Interop New York to Feature Carrier/Service Provider Forum Presented by MEF

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Jul 24, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The data communications industry is undergoing a paradigm shift that will enable service providers to provide more dynamic connectivity, orchestrated over much more efficient, automated, and interconnected networks. The Carrier/Service Provider Forum at Interop New York will explore how the convergence of Carrier Ethernet 2.0, software defined networking, and virtualization technologies is driving this transformation, promising to unleash a new wave of service innovation that will help fuel productivity gains for the digital enterprise. 

Interop New York - Sept. 29 - Oct. 3 - Javits Convention Center. (PRNewsFoto/UBM Tech)

The Forum, open to all qualified carrier/service provider attendees and interested enterprise IT experts, will take place during Interop New York on Wednesday, October 1 from 1:30 to 4:00 pm.

Stan Hubbard, Director of Communications and Research for the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), will moderate a panel of carrier experts as they detail the future of the services and networking landscape and discuss a host of new digital enterprise-friendly service capabilities that are emerging in the market. Forum speakers will also examine new service and security demands as a wide range of connected devices, intelligent control systems, and sensors increasingly automate our lives.

"Service providers are an integral group within the Interop New York community," said Interop General Manager Jennifer Jessup. "By partnering with the MEF, the industry's defining body for Carrier Ethernet services, Interop is able to present valuable content around new trends within carrier infrastructure and service offerings." 

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About MEF

A communications industry alliance consisting of more than 225 member organizations, the MEF is the defining body for Carrier Ethernet and the driving force behind the global market for Carrier Ethernet services & technologies. The MEF operates through a powerful collaborative framework where service providers, network solutions suppliers, and other member companies contribute to the development of technical and operational specification, certification, and marketing programs. The MEF has enabled Carrier Ethernet adoption and tremendous communications-related cost savings and productivity gains for service providers and end-users worldwide over the past decade. Building on this success, the MEF is now focused on enabling a new generation of agile, assured connectivity services that are orchestrated over more efficient, automated, and interconnected global networks. 

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