MEF Third Network vision and strategy

The MEF

This white paper describes the MEF vision for the evolution and transformation of network connectivity services and the networks used to deliver them.

The MEF refers to this as the "Third Network" which combines the on-demand agility and ubiquity of the internet with the performance and security assurances of Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE2.0).

The Third Network will also enable services between not only physical service endpoints used today, such as Ethernet ports (UNIs), but also virtual service endpoints running on a blade server in the cloud to connect to Virtual Machines (VMs) or Virtual Network Function (VNFs).

This white paper originally published on the MEF website
 

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Commentary

5G and data center-friendly network architectures

Matt Walker / MTN Consulting

Webscale and transmission network operators' interests are aligning as the 5G era dawns

Matt Walker / MTN Consulting

Webscale and transmission network operators' interests are aligning as the 5G era dawns

Rémy Pascal / Analysys Mason

The launch of 5G by South Korean operators serves as a first benchmark for other operators around the world