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MEF18 Agenda At A Glance

MEF18 Workshops & Opening Reception
Monday, 29 Oct
MEF18
Tuesday, 30 Oct
MEF18
Wednesday, 31 Oct
MEF18
Thursday, 1 Nov
MEF18
Friday, 2 Nov
MEF Professional Certification Exam Prep Courses will be held Sunday and Monday.  The LSO Hackathon will be held Monday and Tuesday.  The 4Q18 MEF Members Meeting will be held mid-day Wednesday through Friday.
8:15 - 9:10 Registration & Breakfast
9:10 - 9:15 Welcome to MEF Workshops
9:15 - 10:50 Workshop I – Transitioning to MEF 3.0 Services & Application-Aware Networking
10:55 - 1:05 Workshop II – MEF 3.0 & LSO: Standardizing Inter-Provider & Intra-Provider APIs For Orchestrated Services
1:05 - 1:55 Lunch
1:55 - 2:35 Workshop III - MEF 3.0 & 5G: Transport, Network Slicing, Orchestration & Fixed-Mobile Convergence
2:35 – 3:40 Workshop IV – Accelerating MEF 3.0 Adoption
3:40 – 3:55 Executive Presentation
4:00 - 5:00 Press Conference (Invitation Only - Press & Analysts)
4:00 – 7:30 Proof Of Concept Showcase Demos and MEF 3.0 Implementation Projects in Networking Hall
5:30 – 7:30 Opening Reception In Networking Hall
7:15 - 8:15 Registration & Breakfast
8:15 - 1:10 Plenary Executive Keynotes, Perspectives, Panels
1:10 - 3:15 Lunch, Proof Of Concept Showcase Demos and MEF 3.0 Implementation Projects in Networking Hall
3:20 - 5:30 WAN Exchange Track - Addressing Enterprise Transformation Needs (by WAN Summit) MEF 3.0 Migration Track
5:30 - 7:15 Drinks Reception,
Proof Of Concept Showcase Demos and MEF 3.0 Implementation Projects in Networking Hall
7:30 – 10:00 MEF Awards Dinner
7:15 - 8:15 Registration & Breakfast
8:15 - 1:10 Plenary Executive Keynotes, Perspectives, Panels
1:10 - 3:25 Lunch, Proof Of Concept Showcase Demos and MEF 3.0 Implementation Projects in Networking Hall
2:00 - 5:30 4Q18 MEF Members Meeting Editing Sessions
3:30 – 5:30 Future of Networking – Hot Topics Track Journey to 5G Track
5:30 – 7:30  Drinks Reception, Booth Crawl, Proof Of Concept Showcase Demos and MEF 3.0 Implementation Projects in Networking Hall 
8:00

5:00
4Q18 MEF Members Meeting 
   
   
   
8:00

5:00
4Q18 MEF Members Meeting  

MEF18 Workshops & Opening Reception Monday, 29 Oct

8:00am – 9:10am

Registration & Breakfast

9:10am – 9:15am

Welcome to MEF 3.0 Workshops

With the MEF 3.0 transformational global services framework, MEF is focused on defining, delivering, and certifying agile, assured, and orchestrated communication services across a global ecosystem of automated networks. Emerging MEF 3.0 services empower users with the dynamic performance and security required to thrive in the digital economy. MEF 3.0 services provide an on-demand, cloud-centric experience with unprecedented user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities. MEF18's Program Director will provide an overview of the organization’s strategic work covered in today's workshops: (1) standardized, orchestrated connectivity and virtualized services (Carrier Ethernet, Optical Transport, IP, SD-WAN, Security-as-a-Service, and other Layer 4-7 services), (2) LSO Reference Architecture and LSO APIs, (3) 5G, (4) MEF 3.0 implementation projects and other initiatives involving community collaboration (4) and certification programs for services, technology, and professionals. Join us on the journey to transform the industry!

Stan Hubbard, MEF18 Program Director, MEF - click here to download.

9:15am – 10:50am

Workshop I – Transitioning to MEF 3.0 Services & Application-Aware Networking

Part 1:  Latest Advancements in MEF 3.0 Carrier Ethernet, Optical Transport, IP Services Standardization

Moderator: David Ball, Services Committee Co-Chair, MEF; Senior Architect, Cisco | David Martin, Senior Systems Engineer, IP/Optical Networking Business Group, Nokia  - click here and here to download both sections.

Part 2:  Aligning the Industry on Standardized MEF 3.0 SD-WAN Managed Services

Moderator: Ralph Santitoro, MEF Distinguished Fellow; Head of SDN/NFV/SD-WAN Services, Fujitsu Network Communications | Mark Gibson, Director of Product Management, Amdocs; Applications Committee Co-Chair, MEF  | Aloke Tusnial, CTO SDN/NFV, NEC/Netcracker - click here to download.

Part 3:  What Needs to be Standardized to Deliver Security-as-a-Service?

Moderator: Daniel Bar-Lev, Director, Office of the CTO, MEF | Nicolas Thomas, Consulting Systems Engineer, Fortinet - click here to download.

10:50am - 10:55am

Break

10:55am - 1:05pm

Workshop II – MEF 3.0 & LSO: Standardizing Inter-Provider & Intra-Provider APIs for Orchestrated Services

Part 1:  LSO Reference Architecture & Projects - Standardizing APIs at Multiple Interface Reference Points

Moderator: Chris Purdy, LSO Committee Co-Chair, MEF | Andy Mayer, PMTS, Network Cloud and Infrastructure, AT&T Labs; LSO Committee Co-Chair, MEF | Jack Pugaczewski, Distinguished Architect, CenturyLink | Mehmet Toy, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff, Verizon | Sarit Tager, VP of Research & Development, ECI  | Kenneth Dilbeck, VP Collaboration R&D, TM Forum

Part 2: Inter-Provider LSO Sonata APIs – Roadmap & Early Adopter Use Cases

Moderator: Chris Purdy, LSO Committee Co-Chair, MEF | Divesh Gupta, VP - Technology and Sales Operations, PCCW Global  | Raluca Sirbu, Director Network Infrastructure & Services, AT&T | Fahim Sabir, Director of Architecture & Development, Network on Demand, Colt | Christos Kolias, Principal Research Scientist, Orange Silicon Valley | Mark Gibson, Director of Product Management, Amdocs; Applications Committee Co-Chair, MEF

Click here to download.

1:05pm – 1:55pm

Lunch

1:55pm - 2:35pm

Workshop III – MEF 3.0 & 5G: Transport, Network Slicing, Orchestration & Fixed-Mobile Convergence

Moderator: Dan Pitt, SVP, MEF | Jeff Schwartz, AVP, Managed Network Services and Cloud Enablement, Tata Communications | Rami Yaron, Chair of MEF’s 5G Focus Group | Michael Gronovius, Director Business Development 5G Transport, Ericsson | Joan Garcia Espín, Director of Product Management, Zeetta Networks - click here to download.

2:35pm – 3:40pm

Workshop IV – Accelerating MEF 3.0 Adoption

Part 1:  Services, Technology & Professional Certification

Moderator: Greg Spear, Certification Committee Co-Chair, MEF; Solution Manager, Accedian | Bob Mandeville, President, Iometrix | Isabelle Morency, Head of Engineering & Standards, Iometrix - click here to download.

Part 2:  MEF 3.0 Implementations / Case Studies

Moderator: Daniel Bar-Lev, Director, Office of the CTO, MEF | Sarit Tager, VP of Research & Development, ECI | Jack Pugaczewski, Distinguished Architect, CenturyLink | Karthik Sethuraman, Sr. Software/SDN Architect, Optical IP Development, NEC/Netcracker | Bartosz Michalik, Technical Architect, Amartus | Gabriele Laghi, Manager Innovation, Sparkle - click here to download.

3:40pm - 3:55pm

MEF 3.0 and Telco Challenges & Opportunities

Gabriel SIDHOM, Vice President, Technology Development, Orange Silicon Valley - click here to download.

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Press Conference (Invitation Only for Press & Analysts)

4:00pm – 7:30pm

Proof Of Concept Showcase Demos and MEF 3.0 Implementation Projects in Networking Hall

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Opening Reception in Networking Hall

*9:00am - 5:30pm

LSO Hackathon

 

MEF18 Tuesday, 30 Oct

7:15am – 8:05am

Registration & Breakfast

8:05am - 8:10am

Welcome To MEF18

Kevin Vachon, Chief Operating Officer, MEF - click here to download.

8:10am - 8:20am

MEF Chairman’s Address

Michael Strople, Chairman, MEF; President Allstream, Managing Director - Canada, Zayo Group - click here to download.

8:20am - 8:35am

MEF President’s Address - Enabling Next-Generation Growth

Nan Chen, President, MEF; Executive Vice Chairman, CENX - click here to download.

8:35am - 8:55am

GIG+SDN: An Update on the Generational Moment

Kevin O'Toole, Senior Vice President, Product Management, Comcast Business - click here to download.

8:55am - 9:15am

Edge to Edge Intelligence

Josh Goodell, Vice President, Edge Solutions, AT&T - click here to download.

9:15am - 9:35am

Delivering Network Services for the Digital Economy

Satya Parimi, Group Vice President, Data Products, Spectrum Enterprise - click here to download.

9:35am - 9:55am

Partnering for Success - Building the Future Today

Eric Cevis, President, Verizon Partner Solutions - click here to download.

9:55am - 10:10am

The State of Automation and AI in Telecoms

Jan Karlsson, SVP & Head of Business Area Digital Services, Ericsson - click here to download.

10:10am - 10:55am

Enabling Orchestrated, Application-Driven Services Across a Global Ecosystem of Automated Networks

Moderator: Carol Wilson, Editor-at-Large, Light Reading | Marc Halbfinger, Chief Executive Officer, PCCW Global | Kyle Malady, Chief Network Operations Officer and Acting CTO, Verizon | John Paul Hemingway, CEO, SES Networks | Adam Saenger, Vice President Networking Solutions, CenturyLink - click here to download.

10:55am - 11:15am

Break

11:15am - 11:35am

Network Automation - Some Lessons We Have Learned During the Past 3 Years

Kevin Sheehan, CTO of the Americas, Ciena - click here to download.

11:35am - 11:55am

International Delivery - Cloud-Based

Jean-Claude Geha, Senior Vice President International Delivery Unit (SVP IDU), Strategic Programs, Deutsche Telekom AG - click here to download.

11:55am - 12:10pm

Next Gen Hubs - The Cloud Connectivity Cornerstone

Franck Morales, Vice President Marketing Connectivity Services, Orange Business Services - click here to download.

12:10pm - 12:30pm

Guest Enterprise Keynote: Sports, Concerts, Festivals, Facilities - The IT Glue Behind it All

The breadth of what AEG Worldwide does as a business - sports, concerts, festivals, facilities management - presents daunting challenges and amazing opportunities for the IT function. CIO Bill Martin shares how his "digital services" team has taken enterprise grade to a new level and how an entrepreneurial company has, well, grown up. He explains how IT keeps AEG's vast portfolio of independent businesses connected as it transitions to an all-cloud approach and shutters its data center. And he discusses the implementation of cutting-edge technologies at its hundreds of venues to increase customer engagement.

Bill Martin, CIO, AEG - the leading sports & entertainment company that owns or operates more than 100 venues worldwide, including the STAPLES Center (LA Lakers, LA Kings), Sprint Center, The O2 in London, Microsoft Theater, etc.

12:30pm - 1:10pm

The Role of SD-WAN in Digital Transformation

Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) is revolutionizing the enterprise WAN space in an irreversible manner. As enterprises embrace new solutions and technologies - hybrid cloud services, network security, SDN, NFV, to list few - that directly impact their digital transformation initiatives, SD-WAN has a key role to play in the DT process as it is redefining the way that WAN infrastructure physical networks and related network functions are deployed. In this panel, key service providers and vendors will discuss the impact of SD-WAN on major enterprise technology trends and how their organizations are enabling enterprises and partners to integrate SD-WAN into their DT initiatives.

Moderator: Roopa Honnachari, Industry Director, Business Communications Services & Cloud Computing, ICT, Frost & Sullivan | Jeff Lewis, VP of Product Management, Comcast Business | Ralph Santitoro, Head of SDN/NFV/SD-WAN Services, Fujitsu Network Communications | Nav Chander, Senior Director, Service Provider Marketing, Silver Peak - click here to download.

1:10pm - 3:15pm

Lunch, Proof Of Concept Showcase Demos and MEF 3.0 Implementation Projects in Networking Hall

3:20pm – 5:30pm

WAN Exchange Track - Addressing Enterprise Transformation Needs

Brought by WAN Summit.  Track Chair: Greg Bryan, Senior Manager, Enterprise Research, TeleGeography

MEF 3.0 Migration Track

Track Chair: Charlie Reed, Partner, ATLANTIC-ACM

3:20pm - 4:05pm

Seeking Peak Performance for Application-Aware Networks - Monitoring, SLAs & Quality of Experience

Moderator: Erin Dunne, Director of Research Services, Vertical Systems Group | Gert Vanderstraeten, Enterprise Architect, Microsoft IT Network Infrastructure Services (CSEO) | Michael Martin, Senior Enterprise Architect - Networking & Security, McKinsey & Company | Gunnar Peters, Senior Director, Emerging Networks, Spectrum Enterprise | Reuben Massey, Senior Enterprise Solution Architect, InfoVista - click here to download.

The Journey to Inter-Carrier Service Automation - Beginning with Service Fulfillment & Activation

Moderator: Stan Hubbard, MEF18 Program Director, MEF | Daniele Mancuso, Executive VP ICT Engineering, Sparkle | Dr. Ahmad Khalil, Associate Director, Tata Communications | Steve Marsh, CTO North America, Intraway | Jay Stewart, Principal Product Manager, Service Assurance, Spirent - click here to download.

4:05pm - 4:50pm

Experiences with SD-WAN Adoption – From PoC to Pilot to Roll Out

While some enterprise WAN managers continue to evaluate SD-WAN as a new technology, a growing number have deployed SD-WAN in their global network and accumulated experience with implementation and daily operation. This session will review experiences with SD-WAN adoption, evaluate results, and assess changes in network management prompted by SD-WAN. This panel will allow end-users, service providers, and vendors to explore experiences in integrating SD-WAN into the corporate network and to offer advice on issues and successes to look out for.

  • What is the business case for SD-WAN in several different verticals and how have those cases been met with the final product?
  • How should WAN managers time the SD-WAN transition?
  • How does SD-WAN impact overall WAN spending?
  • Most enterprises still plan to keep MPLS, how do network managers make that decision and right-size their MPLS exposure?
  • What virtual network functions do WAN managers deploy with SD-WAN?
  • Are there important differences between VNFs deployed from within SD-WAN and not as a part of SD-WAN service?
  • Should WAN managers move services from the branch to the vendors’ PoPs? What challenges or benefits does this lead to?
  • How should enterprises choose between vendor appliances and v/uCPE models?
  • Are v/uCPE models ready for the market, and can they provide cost savings over the hardware models?

Moderator: Greg Bryan, Senior Manager, Enterprise Research, TeleGeography | Manish Gupta, Chief Architect of Enterprise Infrastructure, Intuit | Jeff Lewis, VP of Product Management, Comcast Business | John Isch, Director of Network & Voice NAM, Orange Business Services | Chris Liou, VP Service Provider Product Management, Silver Peak - click here to download.

Proactive Service Assurance - Machine Learning & Analytics

Moderator: Brian Washburn, Practice Leader, Network Transformation & Cloud, Ovum | Mirko Voltolini, Global Head of Network on Demand, Colt Technology Services | Patrick Ostiguy, President & CEO, Accedian | Anssi Tauriainen, Director, Data Science, EXFO - click here to download.

4:50pm - 5:30pm

Your Carrier & You - What to Expect in an Era of End-to-End Service Automation

Moderator: Rob Schult, Research Director, TeleGeography | John Downs, Global Communications Manager, Bloomberg | Jonathan Beasley, Principal Architect, Refinitiv (former Finance and Risk business unit of Thomson Reuters) | Fahim Sabir, Director Architecture and Development, Network on Demand, Colt Technology Services - click here to download.

Universal CPE - Accelerating Service Delivery in Both Brownfield & Greenfield Deployments

Moderator: Charlie Reed, Partner, ATLANTIC-ACM | Elie Francis, Director of New Technology and Advanced Development, AT&T Labs | Eitan Schwartz, VP, Service Provider Line of Business, North America, RAD | Reinhard Florin, General Manager North America, Telco Systems - click here to download.

5:30pm – 7:15pm

Drinks Reception, Proof Of Concept Showcase Demos and MEF 3.0 Implementation Projects in Networking Hall

7:30pm - 10:30pm

MEF Awards Dinner

*8:30am - 5:30pm

LSO Hackathon

 

MEF18 Wednesday, 31 Oct

7:15am – 8:15am

Registration & Breakfast

8:15am - 8:20am

Chair's Remarks

Stan Hubbard, MEF18 Program Director

8:20am - 8:45am

MEF CTO Perspective

Pascal Menezes, CTO, MEF - click here to download.

8:45am - 9:05am

Partnering for Success

Viraj Parekh, Executive Director, Global Product - SDN/NFV, Managed Services, PaaS and Edge Solution, Verizon - click here to download.

9:05am - 9:30am

Fireside Chat

Roman Pacewicz, Chief Product Officer, AT&T    (Q&A with Tim Doiron, Principal Analyst, Intelligent Networking, ACG Research) - click here to download.

9:30am - 9:50am

Technology Trends Countdown

Erik Ekudden, SVP & CTO, Ericsson - click here to download.

9:50am - 10:10am

High Demanding VNF on Generic Cloud Stack

Luigi Migliaccio, VP Voice, Data & Messaging, International Delivery Unit, Deutsche Telekom - click here to download.

10:10am - 10:50am

Success Stories – Building Automated, Virtualized & Interconnected Networks Powered by LSO, SDN & NFV

Moderator: Rosemary Cochran, Principal & Co-Founder, Vertical Systems Group | Andrew Dugan, SVP Tech Planning Network Architecture, CenturyLink | Kevin Sheehan, CTO of the Americas, Ciena | Daniele Mancuso, Executive VP ICT Engineering, Sparkle - click here to download.

10:50am - 11:10am

Break

11:10am - 11:25am

Network Automation and Virtualization at the Digital Edge

Brian Lillie, Chief Product Officer, Equinix - click here to download.

11:25am - 11:40am

The Service Driven Network

Yogen Patel, Head of Product and Solutions Marketing, Amdocs Open Network - click here to download.

11:40am - 12:25pm

Universal CPE- and SD-WAN-Centric Approaches – Options for Flexible, Secure Service Delivery

Moderator: Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading | John Dickinson, VP of Engineering, Spectrum Enterprise | Eyal Aloni, Head of Service Provider Line of Business, RAD | Aloke Tusnial, CTO SDN/NFV, NEC/Netcracker | Rick Mashburn, Director of Systems Engineering, Fortinet - click here to download.

12:25pm – 1:10pm

Where Are You on the Road to Network Transformation?

Moderator: Dan Pitt, SVP, MEF | David Hughes, VP of Engineering, PCCW Global | Bart Oskam, CTO, Eurofiber | Dave Stehlin, General Manager, Lifecycle Service Assurance, Spirent | Sandeep Raina, Product Marketing Director, Service Assurance, InfoVista - click here to download.

1:10pm – 3:15pm

Lunch, Proof Of Concept Showcase Demos and MEF 3.0 Implementation Projects in Networking Hall

2:00pm – 5:30pm

4Q18 MEF Member Meeting - Editing Sessions

3:20pm – 5:30pm

Future of Networking – Hot Topics Track

Track Chair: Erin Dunne, Director of Research Services, Vertical Systems Group

The Journey to 5G

Track Chair: Rami Yaron, Senior Director, SDN/NFV Solutions, NEC/Netcracker and Chair of MEF’s 5G Focus Group

3:20pm - 3:40pm

The Future X Network – Enabling a New Digital Era

Anthony Peres, Director, IP Marketing, Nokia | Kevin Landry, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Nokia - click here to download.

Smart Communities & 5G

Mythili Arunachalam, Senior Manager, Solutions Architect, Smart Community Solutions, Verizon Wireless - click here to download.

3:40pm - 4:00pm

Multi-Domain, Application-Defined Advanced Global Interconnection Orchestration

Oleg Berzin, Senior Director of Technology Innovation, Equinix | Marco Naveda, Principal, Office of the CTO, Ciena - click here to download.

Leveraging LSO, SDN, NFV to Enable New Services with 5G

Andrew Krueger, Head of Solution Architecture, Amdocs - click here to download.

4:00pm - 4:15pm

Data on Demand Through Blockchain

Shahar Steiff, AVP New Technology, PCCW Global - click here to download.

Is MEF up to the 5G Services Challenges?

5G’s service-oriented nature promises to completely change the way services and networks are designed and architected. Up untill now, mobile and many fixed-line services have essentially been delivered over the public Internet with ‘best effort’ broadband access. However, these low-end services not only suffer from low ARPU, they effectively degrade service providers to being pipe/connectivity providers, while most of the gain goes to the OTTs. In order to prevail and move up the value chain service providers need to leverage their strengths – those that come with owning, managing, and controlling the network. In other words, they have a distinct advantage when providing services with clear SLAs and assurance. This is the essence of the 5G service-based network - a feat difficult in itself, made more difficult over multi-carrier networks. Hayim will describe steps service providers can take today to pave the way for 5G success, using the MEF 3.0 and LSO framework to ensure assured, dynamic inter-carrier service provisioning. 

Hayim Porat, CTO, ECI - click here to download.

4:15pm - 4:30pm

Metro Fabric: Simplify and Automate the Metro

The metro is a growing hotbed of activities, services, and revenue opportunities in networks worldwide. It provides end users with access to a wide range of differentiated services. Over the next 3-5 years dramatic transformations will take place. Major inflection points within the metro will be influenced by Cable Distributed Access Architecture (DAA), 5G, content hosting, and distributed cloud.  These inflections will drive upgrades in both the packet and optical domains. The metro will become a service Fabric unifying Ethernet, cable, broadband, mobile, and cloud-based offerings into a single control domain. Operations need to be automated to dynamically address shifting demands in networks. This presentation will discuss the above trends and technologies in an open framework for both packet and optical domains in a relentless march towards automated metro networks.

Aman Kapoor, Director of Product Management, Juniper Networks - click here to download.

Agile, Multi-Layer Optical Transport Services in the Era of 5G, IoT, and Hyperscale Cloud

This presentation explores the evolution of optical networks and next-gen transport services as emerging 5G, IoT, and hyperscale cloud applications drive new performance requirements for transmission infrastructure. Critical architectural implications include higher data rates, ultra-low latency (< 1 ms), cell densification, 4G to 5G migration, timing and synchronization, and shorter response times for both 5G radio links and the end-to-end, multi-layer high-capacity connections supporting packet and optical service delivery. New optical service opportunities include agile Layer 1 connectivity for 5G backhaul, midhaul, and fronthaul, as well as rapid provisioning of optical capacity enabled by software-driven (SDN, NFV, LSO) end-to-end multi-layer automation and control.

Rob Shore, SVP, Global Marketing & Sales Enablement, Infinera - click here to download.

4:30pm - 5:30pm

The Future of Optical Transport Services & Technologies

Speakers in this session will explore key factors shaping the future of optical transport services and technologies. This includes, among other things, changing requirements of network traffic, disaggregation of packet optical networks, and an increased focus on automation that brings the potential for operational cost savings and new revenue generating opportunities. We will explore hot areas of optical transport innovation and hear first-hand from participants in the MEF 3.0 Implementation for Orchestrated Multilayer Optical Transport PoC demonstration here at MEF18. The starting point for the MEF 3.0 implementation PoC is the recognition that automation must support multiple overlay and underlay network technologies beyond Ethernet, including OTN (Optical Transport Network). The PoC shows the MEF 3.0 LSO Presto NRP-TAPI Connectivity, Topology, and Notification APIs working collaboratively to illustrate automated service orchestration, fulfillment, and assurance for MEF 3.0 Subscriber Layer 1 Connectivity Services in an Ethernet/OTN overlay/underlay multi-technology, multi-layer, multi-domain network in support of bandwidth-on-demand and dynamic restoration use cases.

Moderator:  Ian Redpath, Practice Leader, Components, Transport & Routing, Ovum | Jack Pugaczewski, Distinguished Architect, CenturyLink | Jeff Babbiitt, Principal Solutions Architect, Fujitsu Network Communications | Karthik Sethuraman, Sr. Software/SDN Architect, Optical IP Development, NEC/Netcracker - click here to download.

Orchestrating 5G Network and Services Using LSO Presto

Orchestration of 5G-based services using LSO is an essential tool for effective multi-domain service fulfillment and assurance. In this session, we are going to explore the MEF work around 5G transport, network slicing, orchestration, and fixed wireless access. For the MEF 3.0 implementation project, NEC/Netcracker and IIT Demokritos will demonstrate how a commercial LSO implementation can fulfill and activate a MEF service and network slicing via the LSO Presto Network Resource Provisioning (NRP) API across its standards-based 5G Ready network. This session will highlight integration issues and the usability of the LSO Presto interface to keep pace with rapid developments of both LSO implementations and emerging 5G and network slicing technologies.

Moderator: Rami Yaron, Chair, 5G Focus Group, Co-Chair, Global Marketing & Education Committee, MEF | Valentin Plotnichenko, Senior Sales Engineer, NEC/Netcracker | George Xilouris, Research Fellow, NCSR Demokritos - click here to download.

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Drinks Reception & Booth Crawl, Proof Of Concept Showcase Demos and MEF 3.0 Implementation Projects in Networking Hall

Proof of Concept & MEF 3.0 Implementation Award Winners will be announced

 

MEF18 Thursday, 1 Nov

8:00am - 5:00pm

4Q18 MEF Members Meeting

 

MEF18 Friday, 2 Nov

8:00am – 5:00pm

4Q18 MEF Members Meeting

 

 

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