MEF announces finalists for 2017 Awards to be unveiled at MEF17

Date: Wed, 11/01/2017 - 19:46

MEF announces finalists for 2017 Awards to be unveiled at MEF17

40 prestigious awards recognize service, application, technology, and professional excellence

MEF, the driving force enabling agile, assured, and orchestrated services, announced finalists for the MEF 2017 Awards, which recognize service, application, technology, and professional excellence and innovation. MEF’s Awards program is the largest in the world focused on emerging dynamic network services powered by LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), NFV, SDN, and Carrier Ethernet.
Award Winners will be revealed on Tuesday, 14 November at the MEF17 (www.MEF17.com) global networking event, to be held 13-16 November in Orlando, Florida at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. Finalists and Winners will be celebrated during the MEF17 Awards Party, 7pm – 10pm on 14 November. Register here for MEF17 and the party.
“We are delighted to congratulate 35 companies for being chosen as 2017 Awards Finalists,” said Nan Chen, President of MEF. “We appreciate the diligent efforts of the many companies who made submissions this year. MEF looks forward to recognizing the standout leaders who are transforming the services and networking landscape with cutting-edge innovations.”
The judging panel for the MEF Awards was comprised of 13 global and regional senior analysts from ATLANTIC-ACM, Battle Green Research, Frost & Sullivan, Global Data, IHS Markit, Metanoia, Ovum, and Vertical Systems, in addition to independent judges.

Service Provider Awards Finalists recognize leadership in the delivery of global, regional, retail, and wholesale Carrier Ethernet and dynamic services, as well as excellence in network and service innovation, SD-WAN managed services, LSO strategy, and marketing.


•    AT&T
•    C&W Networks
•    CenturyLink
•    Claro Brasil
•    Colt
•    Level 3 Communications
•    Liquid Telecom
•    Marcatel
•    Orange
•    PCCW Global
•    PLDT
•    SK Telecom
•    Sparkle
•    Spectrum Enterprise
•    Tata Communications
•    Telia Company
•    Ufinet
•    Verizon

Enterprise Application Awards Finalists recognize the most innovative use of services to meet application requirements of specific industry verticals, including finance, health, education, government, sports/entertainment, media, and other categories.
•    AT&T
•    CenturyLink
•    Colt
•    Comcast Business
•    GDS Services
•    Level 3 Communications
•    PLDT
•    Sparkle
•    Tata Communications
•    Verizon
•    Vertical Telecoms (Vertel)

Third Network Technology Solutions Awards recognize leadership in service orchestration, service assurance, service virtualization, service analytics, SD-WAN, CE 2.0, and multi-vendor technology solutions based on combinations of LSO, NFV, SDN, and CE 2.0 technologies.


•    Accedian
•    ADVA Optical Networking
•    Amdocs
•    CENX
•    Ciena
•    DAHO Networks
•    ECI
•    Lumina Networks
•    Nokia/Nuage
•    NoviFlow
•    Parasoft
•    Silver Peak
•    Versa Networks
•    VeloCloud

The Proof of Concept Award recognizes the MEF17 Proof of Concept Showcase demonstration that best showcases the ability to deliver agile, assured, and orchestrated services over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks. Twenty-five companies in 11 participant groups have been selected to participate in this year’s PoC Showcase. The PoC Winner will be announced during the MEF17 evening reception on Wednesday, 15 November.

The Professional Awards recognize individuals who exhibited professional excellence and advanced the work of MEF and the development of Third Network solutions. The three Awards in these categories include Industry Executive of the Year, MEF Distinguished Fellow and the MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (MEF-CECP) of the Year. Professional Award Winners also will be announced at MEF17.

Above, image credited to the MEF

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