MEF17 Surpasses 50 Service Provider and Technology Vendor Sponsors

Spectrum Enterprise, Windstream, Tata Communications, EXFO, Silver Peak, Coriant, Fortinet, Neustar, Nokia, Atrinet, NoviFlow, and Viavi Solutions among latest to join

Los Angeles, California, UNITED STATES

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 29, 2017) - MEF, the driving force enabling agile, assured, and orchestrated Third Network services, is pleased to announce broad and growing support for its world-class MEF17 ( global networking event, to be held 13-16 November in Orlando, Florida, USA at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. With a target audience of 1,000+ attendees from 275+ companies and 35+ countries, MEF17 is the world's premier networking opportunity for communications executives and other senior professionals focused on application-aware Third Network services that are optimized for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world.

MEF17's list of 50+ sponsors includes leading service providers, technology solutions providers, software services and network consulting firms and testing companies. One-third of MEF17 sponsors are service providers.

Platinum Sponsors: AT&T, Comcast Business, PCCW Global, Spectrum Enterprise, and Verizon.

Gold Sponsors: CenturyLink, Amdocs, Ciena, EXFO, Fujitsu, InfoVista, RAD, and Silver Peak.

Silver Sponsors: C&W Networks, Epsilon, GBI, PLDT, Sparkle, Windstream, Zayo, Accedian, ADTRAN, ADVA Optical Networking, Canoga Perkins, CENX, Coriant, ECI, Fortinet, Infinera, Iometrix, MRV Communications, NEC/Netcracker, Neustar, Nokia, and Spirent.

Bronze Sponsors: Tata Communications, Amartus, Atrinet, CDG, Champion ONE, Datavision, Net2Edge, Niagara Networks, NoviFlow, Omnitron Systems, Telco Systems, and Viavi Solutions.

Activity Sponsor: Fibrenoire.

LSO Hackathon Sponsors: Clearcable and Local Backhaul Networks.

Additional Sponsors: To be announced soon.

"We are pleased by the pace at which sponsors have been committing their support to MEF17 and take their robust engagement as a sign of the dedication by industry innovators to accelerate the transition to a new generation of on-demand services," said Kevin Vachon, COO, MEF. "MEF17 is on track to be one of our most successful events to date, bringing together all of the key players enabling the development and delivery of these services over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO, SDN, NFV and CE 2.0."

MEF17 also will be supported by dozens of media, industry research, open source, and standards organization partners. Initial participating analyst firms include: 451 Research, ATLANTIC-ACM, Frost & Sullivan, IHS Markit, Ovum, TeleGeography, and Vertical Systems Group. Media partners include Converge! Network Digest, Telecom Review, Third Network News and others to be announced.

About MEF17
MEF17 is focused on Third Network connectivity and cloud services for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world. The event is on pace to be bigger and better than last year's popular MEF16 event, with a target of 1,000+ attendees from 275+ companies, 275+ service & technology executives, 120+ expert speakers, 120+ sponsors & event partners, 18+ Proof of Concept demonstrations, and more.

MEF's global networking events have developed a reputation for uniquely empowering industry stakeholders with high-quality program content, extraordinary peer-to-peer networking opportunities, and live demonstrations of cutting-edge services and technologies.

MEF17's program will build upon popular elements of last year's event while introducing several new activities. Elements include: world-class Plenaries, Sessions, and MEF Workshops; the 4th Proof of Concept Showcase; a vibrant Networking Hall; the 5th LSO Hackathon; an enhanced Global Media Hub; UNITE Partner participation; the new MEF Awards Party, and on-site MEF professional training courses and exams. 

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About MEF
MEF is the driving force enabling agile, assured, and orchestrated Third Network services for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world. The Third Network concept combines the agility and ubiquity of the Internet with the performance and security of CE 2.0 (Carrier Ethernet 2.0) networks. Third Network services provide an on-demand experience with user and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities. These new services are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), SDN, NFV, and CE 2.0.

MEF leverages its global 210+ network operator and technology vendor community, builds upon the robust $80 billion Carrier Ethernet services and technology market, and provides a practical evolution to the Third Network with LSO, SDN, and NFV implementations that build upon a CE 2.0 foundation. See for more information.

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Media Contact:
Jas McDonald
Witz Communications for MEF