MEF’s Global Ethernet Networking 2014 (GEN14) event announces first round of participating sponsors

Date: Thu, 03/20/2014 - 19:10

MEF’s Global Ethernet Networking 2014 (GEN14) event announces first round of participating sponsors

GEN14 will define the future of network-enabled cloud, data, and mobile services powered by converging Carrier Ethernet 2.0, SDN, and virtualization technologies

MEF Global Ethernet Networking 2014 (GEN14) is pleased to announce the first group of participating sponsors at the industry-wide conference being held on November 17-20, 2014 at the Gaylord National in Washington, D.C. With a target audience exceeding 1,200 attendees, GEN14 is the must-attend networking event of the year for professionals involved in the Carrier Ethernet (CE) services & technology industry that consists of retail, wholesale, and mobile service providers; data center providers; cloud service providers; mid to large businesses; government organizations; utilities, network solutions vendors; the press; analysts; investors; and others.

GEN14’s initial sponsor list of two dozen companies includes leading global, national, and regional service providers, network technology and management solution providers, training companies, and testing firms.

Platinum Sponsors include: Comcast Business, Cox Business, Juniper Networks, Lumos Networks, and PCCW Global.

Gold Sponsors include: CENX, InfoVista, MRV Communications, Overture Networks, RAD, Telco Systems, and Telecom Italia.

Silver Sponsors include: Allstream, Global Capacity, Iometrix,  Spirent Communications, Tech 2000, Transition Networks and Veryx Technologies.

Bronze Sponsors include: EANTC, INOC, Omnitron Systems, and Raisecom Technology.

“We are excited by the strong level of early support GEN14 has received from service and technology solutions providers around the world, as well as industry & equity analyst firms, global media partners, and other organizations,” stated Nan Chen, President of the MEF. “We are delighted to announce this first round of participating sponsors and look forward to working with each of these companies and additional sponsors to develop a world-class conference experience.”

GEN14 will bring together a global array of industry executives and other Carrier Ethernet, SDN, Network Functions Virtualization, and Cloud experts from across the CE services and technology ecosystem to contribute to the event’s program and networking opportunities. Every aspect of GEN14 is being developed with the paramount goal of empowering industry professionals with the highest-quality information, analysis, and peer-to-peer networking opportunities possible to help them successfully navigate through today’s pressing cost, revenue, and business process challenges.
GEN14 will encompass industry-leading keynote speakers, educational roundtables and panels, a services and technology demonstration center (including proof-of-concept and other CE, SDN, NFV, and cloud services demos), an exhibit floor, a networking lounge, and a vibrant media hub.

For program and sponsorship information, contact MEF GEN14 Program Director Stan Hubbard at

For event registration and other information, see

Above, Nan Chen, President of the MEF



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