An Overview of the Work of the MEF

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MEF Reference Presentation

June 2013

An Overview of the Work of the MEF

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Topics


MEF: Mission, Goals


Carrier Ethernet Definition, Services, Scope


Market Impact
and Applications


MEF Certification Programs


The Technical Work of the MEF


MEF Service Operations work


The Marketing Work of the MEF


MEF Membership and
Benefits

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Since 2001, Developing, Marketing and Certifying

Standards
for Carrier Ethernet Services

Standards

Compliance

Education

Operations

213 Members
-

119
Service Providers

-

40 Standards

689 Certified Products
(54 CE 2.0
)


-

854 MEF CECPs

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Global Expansion from Metro to Carrier Ethernet


The Beginning: Metro Ethernet


The MEF was formed in 2001 to develop ubiquitous business services for
Enterprise users principally accessed over optical metropolitan networks
to connect their Enterprise LANs



Expansion to Carrier Ethernet


The success of Metro Ethernet Services caught the imagination of the
world as the concept expanded to include


Worldwide services traversing national and global networks


Access networks to provide availability to a much wider class of user
over fiber, copper, cable, PON, and wireless


Economy of scale from the resulting converged business, residential
and wireless networks sharing the same infrastructure and services


Scalability & rapid deployment of business applications


Adoption of the certification program


While retaining the cost model and simplicity of Ethernet

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A ubiquitous, standardized, carrier
-
class Service and Network defined
by five attributes that distinguish it
from familiar

LAN based Ethernet




Carrier Ethernet Defined

for Business Users:


A set of certified network elements
that connect to transport Carrier
Ethernet services for all users, locally
& worldwide


Carrier Ethernet services are carried
over physical

Ethernet networks and

other legacy transport

technologies

for Service Providers:



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The 5 Attributes Carrier Ethernet (1)


Attribute 1:

Standardized Services


E
-
Line, E
-
LAN provide transparent, private line, virtual private line
and multi
-
point to multi
-
point LAN services.


A ubiquitous service providing globally & locally via standardized
equipment


Requires no changes to customer LAN equipment or networks and
accommodates existing network connectivity such as, time
-
sensitive, TDM traffic and signaling


Ideally suited to converged voice, video & data networks


Wide choice and granularity of bandwidth and

quality of service options

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The 5 Attributes Carrier Ethernet (2)


The ability for millions to use a network service that is ideal for the
widest variety of business, information, communications and
entertainment applications with voice, video and data


Spans Access & Metro to National & Global Services over a wide
variety of physical infrastructures implemented by a wide range of
Service Providers


Scalability of bandwidth from 1Mbps to 10Gbps

and beyond, in granular increments

Attribute 2:

Scalability

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The 5 Attributes Carrier Ethernet (3)

Attribute 3:


Reliability


The ability for the network to detect & recover from incidents
without impacting users


Meeting the most demanding quality and availability requirements


Rapid recovery time when problems do occur, as low as 50ms

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The 5 Attributes Carrier Ethernet (4)


Wide choice and granularity of bandwidth and quality of service
options


Service Level Agreements (SLAs) that deliver end
-
to
-
end
performance matching the requirements for voice, video and data
over converged business and residential networks


Provisioning via SLAs that provide end
-
to
-
end performance based
on CIR, frame loss, delay and delay variation characteristics

Attribute 4:

Quality of Service

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The 5 Attributes Carrier Ethernet (5)

Attribute 5:

Service Management


The ability to monitor, diagnose and centrally manage the network,
using standards
-
based vendor independent implementations


Carrier
-
class OAM


Rapid service provisioning

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Carrier Ethernet Terminology


UNI (User
-
to
-
Network Interface)


Physical interface/demarcation between service provider and subscriber


Service start/end point


Ethernet Virtual Connection (EVC)


An association of two or more UNIs


Three types of EVC


Point
-
to
-
Point


Multipoint
-
to
-
Multipoint


Rooted Multipoint (Point
-
to
-
Multipoint)


EVCs and Services


In a Carrier Ethernet network, data is transported across Point
-
to
-
Point, Point
-
to
-
Multipoint and Multipoint
-
to
-
Multipoint EVCs according to the attributes and
definitions of the E
-
Line and E
-
LAN services


NNI (Network
-
to
-
Network Interface)


Demarcation/peering point


Between service providers (ENNI)


Between service provider internal networks (I
-
NNI)


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Eight Ethernet virtual and port
-
based services

Delivers 3 powerful features: Standardized
Multi
-
CoS, Interconnect, Manageability

Enables enriched Mobile & Business Services

Enterprise and Cloud Applications,

New simple Ethernet access connections

Supported
by new services
-
oriented
Certification

A new generation of CARRIER ETHERNET

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Generations

Future

A Carrier
Ethernet
Generation
defines the
evolution of MEF
compliant
networks and
services

Carrier Ethernet 1.0
networks and
services enable
standardized
Ethernet services to
be delivered over
one provider’s
network

Carrier Ethernet 2.0
networks and services
enable multiple classes
of service and
manageability over
interconnected provider
networks

Carrier Ethernet
Future Generation

networks and services
will enable simplified
,
automated service
delivery

Carrier Ethernet Generations Framework

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Attributes

CE 2.0 Service Management


Automated management
Brings Scalability

3 Recent/New Specs for


SOAM, FM/PM

New Metrics

UNI

EVC
1

CoS
4

10 Mbps
CIR for VoIP

CoS 2

20Mbps
CIR for
VPN data traffic

68Mbps
for Internet Access

EVC
2

CoS 6

2 Mbps
CIR for
control

New CE 2.0 Class

of Service Extensions

Industry’s First Standardized Multi
-
CoS

Application & Distance
-
Oriented Performance Objectives for
Next Gen SLAs

Enables New Level of Network Efficiency, Responsiveness for Enterprises & MBH

CE 2.0 Multi
-
CoS

UNI

Retail Provider’s


CE Network

UNI

Cloud

ENNI

Wholesale

Access
Network

CE Exchange

ENNI

Integrates

autonomous,

CE networks, as a single

regional/global network

New Wholesale Service

simplifies lowers costs, adds revenue

CE 2.0 Interconnect

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Service Types

UNI

Multi
-
point to

Multi
-
point EVC

UNI

UNI

E
-
LAN


Multipoint L2
VPNs


Transparent LAN Service


Multicast
Networks

UNI

Point
-
to
-
Point EVC

UNI

E
-
Line


Virtual Private Lines (
EPL
)


Ethernet Private Lines (
EVPL
)


Ethernet Internet Access

UNI

UNI

UNI

Rooted
Multipoint EVC

E
-
Tree


Rooted
Multi
-
Point
L2 VPNs


Traffic Segregation


EP
-
Tree, EVP
-
Tree

ENN
I

UNI

Point
-
to
-
Point EVC

UNI

Carrier Ethernet

Access Network

Carrier Ethernet


Service Provider

E
-
Access

E
-

Access


Wholesale Access Services


Access EPL


Access EVPL

4 Port
-
Based services, 4 VLAN Aware Services

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Carrier Ethernet
Generation



Characteristics

Standardized

Multi
-
CoS, Managed, Interconnected

Services

E
-
Line

E
-
LAN

E
-
Line

E
-
LAN

E
-
Tree

E
-
Access

Services

Specs &

IAs

MEF 6

MEF 6.1 & 6.1.1, 33

MEF 22.1

Carrier Ethernet 1.0 & 2.0 Overview

Attributes

& IAs

MEF 10

MEF 10.2 & 10.2.1, 26.1

MEF 13, 20, 23.1

Management

MEF 7, 15

MEF 7.1, 16, 17, 30, 31

Supporting Work

MBH

2G/3G Migration

4G MBH Migration, MBH Optimization

Business Services

Metro, Regional

Local, Regional, National, Global


Application

, distance oriented,
Private

Cloud

Wholesale

-

Buy/Sell

Access Services

Enabled Applications

IA= Implementation Agreement See “MEF Technical Foundation” on MEF site

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Services Using E
-
Line Service Type

Ethernet Private Line (EPL)


Replaces a TDM Private line


Port
-
based service
with single service (EVC) across dedicated UNIs providing
site
-
to
-
site connectivity


Often delivered over SONET/SDH


Most popular with new providers
due to its simplicity


Example shows two CEs devices each with dedicated port on Network
equipment

Point
-
to
-
Point

Carrier Ethernet Network

Hosted
Application or
Branch Office

UNIs

UNI

UNI

ISP

POP

Internet

CE

CE

CE

Separate
Ports

CE

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Services Using E
-
Line Service Type

Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL)


More than just replacement of Frame Relay or ATM Layer 2 VPN services


Enables multiple virtual service
sconnections

each with multiple classes of
service, delivered over single physical connection (UNI) to customer premises


Most efficient service and becoming the most popular


Optimizes use of bandwidth and ports


Supports “hub & spoke” connectivity via Service Multiplexed UNI at hub site

Service
Multiplexed
Ethernet
UNI

Point
-
to
-
Point

Carrier Ethernet Network

UNI

UNI

CE

CE

CE

UNI

Internet

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Services Using E
-
LAN Service Type

Ethernet Private LAN


Port
-
Based


Each UNI is dedicated to the

EP
-
LAN service


Example use: Transparent LAN

Multipoint
-
to
-
Multipoint

CE

UNI

UNI

UNI

CE

CE

EP
-
LAN

Multipoint
-
to
-
Multipoint

Point
-
to
-
Point

ISP POP

Internet

UNI

UNI

CE

CE

UNI

UNI

CE

CE

EVP
-
LAN

Ethernet Virtual Private LAN


VLAN
-
Aware


Service Multiplexing allowed at UNI


Example use : Internet access and
corporate VPN via one UNI

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Services Using E
-
Tree Service Type

Ethernet Private Tree (EV
-
Tree)


Allow
root
-
root

and
root
-
leaf

communication
(but not leaf
-
leaf)


Provides traffic segregation for cloud services,
franchise applications, etc.


Requires dedication of the UNIs to the single
EP
-
Tree service


Ethernet Virtual Private Tree (EVP
-
Tree)


Allows each UNI to support multiple
simultaneous services


Multiple Roots are supported for resiliency


Leaf for one service may be root for another
service


Leaf

Leaf

Leaf

Rooted
-
Multipoint

EP
-
Tree

Root

UNI

UNI

CE

Root

Rooted
-
Multipoint

Multipoint to

Multipoint

CE

UNI

UNI

CE

EVP
-
Tree

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Services Using E
-
Access Service Type

E
-
Access Service Type defined in MEF 33


Simplifies and standardizes Access service interconnection,
buying & selling wholesale Ethernet,

delivery of off
-
net services


Access EPL


First UNI
-
ENNI Wholesale Service


Port based: at the UNI


May form part of EP
-
LAN service



Access EVPL


UNI
-
ENNI Wholesale Service


VLAN
-
Aware Service (at the UNI)


May form part of EVP
-
LAN service



End
-
User

ENNI

UNI

UNI

Ethernet Virtual Connection (EVC)

Access EPL

End
-
User

UNI

Carrier Ethernet

(Retail)*

Service Providers
,

Carrier
Ethernet Exchanges, etc.

Carrier Ethernet

(Access) *

Service Provider

End
-
User

ENNI

UNI

UNI

Ethernet Virtual Connection (EVC)

Access EVPL

End
-
User

UNI

Retail

Service

Provider

Access

Service

Provider

End
-
User

*The Retail Service Provider typically has the business relationship with the
end user and contracts with the Access Service provider. However, in more
than 90% of cases service providers take both roles, often at the same time.
Other market terms may also apply. The terms

Operator Virtual Connection,
OVC, or Operator should not be used in MEF marketing presentations

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Carrier Ethernet is Delivered Over Variety of Access Media

Carrier Ethernet provides consistent services delivered to users connected over
the widest variety of access networks

MSO/ Cable

COAX

Direct Fiber

WDM
Fiber

DS3/E3

Bonded Copper

Bonded T1/E1

Carrier 2

TDM

Ethernet

Ethernet

Ethernet

Ethernet

Ethernet

Ethernet

Ethernet

Direct
Fiber

IEEE 802.3z, ae,
G.8031, etc.

SONET/ SDH

PON Fiber

Ethernet

Ethernet

Ethernet

Ethernet over
Packet
Wireless

G.8032
Ethernet Ring

Ethernet

Carrier 1

UNI

ENNI

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Terminology

Notes

EVC:

Ethernet Virtual Connection

UNI:

User
Network
Interface.
the physical demarcation point between the responsibility of the
Service Provider and the responsibility of the Subscriber

ENNI:

External Network to Network Interface
; the physical demarcation point between the
responsibility of the two Service Providers


Best delivered using MEF certified services and products


“In a Carrier Ethernet network, data is transported across Point
-
to
-
Point and Multipoint
-
to
-
Multipoint Ethernet
Virtual Connections according to the attributes and definitions of the E
-
Line, E
-
LAN, and E
-
Tree services”

Note that provider edge (UNI
-
N) devices are
wholly within the provider Carrier Ethernet Network

UNI & ENNI demarcation points match diagrams in MEF 26 and later.

Where practical, lines between UNI
-
C and UNI
-
N etc., are not shown.

The demarcation points touch the edge of the clouds

Service Provider 1

Carrier Ethernet Network

CE

UNI

End User
Subscriber
Headquarters

UNI

CE

ENNI

Service Provider 2

End User
Subscriber
Branch Site

EVC

Carrier Ethernet Network

UNI

Hosted
Applications

Internet

UNI
-
N

ENNI
-
N

UNI
-
C

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CE 2.0 Manageability

Many Management Related Projects:
very active MEF Area

Recent and New Management Related Technical Work

Management Information Model (MEF 7.2)

SOAM Fault Management IA (MEF 30.1)

SOAM FM MIB (MEF 31)

SOAM Performance Monitoring IA (MEF 35)

SOAM PM MIB (MEF 36)

SOAM FM & PM YANG Modules (MEF 38, MEF 39)

UNI and EVC Definition of Managed Objects (MEF 40)

Upcoming Management Related Technical Work

Service Activation Testing (SAT)

SOAM Fault Management Phase 2 IA

Ethernet Service Latching Loopback

Service Activation Testing PDU & Protocol

Cloud/Dynamic Ethernet Information Model

Upcoming Related Services Technical Work

MEF 10.3 UNI & EVC Service Attributes

Ethernet Access Services with vNID option

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Market Impact

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Enabled Services & Applications

Retail and Wholesale Interconnect Business Services


New
Service Attributes Geared for Next Gen Applications



CE 2.0 for Mobile Backhaul


Blueprint for 4G/LTE, Small Cell


Carrier Ethernet as
Cloud Carrier


Business
-
Class Cloud Services


HQ

Branch

Internet

Hosted/Cloud

Applications

Carrier Ethernet

… Driving Market Growth

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Ethernet Business
Services

Principal Applications


Site
-
to
-
site access, server consolidation, business continuity/disaster recovery,
Enterprise
-
class cloud
-
based applications, Internet access, distributed
imaging, distributed storage area networks, VoIP, streamed/interactive video,
L2
-
VPNs, virtualization




Top Market Sectors


Finance, Healthcare, Education, Government, IT, Retail, Real Estate, Legal,
Media, etc…

Benefits


Scalability, control, reliability, performance, data center & server
consolidation, expedites and enables new applications


Cost reduction, revenue acceleration


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Record
-
setting double
-
digit CAGR continues

Source: Ovum, Sept 2012

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Total worldwide
bandwidth purchased for
Ethernet

Services exceeds legacy

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Worldwide Outdoor Small Cell Backhaul Connections

Worldwide New Macro Cell Connections

Ethernet Dominates in Both
Macro and Small Cells


6M+ New Connections by 2016


Small Cell hyper
-
growth but


actual Macro Cell growth higher

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MEF Certification: Enabling Standardization

The MEF Carrier Ethernet Certification Programs Certify:


….that service providers rely on to build
Carrier Ethernet
services




…..
that earns businesses trust by
conforming to MEF standards of quality
and performance






….with the proven knowledge and skills
to support Carrier Ethernet products and
services

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0
200
400
600
800
1000
Q3 11
Q4 11
Q1 12
Q2 12
Q3 12
Q4 12
Q1 13

MEF
-
CECPs
Cumulative


634 test
cases replace years

of test development


689 manufacturer &

service provider
products


2013: 28
new CE 2.0
companies


Accelerating deployment


Driver for growth



854 MEF
-
CECPs


44 countries


169 employer companies


Rigorous
technical exam








Driver for implementation


Driver for new providers



MEF Certification Program

Seven Accredited Training Providers

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Benefits of Certifying Services

Sales Benefits


Requirement in growing number of enterprise RFPs


Provides competitive advantage over non
-
certified services


Builds buyer confidence and speeds up sales process


Marketing Benefits


Widely recognized by business, institutional/government and wholesale
buyers


Aligns service portfolio with Carrier Ethernet industry standards


Ensures high level of consistency in products & services


Operational Benefits


Single testing process saves
time / costs on conformance
testing


Facilitates inter
-
carrier
connectivity


Helps tune internal processes

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Benefits of Certifying Equipment

Sales Benefits


Requirement in growing number of service provider RFPs


Provides competitive advantage over non
-
certified equipment


Builds buyer confidence and speeds up sales process


Marketing Benefits


Widely recognized by service provider and enterprise customers


Aligns product portfolio with Carrier Ethernet industry standards


Ensures high level of consistency in products & services


Technical Benefits


Single testing process saves time / costs on conformance testing


Facilitates
multi
-
vendor
deployments


Supports service provider services certification

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Applications of Carrier Ethernet

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Carrier Ethernet for Cloud Services


Predictably meets performance per SLAs
-

not via the Internet


Secure
-

unlike the Internet


Control
of Data Governance and Regulatory Compliance


Static Cloud Services deployed
today

Ethernet Cloud
Carrier(s)

Ethernet Cloud
Carrier(s)

Cloud
Service
Provider

to Cloud
Customer

Cloud

Service
Provider(s)

Cloud
Service
Provider(s)

Data
Center
Interconnectivity

Cloud Consumers

Top Priority MEF Work in Progress


Service extensions for automated

on
-
demand bandwidth, performance …


New management APIs

Cloud Services and SDN


CE already defines manageable,

programmable network elements


Collaboration
with ONF


MEF
Goal:
seamless
support for traditional and SDN approaches

and
non
-
disruptive to CE revenue
growth/profitability

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MEF: Enabling 4G/LTE
Deployment and Small Cell
Introduction


Migration to 4G/LTE


Small and Macro Cell Implementation


New MBH Multi
-
CoS best practices


New class of MEF doc:

16 implementation

recommendations


Fixed/Mobile Backhaul convergence


New
MBH
Work
in Progress


Tight synchronization for Small cells


Multiple providers/operators

New developments
build on CE 2.0

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MEF 33 Ethernet Access Services

First Wholesale Carrier Ethernet Service Type


Leverages new revenue from existing infrastructure


Greatly simplifies buying & selling wholesale Ethernet, delivery
of off
-
net services


Key for local, regional and global adoption of Carrier Ethernet

Ethernet Virtual Connection (EVC)

Service Provider

(Owns the customer relationship)

E
-
Access

CE

UNI

UNI

CE

ENNI

Access Service Provider

(Provides Wholesale Access to
remote customer location

Service
Type

Port
-
Based Service

(at the UNI)

VLAN
-
Aware Service

(at the UNI)

E
-
Access

Access EPL

Access EVPL

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Carrier Ethernet Interconnect

Interconnect elements, Carrier Ethernet Exchanges


Development and delivery of all
-
new new definitions to expand business between
providers has had big impact in the market


Carrier Ethernet Exchanges that support all 5 Carrier Ethernet attributes are key
to profitable scalability


Wholesale services driving new Off
-
Net business to existing and new Ethernet
service providers



UNI

Branch Office

UNI

Ethernet Access
Services

ENNI

Buying
Providers’
On
-
Net Network

Enterprise HQ

Enterprise

mid size branch
end
-
user

UNI

ENNI

Ethernet
Access Services

Long Haul

UNI

SOHO,

telecommuter,

end
-
user

Cloud

ENNI

Carrier
Ethernet
Exchange

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Interconnect Technical Components

Interconnect elements required to enable globally connected
Carrier Ethernet services













The MEF Global Interconnect specifications ensures support for all Carrier
Ethernet attributes between service providers

ENNI

UNI

UNI

Service
Provider

Service
Provider

End User

End User

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MEF Technical Committee


Technical Committee


The Technical Committee is

organized into Services, Architecture, Management,


Test & Measurement.


The Technical Committee has active liaisons with


other standards organizations.


Technical Overview of the Work of the MEF


The technical committee develops technical specifications,
implementation agreements, test specifications and position statements


A list of the Specifications, timelines, new work on progress are available
on the MEF web site




Detailed technical presentations are available on the MEF web site


www.metroethernetforum.org/presentations


www.metroethernetforum.org/techspecs

Standards

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Technical Committee Organization

Green shaded
box
indicates
active
area

Technical Committee

Service
Attributes

Service Definitions

Implementation
Agreements (IAs)

Eth Service Layer

Protocols

NE & Service
Management

Operations

ATS for Services

Legacy Services

Protection

External Interfaces

Information
Model & MIBs

ATS for External
Interfaces

Implementation
Agreements (IAs)

Implementation
Agreements (IAs)

Management

Architecture

Test

Services

Detailed technical presentations are available at

www.metroethernetforum.org/presentations

Published
documents and overview presentations
are available at

www.metroethernetforum.org/techspecs

SP Ad
-
Hoc

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Part of International Standards Community

Working inward

from the edge

Working outward

from the core

Making it work

together

The MEF’s role is largely additive to these organizations, developing necessary additional
specifications that are required to enable Carrier Ethernet. The MEF also provides inputs in
support of Carrier Ethernet to these bodies via its participating members and liaisons.


It is not within the scope of the MEF to endorse or otherwise the work of other standards
bodies and associations

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Complementary Standards Activities

Scalability

Goals


Reach consensus, bring MEF work to other bodies, re
-
use work of other bodies, work
with other bodies, avoid duplication, keep in communications

Reliability


Service Management

IEEE

IETF

ITU
-
T

Provider Bridge IEEE 802.1ad

Provider Backbone Bridge IEEE 802.1ah (MAC
-
in
-
MAC, and extended label space)

ITU
-
T SG 15 has referenced the MEF service work in their documents that describe EPL and
EVPL.

Layer 2 VPNs

IEEE

OIF

ITU
-
T

IEEE 802.1ag Fault Management

IEEE 802.3ah link OAM

ITU
-
T SG13 for Service OAM

Working with ITU SG 4 on harmonizing their work with MEF 7 and adding additional features
of interest to the MEF such as support of E
-
LMI

Customer signaling of Ethernet Services

IETF

MPLS Fast Reroute, graceful restart

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Service Area

Architecture Area

Management Area

Test and Measurement

Service Attributes

MEF 10.2

UNI & EVC Service Attributes
Phase 2

MEF 10.2.1
Amendment: Availability
and Resiliency Performance Attributes

MEF 26.1
ENNI rollup + Rooted
Multipoint EVC

MEF 29
Ethernet Service Constructs


ETH Service Layer

MEF 4
Part 1: Generic Framework

MEF 12.1
Part 2: Ethernet Services
Layer Phase 2

MEF 12.1.1
Amendment:
UTA, VUNI

Protocol Neutral Information
Model

MEF 7.2
Information Model

Abstract Test Suites (ATS) for
Services

MEF 9
ATS for Ethernet
Services at the UNI

MEF 14
ATS for Traffic
Management Phase 1

MEF 18
ATS for CES over
Ethernet

MEF 34
ATS for Ethernet
Access Services

External Interfaces: UNI

MEF 11
UNI Framework and
Requirements


External
Interfaces:
ENNI, VUNI

See MEF 26, 28, & 12.1.1

Protocol specific MIBs

MEF 31
SOAM FM/TC (SNMP)

MEF 31.0.1
Amendment: Service


OAM (SNMP)

MEF 36
SOAM PM (SNMP)


MEF 38
SOAM CFM/FM (Yang)


MEF 39
SOAM PM (Yang)


MEF 40
SOAM UNI and EVC

Service Definitions

MEF 6.1
Ethernet Services Definitions
Phase 2

MEF 6.1.1
Amendment: Layer 2 Control
Protocol (L2CP)

MEF 28
UNI Tunnel Access (UTA)
Service & Attributes

MEF 33
Ethernet Access Services

Protection

MEF 2
Protection Framework and
Requirements


MEF 32
Service Protection across
External Interface

NE & Service Management

MEF 15
Requirements for
Management of Carrier Ethernet
Phase 1


Network Elements

MEF 17
Service OAM
Requirements and Framework


ATS for External Interfaces

MEF 19
ATS for UNI Type 1

UNI Type 2 ATSs:

MEF 21


Part 1 link OAM

MEF 24
-

Part 2 E
-
LMI

MEF 25
-

Part 3 Service OAM

MEF 27


Part 5, Enhanced
UNI Attributes, Part 6, L2CP

MEF 37
ATS for ENNI Part 1

Legacy Services

MEF 3
Circuit Emulation Service
Requirements

Protocols

MEF 16
Ethernet Local
Management Interface (E
-
LMI)

Automated Operations

Implementation Agreements

MEF 8
Emulation of PDH
over

MENs

MEF 22.1
Mobile Backhaul

MEF 23.1
Class of Service

Implementation Agreements

MEF 13
UNI Type 1

MEF 20
UNI Type 2


Implementation Agreements

MEF 30.1
Service OAM FM
Ph

2

MEF 35
Service OAM PM

Technical Committee Dashboard (Completed Work)

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Service Area

Architecture Area

Management Area

Test Area

Service Attributes


MEF 10.3 UNI & EVC
Service Attributes


Layer 2 Control Protocol
(L2CP) Processing for MEF
Services


Performance Service
Attribute for packet
-
based
synchronization

ETH Service Layer



MEF 12.2 Part 2 (HNS &
Rollup)

Protocol Neutral Information Model


Interface Profiles for EMS, NE, RMI


Cloud Services Management
Interface

Management


Ad
-
Hoc: Creation
of Management
ATS

Protocol specific MIBs


Service MIB (SNMP) RVC and UNI,
ENNI,
vNID

RMI

Service Definitions


Ethernet Access Service
with vNID Function


Ethernet Service Definitions

(MEF 6.2)


Dynamic Responsive
Ethernet Service Definition


ENNI Services

Protection


Automated Operations


Service Activation Testing


Service Activation PDU


Ethernet Service Latching Loopback


Legacy Services

Protocols

Network Elements, Service Mgmnt

Implementation Agreements


Mobile Backhaul Phase 3


Class of Service Phase 3

Implementation Agreements


Implementation Agreements


MEF 30.1 Service OAM FM Phase 2


MEF 35.0.1 Service OAM PM
Amendment


MEF 35.0.2 Service OAM PM
Amendment

Technical Committee Dashboard (Work in Progress)

See MEF web site for list of current work in
progess

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May 2013

New MEF Service Operations Committee

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Operations

New Service Operations Committee

To define, streamline & standardize processes for buying,
selling, delivering and operating MEF
-
defined services

Standards

Compliance

Education

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Initial Focus Areas of Service Operations

Deal with Key Issues

(1) Qualification of providers (2) Lack of Standard ordering method

(3) Complexity of Ethernet ordering v. TDM (4)Regulatory impacts

CONTRACT



Boilerplate Service
Description for use
between providers


Common
Terminology

ORDER



Define order template


Work with providers
on adoption


QUALIFY



Geographic Coverage


Certification


Capability questionnaire





Operational Executive participation, liaise with Key SDOs

Impacts
scalability, efficiency, time to market, provisioning

Key to MEF Cloud
, SDN service automation goals

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Marketing Committee

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New Analyst Portal


MEF Web Sites: Your Online CE Resource

MEF Public Site

MEF Members Site

Members Webinars

Members Workspace

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MEF Executes Extensive Marketing Programs

Global Marketing


Educational Content and Programs


CE Marketing, Management, Cloud/SDN,
Services,
MBH Groups


Webinars, Public Papers, CE Summit

Analyst
Portal, Access Vendor Directory

Regional Marketing


Country and Regional Focus


Carrier Ethernet Awareness


Education, events, PR, AR


Associations relationships

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The Marketing Work of the MEF


Education


Development of case studies, presentations, videos, white

papers describing the MEF specifications and their

application in the marketplace



Industry leading marketing


Awarded “Best Marketing for a Private Company”
Light

Reading “Leading Lights” awards


Active participation in major events worldwide:


Carrier Ethernet World Congress, MPLS & Ethernet World Congress, ITW, Comptel etc.


Conducting keynotes and panel discussions by MEF members


Press briefings, MEF Speakers Bureau


Interoperability demos and technology showcases


Annual recognition: Service Provider Awards


For adopters of Carrier Ethernet in Americas, Europe and Asia



Marketing the MEF certification program


Publicizing Carrier Ethernet certification program, recognizing certification



Development of Tools for the Enterprise and Service Providers


Service Provider Tool Kit and Global Services Directory



Development of outbound marketing programs


Developing and expanding the awareness of the impact of a worldwide service level network on the industry by
marketing subcommittees and working groups


MEF, MEFTV, Ethernet Academy web for all things Carrier Ethernet

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MEF Web Site Resource Summary

Visit the MEF Public Site for


Latest news & world
-
wide
press coverage of Carrier
Ethernet

Members
-
Only Site includes


Access to
MEFTV

video case
studies


Up
-
to
-
date Carrier Ethernet
reference presentations


Access to MEF Global
Services Directory


Access to MEF technical
specifications and overview
summaries


Up
-
to
-
date MEF event and
conferences presentations


Written case studies


Latest technical dashboard,
glossary of over 350
technical terms


Membership information,
member listings, board and
committee members


Up
-
to
-
date list of all MEF
Certified companies,
services and products


MEF events, workshops,
seminars, agendas. (>50
worldwide per year)


MEF standardized network
icon library


>4,000 technical
documents, contributions


Large library of
presentations


Carrier Ethernet analyst
portal


Draft specifications, ballots,
mailing groups, discussions,
logistics


Member meeting info,
contacts, newsletters, etc


Guest Speaker and meeting
presentations

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MEF Membership

The work of the MEF is driven by a wide range of actively participating
members

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MEF Worldwide Community

Vibrant Active Worldwide Community


10
-
20 Weekly Calls in Technical, Marketing and Certification


40 Tech Specs completed, many additions


Many 1000s of technical contributions


On
-
line
CE
experts at the Ethernet Academy


New MEF Members Wiki

MEF Quarterly Meetings

Attended
by
200
+ of the world best and brightest Carrier Ethernet professionals

Product Managers, Marketing
-

Engineers, Architects
-

Business
Managers







20+ new technical projects in progress. Liaisons with other industry bodies

Q1 2013
San Diego, California

Q2 2013
Frankfurt, Germany

Q3 2013
Montreal, Canada

Q4 2013
Seattle Washington

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Benefits of Membership

Get critical early information on all Carrier Ethernet industry
developments, trends, specifications, standards & certification
programs

Increase
Awareness

Certify your equipment or services for industry
-
accepted MEF
compliance, enhancing your competitive advantage & stay ahead of
customer demand trends

Get Certified

Involve your top technical talent to drive new specifications, work
closely with other industry organizations & establish your position as
industry leader and visionary

Influence
Standards

Participate in MEF
-
sponsored events, gaining critical customer face
time & increasing your corporate visibility as a leading industry
participant

Corporate
Visibility

Work with the best and brightest at all levels of the industry’s food
chain, sharing ideas, pushing your initiatives forward & making
invaluable global contacts

Network &
Collaborate

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About MEF Membership


Unlimited number of participating employees


Attendance at quarterly meetings and all conference calls


Participation in industry
-
setting technical and marketing committees


Access to MEF members
-
only web site & committee email distribution
systems, with voting rights, exclusive access to 500 annual technical and
marketing contributions, sales and marketing tools, analyst portal


Actively participate in MEF Marketing events, conference speaking
opportunities


Access to MEF Certification Program


Participation the new Global Services Directory Program


Use of logo to support corporate credibility


Access to MEF
-
sponsored research

Annual Fee Includes:

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Benefits

Summary


Technical Awareness to Support your
Product and Service Decisions


Better Customer Position Through MEF
Certification


Improved Marketing Capabilities Using
MEF Content & Programs


Industry and Enterprise Visibility Through
MEF Marketing


Best Practices/Knowledge Transfer via MEF
Member Dialogue


International Business Development
Opportunities



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