MEF16 Networking Event launches with more than 25 initial service provider & technology vendor sponsors

Date: Tue, 03/01/2016 - 13:41

MEF16 Networking Event launches with more than 25 initial service provider & technology vendor sponsors

Focused on dynamic, assured & orchestrated “Third Network” services powered By CE 2.0, LSO, SDN & NFV

The MEF is pleased to announce the first set of participating sponsors at the MEF16 global networking conference to be held during 7-10 November 2016 at the Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel. With a target audience of 1,200+ attendees from more than 300 organizations and 35+ countries, MEF16 is the must-attend annual networking event for executives and other senior professionals involved in the Carrier Ethernet and burgeoning Third Network services & technology ecosystem.
“We are excited by the excellent support MEF16 has received from service and technology companies looking to speed the shift to dynamic, assured, and orchestrated “Third Network” services optimized for the hyper-connected world,” said Kevin Vachon, COO of the MEF. “Just over the horizon, we can envision a growing number of game-changing services being delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by Carrier Ethernet 2.0, LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), SDN, and NFV. MEF16 will present a roadmap for how we get there and demonstrate the type of innovations we can expect along the way.”

MEF16’s initial sponsor list of 28+ companies includes leading global, national, and regional service providers, technology solutions providers, software services and network consulting firms, and testing companies.

Platinum Sponsors: Comcast Business and PCCW Global.
Gold Sponsors: Telecom Italia Sparkle, Accedian, Amdocs, CENX, Ciena, Fujitsu, Infovista, MRV, NEC / NetCracker, and RAD.
Silver Sponsors: Level 3, PLDT, Windstream, XO Communications, Zayo, Iometrix, and Juniper Networks.
Bronze Sponsors: ADVA Optical Networking, Amartus, Canoga Perkins, Datavision, Interface Masters Technologies, Omnitron Systems, and Telco Systems.
Additional Sponsors: Fibrenoire as well as others to be announced soon.

MEF16 also will be supported by dozens of media, industry and equity research firms, standards and open source organizations, and other partners. Initial participating analyst firms include: ATLANTIC-ACM, Current Analysis, Dougherty &  Company, Frost & Sullivan, IDC, IHS Infonetics, Metanoia, MKM Partners, Ovum, TeleGeography, and Vertical Systems Group. Early media partners include: Carrier Ethernet Linked-In Group, Converge! Network Digest, Ethernet Academy, SDxCentral, Telecom Review, TelecomTV, and Third Network News. Media relations and event partners include Burner & Associates, Zonic Group, and others to be announced soon.

Above, Kevin Vachon, COO of the MEF



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