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MEF18 Enjoys Record-Level Support from More Than 125 Sponsors and Partners
[October 04, 2018]

MEF18 Enjoys Record-Level Support from More Than 125 Sponsors and Partners

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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.”

Register here for MEF18. Qualified business, government, and other service end-users are eligible to attend the event for free.

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, FortinetIntraway, Iometrix, Juniper, NEC/Netcracker, Nokia, and Telco Systems.

Bronze Sponsors: Allstream, Colt Technology Services, Tata Communications, Telefónicaalbis-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 PartnerPerpetual Solutions.

About MEF18
MEF18 focuses on enabling agile, assured, and orchestrated communications services for the digital economy. MEF has a target audience of 1,000+ attendees from 275+ companies and 35+ countries; 250+ service and technology executives; 120 expert speakers, 125+ sponsors and partners; and more. MEF18’s content, networking, and special activities are designed to appeal to executives and other senior experts from communication and cloud service providers; enterprises; government organizations; network technology suppliers; systems integrators, open source projects, standards organizations; industry and financial analysts; investors; the press; and others.

MEF18’s program will build upon popular elements of last year’s event while introducing several new activities. Elements include: world-class plenaries and sessions with service, technology, and enterprise expert speakers; MEF Workshops; the WAN Exchange (brought by WAN Summit); PoC demonstrations; MEF 3.0 implementation demonstrations; a vibrant Networking Hall; MEF Awards Dinner; Global Media Hub; LSO Hackathon; and on-site MEF professional certification exam preparation courses. This year, the 4Q18 MEF Members Meeting will be collocated with MEF18. For more information:

Sponsorship Opportunities

For sponsorship information, please visit the MEF18 Sponsor Price List and Sponsorships and Benefits pages or email Alysia Bennett at

About MEF

An industry association of 200+ member companies, MEF recently introduced the MEF 3.0 transformational global services framework for defining, delivering, and certifying agile, assured, and orchestrated services over a global ecosystem of automated networks. MEF 3.0 services are designed to provide an on-demand, cloud-centric experience with user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities. MEF 3.0 services are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO, SDN, and NFV. MEF produces service specifications, LSO frameworks, open LSO APIs, software-driven reference implementations, and certification programs. MEF 3.0 work will enable automated delivery of standardized Ethernet, IP, SD-WAN, Layer 1, and Layer 4-7 services across multiple provider networks. For more information:

Media Contact:
Ashley Schulte
Witz Communications for MEF


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