Category Archives: LSO

A New Industry Standard Is Being Developed for LSO APIs

A new transformative initiative is being developed to standardize Lifecycle Services Orchestration (LSO) application programming interfaces (APIs) for orchestrating connectivity services across multiple global networks.

This initiative is being spearheaded by MEF and TM Forum, in conjunction with major service providers, including AT&T, Colt Technology Services, Level 3, Orange, Comcast, PCCW Global, Verizon, Sparkle, CableLabs and Kyrio, all of which have recently conducted work at MEF to develop a complete suite of inter-provider LSO APIs that use the MEF LSO Framework and the TM Forum Open API framework.

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.