAD and Silver Peak.

Silver Sponsors: C&W Networks, China Telecom Americas, Epsilon, GBI, PLDT, Sparkle, Windstream, Zayo, Accedian, ADTRAN, ADVA Optical Networking, Canoga Perkins, CENX, Coriant, ECI, Fortinet, Infinera, Iometrix, Ixia, Juniper, NEC/Netcracker, Neustar, Nokia and Spirent.

Bronze Sponsors: Tata Communications, Albis-elcon, Amartus, Aryaka, Atrinet, CDG, Champion ONE, Datavision, DGIT Systems, Ericsson, Net2Edge, Ni2, Niagara Networks, NoviFlow, Omnitron Systems, OneAccess Networks, Palo Alto Networks, Telco Systems and Viavi Solutions.

Activity Sponsors: Level 3, Fibrenoire, KOSC, Cataworx and Sedona Systems.

LSO Hackathon Sponsors: Cisco DevNet, Clearcable and Local Backhaul Networks.

MEFnet Sponsors: PCCW Global, Sparkle, Tata Communications, ECI and Iometrix.

Mobile App Sponsor & Professional Training Partner: Tech 2000.

Media Hub Sponsor: Witz Communications.

“We are delighted by the fantastic support we have received for MEF17 and are excited to have so many companies joining together on a journey to transform the industry,” said Kevin Vachon, COO, MEF. “We are assembling all of the key players who are leading efforts to define, deliver, and certify dynamic services that are orchestrated across a global community of automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks.”

MEF17 enjoys the support of 38+ participating service providers, industry associations, open source projects, media, industry research, and other event partners.

Participating Service Providers: Colt, Kvantel, Orange Business Services, Telia Company, Deutsche Telekom and Verizon Wireless.

Participating Organizations: ONAP, OpenDaylight, The Linux Foundation and TM Forum.

Participating Analyst Firms: ACG Research, ATLANTIC-ACM, Battle Green Research, Frost & Sullivan, GlobalData, IHS Markit, Metanoia, Ovum, TeleGeography and Vertical Systems Group.

Media Partners: Converge! Network Digest, Light Reading, Telecom Review, TelecomTV, Capacity Magazine, Carrier Ethernet Linked-In, DataCenter News, Diario TI, Developing Telecoms, Ethernet Academy, Fierce Telecom, Telecom Asia, Telecom Ramblings, Telecom Reseller, Telecompetitor, TelecomDrive, TyN and VanillaPlus.

About MEF17

MEF17 brings together the key industry players who are enabling agile, assured, and orchestrated services optimized for the digital economy and hyper-connected world. The event is on pace to be bigger and better than last year's popular MEF16 event, with a target of 1,000+ attendees from 275+ companies, 275+ service & technology executives, 110 expert speakers, 100+ sponsors and event partners, 11 Proof of Concept demonstrations, and more.

MEF’s global networking events have developed a reputation for uniquely empowering industry stakeholders with high-quality program content, extraordinary peer-to-peer networking opportunities, and live demonstrations of cutting-edge services and technologies.

MEF17’s program will build upon popular elements of last year’s event while introducing several new activities. Elements include: world-class Plenaries, Sessions, and MEF Workshops; the 4th Proof of Concept Showcase; a vibrant Networking Hall; the 5th LSO Hackathon; an enhanced Global Media Hub; and the new MEF Awards Party and MEF Professional Certification Training & Exams.

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About MEF

An industry association of 210+ member companies, MEF is enabling service providers to create a global ecosystem of networks that deliver agile, assured, and orchestrated services for the digital economy and hyper-connected world. These services provide an on-demand, cloud-centric experience with user and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities. They are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO, SDN, and NFV. MEF produces LSO frameworks, open LSO APIs, software-driven reference implementations, service specifications, and certification programs. MEF’s work will enable automated delivery of standardized wavelength, Carrier Ethernet, IP, SD-WAN, and Layer 4-7 services across multiple provider networks. For more information:

Media Contact:

Ashley Schulte

Witz Communications for MEF