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MEF Issues Call for Proposals for Proof of Concept Showcase

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MEF Issues Call for Proposals for Proof of Concept Showcase At Global Ethernet Networking 2014 (GEN14)

14 August 2014, Los Angeles, CA – The MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) announced today that a “Proof of Concept Showcase” will be the centerpiece of the exhibition area at the industry-wide MEF Global Ethernet Networking 2014 (GEN14) conference that will be held during 17-20 November at the Gaylord National in Washington, DC. The Showcase will provide a live window into the future of network-enabled cloud, data, and mobile services powered by the convergence of Carrier Ethernet 2.0, SDN, virtualization, and optical technologies.  

The GEN14 Proof of Concept Showcase Call for Proposals is now available on the event website (www.gen14.com). Submissions close on 5 September, and the selection of a limited number of participating organizations will be announced in mid September. The MEF is encouraging a team approach with service providers and network solution providers coming together to spotlight innovation.

“We anticipate the Showcase demonstrations will be of great interest to enterprise, service provider, and other GEN14 attendees because they will be highlighting cutting-edge innovations that have the potential to reshape the services & network technology landcape,” said MEF President Nan Chen. “Among other things, we expect the Showcase will bring to life an industry transformation that will enable network operators to deliver more customized, assured, high-value services orchestrated over more automated networks.”


About the MEF
A communications industry alliance consisting of more than 225 member organizations, the MEF is the defining body for Carrier Ethernet and the driving force behind the global market for Carrier Ethernet services & technologies. The MEF operates through a powerful collaborative framework where service providers, network solutions suppliers, and other member companies contribute to the development of technical and operational specification, certification, and marketing programs. The MEF has enabled Carrier Ethernet adoption and tremendous communications-related cost savings and productivity gains for service providers and end-users worldwide over the past decade. Building on this success, the MEF is now focused on enabling a new generation of dynamic, performance-assured services delivered over more efficient, automated, and interconnected global networks. For more information about the MEF – including details about services, network equipment, and professional certification – please visit:

About MEF GEN14
With a target audience of 1,500 attendees, GEN14 is the must-attend networking event of the year for professionals involved in the CE services & technology industry that consists of retail, wholesale, and mobile service providers; data center providers; cloud service providers; mid to large businesses; government organizations; utilities; network technology vendors; the press; analysts; investors; and others.

GEN14 will bring together a global array of 115+ CE, SDN, Network Functions Virtualization, and Cloud expert speakers from across the CE ecosystem to contribute to the event’s program and networking opportunities. Every aspect of GEN14 is being developed with the paramount goal of empowering industry professionals with the highest-quality information, analysis, and peer-to-peer networking opportunities possible to help them successfully navigate through today’s pressing cost, revenue, and business process challenges. For event registration and other information, see www.gen14.com.

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