MEF18 surpasses 50 service provider and technology sponsors

Date: Fri, 08/03/2018 - 15:27

MEF18 surpasses 50 service provider and technology sponsors

Deutsche Telekom, Equinix, PLDT, Colt, Telefónica, Ufinet, Amdocs, Riverbed, Silver Peak, Spirent, Juniper, Nokia, albis-elcon, Criterion Networks, Ekinops, Inmanta NV, and YumaWorks among latest sponsors to join

MEF is pleased to announce broad and growing support for the MEF18 global networking event to be held 29 October – 2 November 2018 at the JW Marriott LA LIVE Hotel in Los Angeles, California. More than 70 supporting companies and organizations are lined up so far, including 50+ service provider and technology-related sponsors and 20+ analyst, press, and other partner companies.
With a target audience of more than 1,000 attendees from 275+ companies and 35+ countries, MEF is the must-attend networking event for executives and other senior professionals shaping the communications landscape.
“MEF18 has received tremendous support from across the industry, especially from domestic and international service providers who represent one-third of all sponsors and nearly all Platinum sponsors,” said Kevin Vachon, COO, MEF. “At MEF18, we will bring together leading innovators who are committed to accelerating development and deployment of agile, assured, and orchestrated services that are aligned with the goals of the MEF 3.0 framework. These new, game-changing services empower users with the dynamic performance and security required to thrive in the digital economy.”

MEF18’s list of 50+ sponsors includes leading service providers, technology solutions providers, and software services, network consulting, testing, and training companies.

Platinum Sponsors: AT&T, Comcast Business, Deutsche Telekom, PCCW Global, Spectrum Enterprise, Verizon, and Ciena.

Gold Sponsors: Amdocs, Fujitsu, InfoVista, RAD, Riverbed, Silver Peak, and Spirent.

Silver Sponsors: CenturyLink, Equinix, PLDT, SES Networks, Sparkle, Accedian, Coriant, ECI, Intraway, Iometrix, Juniper, NEC/Netcracker, and Nokia.

Bronze Sponsors: Colt Technology Services, Tata Communications, Telefónica, albis-elcon, Amartus, Canoga Perkins, CDG, Centec Networks, Criterion Networks, Datavision, DGIT Systems, Ekinops, Inmanta NV, Neustar, Omnitron Systems, SDN Essentials, Viavi Solutions, and YumaWorks.

Activity Sponsors: Eurofiber, Fibrenoire, and Ufinet.

LSO Hackathon Sponsor: Local Backhaul Networks.
MEF18 is on track to be supported by dozens of industry research firms, media companies, open source projects, standards organizations, enterprises, and other event partners.

Media and Analyst Relations Partner: Witz Communications.
Participating Analyst Firms: ACG Research, Analysys Mason, ATLANTIC-ACM, Battle Green Research, Broadband Success Partners, Frost & Sullivan, Futuriom, GlobalData, Heavy Reading, IHS Markit, Metanoia, Ovum, TeleGeography, and Vertical Systems Group.

Media Partners: Light Reading, Converge! Network Digest, Telecom Review, and others to be announced soon.


Above, Kevin Vachon, COO, MEF


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