MEF16 event builds momentum with 40 service provider & technology vendor sponsors

Date: Mon, 04/18/2016 - 19:31

MEF16 event builds momentum with 40 service provider & technology vendor sponsors

AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink, Global Capacity, Internexa, Telstra, Oracle, WebNMS, Cylance, CDG, Raisecom & Viavi among the latest to join

The MEF is pleased to announce growing momentum for the MEF16 global networking conference ( being held on 7-10 November 2016 at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel. More than 60 supporting companies and organizations are lined up so far, including 40 service provider and technology vendor sponsors and 22+ analyst, press, and other event partners.
Newly announced MEF16 sponsors include: Platinum Sponsors AT&T and Verizon; Gold Sponsors Oracle Communications and WebNMS; Silver Sponsors Global Capacity, Internexa, Telstra, and Cylance; and Bronze Sponsors CenturyLink, CDG, Raisecom, and Viavi Solutions.
“We are delighted to welcome a large group of additional event supporters who are focused on accelerating the industry transition to on-demand “Third Network” services delivered over networks powered by CE 2.0 (Carrier Ethernet 2.0), LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), SDN, and NFV,” said Kevin Vachon, Chief Operating Officer of the MEF. “We are especially pleased that service providers account for 40% of our sponsors. This includes a variety of operators that provide services in Asia, EMEA, Latin America, and North America.”

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

Platinum Sponsors: AT&T, Comcast Business, PCCW Global, and Verizon.
Gold Sponsors: Telecom Italia Sparkle, Accedian, Amdocs, CENX, Ciena, Fujitsu, Infovista, MRV, NEC / NetCracker, Oracle Communications, RAD, and WebNMS.
Silver Sponsors: Global Capacity, Internexa, Level 3, PLDT, Telstra, Windstream, XO, Zayo, Cylance, Iometrix, and Juniper Networks.
Bronze Sponsors: CenturyLink, ADVA Optical Networking, Amartus, Canoga Perkins, CDG, Datavision, Interface Masters Technologies, Omnitron Systems, Raisecom, Telco Systems, and Viavi Solutions.
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. Participating analyst firms include: ATLANTIC-ACM, Current Analysis, Dougherty &  Company, Frost & Sullivan, IDC, IHS Infonetics, Metanoia, MKM Partners, Ovum, TeleGeography, and Vertical Systems Group. Media partners include: Carrier Ethernet Linked-In Group, Converge! Network Digest, Ethernet Academy, SDxCentral, Telecom Review, TelecomTV, and Third Network News. Additional event partners include ON.Lab, Burner & Associates, Zonic Group, and others to be announced.

Above, image credited to the MEF

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