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Whether you are involved in selling inter-carrier services or buying them, MEF18 is a must attend event and here is why:
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This is your opportunity to speak with all of your Tier 1 and Tier 2 partners from across the globe.
Capitalize on having both your current and potential partners, customers, suppliers in a single, relaxed and open environment.

And don’t forget the analysts and journalists are anxious to understand your plans and both listen and inform on your input for the future of automated inter-carrier services.

Keynote & Featured Speakers for wholesale buyers and sellers

Eric Cevis

President, Verizon Partner Solutions

Marc Halbfinger

CEO, PCCW Global

Jean-Claude Geha

SVP Int'l Services & Technology Delivery, Deutsche Telekom AG

Roman Pacewicz

Chief Product Officer, AT&T Director MEF

Mirko Voltolini

Global Head of Network on Demand, Colt Technology Services, Director, MEF

Kevin O'Toole

Senior Vice President Product Management, Comcast Business

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Generate and vet your strategies on how you can best enable your inter-carrier partnerships and help get costs down.
Get the latest on the APIs that enable frictionless inter-carrier business operations.
20 API-driven Proof-of-Concept demonstrations from 50 companies covering
  • Blockchain-based, automated commercial settlement
  • Automated fulfilment & activation of services
  • Multi-layer orchestration of connectivity services
  • Service assurance using machine learning and data sciences
  • SD-WAN, NFV and uCPE based service
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5G is practically here, its time to ensure you have the right plans to earn your revenues in the 5G market.
Understand 5G, its impact on the market, and the changing transport service requirements.
The Journey to 5G

5G Track – for access providers and buyers of transport services

Absorb a full afternoon focused on the Journey to 5G that covers new service opportunities, and hence new business opportunities enabled by LSO, SDN and NFV. Understand the role of optical transport services in addition to Carrier Ethernet services in the 5G, IoT, and hyperscale cloud environment. And assess the ability to orchestrate and automate operations for 5G networks using standards-based LSO APIs.

MEF 3.0 & 5G Workshop – for the technologist

Get the latest on MEF 3.0 & 5G with the Transport, Network Slicing, Orchestration & Fixed-Mobile Convergence panel featuring speakers from Tata Communications, NEC/Netcracker, MEF leadership, and more.

Keynote & Featured Speakers

Erik Ekudden

SVP & CTO, Ericsson

Marc Halbfinger

CEO, PCCW Global

Jeff Schwartz

AVP, Managed Network Services and Cloud Enablement, Tata Communications

Kevin O'Toole

Senior Vice President Product Management, Comcast Business

Eric Cevis

President, Verizon Partner Solutions

Rami Yaron

Senior Director SDN/NFV Solutions, NEC/Netcracker, Director, MEF

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How will you best leverage Broadband with SD-WAN; scale it, sell it and maximize profits?
Learn about the opportunities provided by SD-WAN coupled with Broadband services to deliver enhanced value to current and new business customers.
Orchestrating dynamic SD-WAN Services over Multiple Operators

SD-WAN Adoption Experiences & its Role in Digital Transformation

Listen in to the perspectives of key analysts, enterprise architects, technology suppliers and service providers covering proof-of-concept, pilot and full service roll-outs of various SD-WAN service solutions.

Proof-of-Concept Demonstrations

Enjoy multiple PoC demonstrations led by network service providers, including three PoCs focusing on SD-WAN:

  • Instantiation and Delivery of SD-WAN over a Virtualized and Orchestrated Wholesale Carrier Ethernet Access Service
  • Towards a Multi-vendor Orchestrated SD-WAN: LSO-enabled Solution with Open Source Orchestrator and Contain-based uCPEs
  • Zero Touch Services with SD-WAN

WAN Exchange Track brought to you by

The WAN Exchange track brings together leading enterprise, analysts and service providers to discuss, debate and reveal the state of adoption of automation and assured services including SD-WAN.

Plus, Keynote & Featured Speakers including

Jeff Lewis

Jeff Lewis

VP of Product Management, Comcast Business

John Isch

John Isch

Director of Network and Voice NAM, Orange Business Services

Nav Chander

Nav Chander

Sr. Director, Service Provider Marketing, Silver Peak

Ralph Santitoro

Ralph Santitoro

Head of SDN/NFV/SD-WAN Services, Fujitsu Network Communications; MEF Distinguished Fellow, Director, MEF

Roopa Honnachari

Roopa Honnachari

Industry Director, Business Communication Services & Cloud Services, ICT Practice, Frost & Sullivan

Greg Bryan

Greg Bryan

Senior Manager, TeleGeography

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Are you delivering the best value to your customer? Discover the latest in Ethernet access services.
Can you maximize performance without adding equipment and driving up TCO. Discover managed access services and how to best address cost-effective performance assurance.
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