The defining body for Carrier Ethernet Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) and China’s SDN/NFV Industry Alliance inks a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the annual China SDN/NFV Conference held this week in Beijing.
The MoU was signed makes MEF’s LSO (Lifecycle Services Orchestration) as an enabler of SDN and NFV technologies, supporting dynamic packet-based services for business and mobile applications.
Commenting on the partnership, Nan Chen, President of the MEF said, “The MEF is delighted to be working with the SDN/NFV Industry Alliance to accelerate the industry transition to agile and assured services that are orchestrated over networks powered by LSO, SDN, and NFV. We look forward to collaborating with Chinese service providers and technology firms as well as other members of the Alliance within an innovative open networking ecosystem.”
Under the terms of agreement, MEF’s new OpenLSO (Open Lifecycle Services Orchestration) and OpenCS (Open Connectivity Services) will be utilized for introducing open source-based solutions.
The MEF, a global industry alliance comprising more than 200+ organizations including telecommunications service providers, cable MSOs, network equipment/software manufacturers, semiconductors vendors and testing organizations provide Third Network services for the digital economy. Third Network services are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks globally powered by LSO, SDN, and NFV.