Los Angeles, 4 October 2018 – MEF is pleased to announce a record level of industry support for the MEF18 global networking event that will be held 29 October – 2 November 2018 at the JW Marriott LA LIVE Hotel in Los Angeles, California.

More than 125 supporting companies and organizations are lined up thus far, including 62 service provider and technology-related sponsors and 66 enterprise, service provider, media, analyst firm, and other partners. The event has a target audience of more than 1,000 attendees from 275+ companies and 35+ countries.

“MEF18 is the must-attend networking event for executives and other senior professionals focused on accelerating worldwide adoption of assured services across automated networks,” said Kevin Vachon, COO, MEF. “We are absolutely delighted by the extraordinary support for this year’s show. Educational sessions, keynotes, Proof of Concept demonstrations, and more will showcase industry progress in defining, delivering, and certifying emerging MEF 3.0 services that provide unprecedented user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities.”

Register here for MEF18. Qualified business, government, and other service end-users are eligible to attend the event for free.

MEF18’s current list of 62 sponsors includes leading service providers, technology solutions providers, and software services, network consulting, testing, and training companies.

Platinum Sponsors: AT&TComcast BusinessDeutsche TelekomPCCW GlobalSpectrum EnterpriseVerizon, and Ciena.

Gold Sponsors: Orange Business Services, AmdocsEricsson, FujitsuInfovistaRADSilver Peak, and Spirent.

Silver Sponsors: CenturyLinkEquinixPLDTSES NetworksSparkleAccedianCoriantECIEXFOFortinetIntrawayIometrixJuniperNEC/NetcrackerNokia, and Telco Systems.

Bronze Sponsors: AllstreamColt Technology ServicesTata CommunicationsTelefónica,  albis-elconAmartusCanoga PerkinsCDGCentec NetworksCriterion NetworksDatavision,DGIT SystemsEkinopsInfineraInmanta NVNeustarNi2NoviFlowOmnitron SystemsSandvineSDN EssentialsVersa NetworksViavi Solutions and YumaWorks.

Activity Sponsors: EurofiberFibrenoireUfinetCataworxClear, and Zeetta Networks.

LSO Hackathon Sponsor: Local Backhaul Networks.

MEF18 enjoys the support of 66 guest enterprises, associated service providers, industry organizations, industry research firms, media companies, and other event partners.

Enterprises with Guest SpeakersAnschutz Entertainment Group (AEG)BloombergIntuitMcKinseyMicrosoft (Core Services Engineering & Operations), and Refinitiv (former Financial and Risk business unit of Thomson Reuters).

Associated Service ProvidersBringComCBCcomIsocelLiquid TelecomSimbaNetSingtelTELUSVodafone, and Zayo.

Participating OrganizationsMEF and TM Forum.

Media and Analyst Relations PartnerWitz Communications.

Participating Analyst FirmsACG ResearchAnalysys MasonATLANTIC-ACMBattle Green ResearchBroadband Success PartnersDell’Oro GroupFrost & SullivanFuturiomGlobalDataHeavy ReadingIHS MarkitMetanoiaOvumTeleGeography and Vertical Systems Group.

Media PartnersLight ReadingCapacityWAN SummitConverge! Network DigestTelecom ReviewCarrier Ethernet Linked-InCIO ReviewDiario TIFierceTelecomMind CommerceNetzpalaverNetzwerker,NewsBytesPipelineSDxCentralTelecom RamblingsTelecom ResellerTelecom TimesTelecomDriveTelecompaperTelecompetitorTeleSemanaTyN Magazine, and Vanilla+.

MEF Certified Professionals Training Partner:  Perpetual Solutions.