MEF’s Global Ethernet Networking 2014 (GEN14) event builds momentum with 11 new sponsors

Date: Tue, 04/29/2014 - 17:53

MEF’s Global Ethernet Networking 2014 (GEN14) event builds momentum with 11 new sponsors

Verizon, AT&T, Tata Communications, and Colt Technology Services among the latest to join

The MEF is pleased to announce growing sponsor support for the industry-wide Global Ethernet Networking 2014 (GEN14) conference being held on November 17-20, 2014 at the Gaylord National in Washington, D.C. Several dozen leading global, national, and regional service providers, network technology and management solution providers, training companies, testing firms, and other organizations have lined up to sponsor GEN14.
Eleven new GEN14 sponsors have joined since mid March. New service provider sponsors include: Verizon, AT&T, Tata Communications, and Colt Technology Services. New network solutions vendor and other sponsors include Cisco, Ericsson, Ciena, Oracle, Neustar, Perpetual Solutions, and Pulsecom.
“GEN14 is well on the way toward assembling the world’s largest gathering of the buyers and sellers of Carrier Ethernet (CE) services and the networking infrastructure used to support these services,” said Kevin Vachon, Chief Operating Officer of the MEF. “We are particularly pleased to enjoy the participation of leading providers of retail and wholesale Ethernet services in multiple geographic regions. These companies will play critical roles in shaping the future of the CE services and CE-enabled cloud services markets and in driving network requirements associated with the convergence of CE, SDN, virtualization, and packet optical technologies.”
“We have a great new networking event in North America—GEN14—which is going to be the place to be for professionals involved in all aspects of the Carrier Ethernet industry,” stated Michael Howard, Principal Analyst and Co-Founder of Infonetics Research. “The MEF is assembling an impressive line-up of service provider and network market leaders, many of whom have been and are at the forefront of industry innovation. I choose to participate in shows where I can learn about the latest ideas, trends, and technologies from the people and companies involved in creating them, and that’s why we at Infonetics Research are planning to participate in the November event.”

The current list of GEN14 sponsors include:
Platinum Sponsors: Cisco, Comcast Business, Cox Business, Ericsson, Juniper Networks, Lumos Networks, PCCW Global, and Verizon.

Gold Sponsors: CENX, Ciena, InfoVista, MRV Communications, Oracle, Overture Networks, RAD, Tata Communications, Telco Systems, Telecom Italia, and Telecom Italia Sparkle.

Silver Sponsors: Allstream, Colt Technology Services, Global Capacity, Iometrix,  Neustar, Perpetual Solutions, Spirent Communications, Tech 2000, Transition Networks, Veryx Technologies, and Zoho Corp. WebNMS.

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

The GEN14 Mobile App and the Welcome Reception is sponsored by AT&T.

Above, Kevin Vachon, Chief Operating Officer of the MEF


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