Category Archives: Carrier Ethernet Services

Connecting and Networking in a Hyper-Connected World

The communications landscape is in a state of rapid transformation, as businesses everywhere are laying the groundwork to compete in a hyper-connected world. For that reason, it’s everyone’s responsibility, from C-level executives to senior service and technology professionals, to stay on top of the latest innovations that are shaping the industry.

One of the best opportunities to catch up about the latest trends in enterprise communications will take place at the MEF17 global networking event, Nov. 13 to 16 at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort in Orlando, Florida.

The Transition to Third Network Services is About to Gain Greater Traction MEF Appoints SDN Visionary Dan Pitt to Senior Vice-President

The communications industry is transitioning to Third Network Services, which combine the performance and security assurances of Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) with the agility and ubiquity of the internet. At the heart of this shift is MEF, which is the driving force enabling agile, assured and orchestrated Third Network Services powered by LSO, SDNFV and CE 2.0.

Just recently, MEF reinforced its commitment to accelerating the industry’s transition to Third Network Services by naming Dr. Dan Pitt as Senior Vice President. Dr. Pitt is the former executive director of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), as well as a software-defined networking (SDN) visionary. He will be tasked with evangelizing the MEF Third Network Vision and technical program. Dr. Pitt will also work to harness open APIs and SDNFV in the Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) framework, and expand the MEF community and ecosystem.

MEF16: Josh Goodell, VP, AT&T – Driving Market Momentum With On-Demand Services

Originally posted on ThirdNetworkNews

MEF16 Keynote by Josh Goodell, Vice President, AT&T Network On Demand – In this keynote, Josh provides a progress report on AT&T’s network transformation and new innovative services  that are enabled by service orchestration (LSO), SDN, and NFV.

MEF16 Advances Third Network Services for Hyper-Connected World and Digital Economy

mef16-advances-third-network-services-for-hyper-connected-world-and-digital-economyThe Third Network made quite the showing at the recent MEF16 global networking event in Baltimore. Hosted by MEF, MEF16 attracted more than 1,000 registrants from 30 countries and 260 companies. There were more than 120 sponsors, event partners and participating companies on hand as well.

“MEF16 provided an extraordinary opportunity for attendees to engage with world-leading service and technology innovators and to be inspired by their diligent efforts to usher in a new era of on-demand services that will reshape the communications landscape,” stated Kevin Vachon, Chief Operating Officer, MEF.

Best and Brightest of the Third Network Community

best-and-brightest-of-the-third-network-communityThe Third Network, built on the capabilities of Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) and the ubiquity of the internet, is the name to remember in telecommunications. These standards and capabilities enable carriers, service providers, content delivery networks and enterprises to deliver reliable, on-demand NFV-based services and connectivity.

Word Is Spreading About ‘The Third Network’

word-is-spreading-about-the-third-networkIf you haven’t heard about the Third Network, now’s the time. The Third Network combines the internet and Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) and enables the delivery of on-demand, assured network services like software defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV) and lifecycle service orchestration (LSO) directly to businesses.

Network Operators, It’s Time to Embrace the ‘Third Network’

Business People Meeting Discussion Working Office ConceptNetwork operators today are face a great deal of pressure to deliver on demand, SLA-backed, self-service offerings over interconnected data communications networks. To accomplish this, many are turning to a cutting-edge solution, which MEF, the global defining body for Carrier Ethernet (CE), refers to as the “Third Network.”

MEF Announces 29 Participants in 14 Proof of Concept Demonstrations at MEF16 Event

Showcase and Event Focus On Enabling Agile, Assured and Orchestrated Third Network Services Powered by LSO, SDN, NFV and CE 2.0

MEF LogoLOS ANGELES, 11 October 2016 — MEF (, the driving force enabling agile, assured, and orchestrated Third Network services, is pleased to announce that 29 companies in 14 participant groups have been selected to showcase interactive Proof of Concept (PoC) demonstrations of pioneering service and technology innovations that promise to reshape the communications landscape.  The live PoC Showcase will be the focal point of the MEF16 global networking conference ( taking place 7-10 November 2016 at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel, Baltimore/Washington, USA.

Infomart Data Centers Reports Strong Performance In 2015

Infomart Logo2015 was a year of significant growth for Infomart Data Centers, the national wholesale data center provider recently announced.  The announcement came about one year after Infomart Data Centers, which was the result of a merger between Fortune Data Centers and Dallas Infomart, was established.

Synoptek Inks Acquisition of EarthLink’s Business Managed Services Division

One of America’s fastest-growing IT Managed Services Providers (MSPs) just got bigger.

SynoptekSynoptek LLC recently announced the $29M acquisition of EarthLink’s IT Services business, a move that brings over 1,700 SMB customers and 210 employees to the MSP — immediately doubling the company’s size to create the largest independent managed IT services company in the U.S.  The deal increases Synoptek’s comprehensive portfolio of IT Managed Services for enterprise organizations and expands the firm’s presence across the eastern U.S. to complement its national data center infrastructure.  EarthLink will continue its core business of managed and network services for data and voice, as well as carrier-grade transport solutions.