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Proof of Concept Showcase Overview

50+ companies participated in the PoCs this year! 

The fifth annual Proof of Concept (PoC) Showcase featured live service and technology demonstrations involving dozens of companies. The PoCs provided valuable insight into how agile, assured, and orchestrated services can be delivered across automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks in accordance with the MEF 3.0 framework. Many of the PoC demonstrations highlighted how service providers can implement different aspects of MEF 3.0 services – such as automated fulfillment and activation, service assurance, etc – using published and draft standards and concepts from MEF, as well as other industry organizations and open source projects. This included demonstration of MEF 3.0 concepts related to emerging standardized, orchestrated services and LSO APIs that enable orchestration across multiple providers and over multiple network technology domains (e.g., Optical Transport, CE, IP, 5G, etc).

Showcasing Innovative Commercial Solutions and MEF 3.0 Implementation Projects

The Showcase included two types of PoC demonstrations: those proposed specifically for MEF18 highlighting collaborative and highly differentiated commercial solutions as in past years and, for the first time, demonstrations of MEF 3.0 Implementation projects driven by MEF members.

Questions & information:

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Automated Commercial Interaction

Service Fulfilment and Activation

Multi-Layer Services


Service Assurance