Originally posted to TelecomNewsroom,
Year after year, it becomes ever more interesting to consider the top trends that will shaping the telecommunications industry. One of the more important drivers is the acceleration of Third Network services. These services combine the agility and ubiquity of the Internet with the performance and security of CE 2.0 (Carrier Ethernet) networks to bring users new capabilities.
Emerging Third Network services are optimized for the hyper-connected world and the digital economy. They provide an on-demand experience with user-directed control over cloud connectivity and service capabilities. Third Network services are delivered over virtualized, automated and interconnected networks powered by LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), NFV, SDN and CE 2.0.
MEF, the driving force enabling agile, assured and orchestrated Third Network services, recently released a white paper titled ”An Industry Initiative For Third Generation Network and Services,” which describes the industry vision for the evolution and transformation of network connectivity services as well as the networks used to deliver them.
The white paper was spearheaded by MEF, and co-authored by ON.Lab, ONOS, OPEN-O, OpenDaylight (ODL), the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV), and TM Forum.
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