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    1. An Overview of the Work of the

    2. For the following audiences, the new work therefore gives sufficient top level information about the technical work of the MEF: To act as an overview of the work for product marketing members (especially new members of the MEF or those who havent had time to read the specs etc) To act as an introduction to the technical work of the MEF for Engineers of companies who are considering membership or members with new MEF related roles, To give an introduction to work in progress from the technical dashboard to help encourage new/prospective members to both join and participate/influence work in progress. To give a top down approach to non-MEF members (especially those in other standards bodies) that leads them to the individual specification overviews (that should clarify some of the trickier elements as above) and the specs themselves and get them more easily understand how to correctly implement. For the following audiences, the new work therefore gives sufficient top level information about the technical work of the MEF: To act as an overview of the work for product marketing members (especially new members of the MEF or those who havent had time to read the specs etc) To act as an introduction to the technical work of the MEF for Engineers of companies who are considering membership or members with new MEF related roles, To give an introduction to work in progress from the technical dashboard to help encourage new/prospective members to both join and participate/influence work in progress. To give a top down approach to non-MEF members (especially those in other standards bodies) that leads them to the individual specification overviews (that should clarify some of the trickier elements as above) and the specs themselves and get them more easily understand how to correctly implement.

    3. Issues and Opportunities The MEFs Mission: Accelerate the worldwide adoption of carrier-class Ethernet networks and services This mission is in direct response to the opportunities made available by The need and demand for a simple ubiquitous service Requirement to scale network services to enable rapid deployment of applications critical to enterprises and service providers. Availability of low cost, high bandwidth Ethernet, beyond the LAN Convergence of business, residential and wireless services

    4. Global Expansion from Metro to Carrier Ethernet The Beginning: Metro Ethernet The MEF was formed in 2001 to develop ubiquitous business services for Enterprise users principally accessed over optical metropolitan networks to connect their Enterprise LANs Expansion to Carrier Ethernet The success of Metro Ethernet Services caught the imagination of the world as the concept expanded to include Worldwide services traversing national and global networks Access networks to provide availability to a much wider class of user over fiber, copper, cable, PON, and wireless Economy of scale from the resulting converged business, residential and wireless networks sharing the same infrastructure and services Scalability & rapid deployment of business applications Adoption of the certification program While retaining the cost model and simplicity of Ethernet

    6. The 5 Attributes Carrier Ethernet (1)

    7. The 5 Attributes Carrier Ethernet (2)

    8. The 5 Attributes Carrier Ethernet (3)

    9. The 5 Attributes Carrier Ethernet (4)

    10. The 5 Attributes Carrier Ethernet (5)

    11. Carrier Ethernet Terminology UNI (User-to-Network Interface) Physical interface/demarcation between service provider and subscriber Service start/end point Ethernet Virtual Connection (EVC) An association of two or more UNIs Three types of EVC Point-to-Point Multipoint-to-Multipoint Rooted Multipoint (Point-to-Multipoint) EVCs and Services In a Carrier Ethernet network, data is transported across Point-to-Point, Point-to-Multipoint and Multipoint-to-Multipoint EVCs according to the attributes and definitions of the E-Line and E-LAN services NNI (Network-to-Network Interface) Demarcation/peering point Between service providers (NNI) Between service provider internal networks (I-NNI)

    12. Carrier Ethernet: E-Line and E-LAN Services E-Line Service used to create Ethernet Private Lines Virtual Private Lines Ethernet Internet Access E-LAN Service used to create Multipoint L2 VPNs Transparent LAN Service Foundation for IPTV and Multicast networks etc.

    13. Carrier Ethernet: E-Tree Service Used for Applications requiring Point-to-Multipoint topology Video on demand, internet access, triple play backhaul, mobile cell site backhaul, franchising applications Provides traffic separation between Leaf UNIs Traffic from any leaf UNI can be sent/received to/from Root UNI(s) but never being forwarded to other Leaf UNIs

    14. Worldwide Business Ethernet Services

    15. Ethernet Services for Mission Critical Applications

    16. Carrier Ethernet Scope and Reach COPPER, FIBER, EPON, WIRELESS, COAX CABLECOPPER, FIBER, EPON, WIRELESS, COAX CABLE

    17. Phases of Carrier Ethernet Development Carrier Ethernet Phase 1: 2001 onward: Architecture and Definition of Carrier Ethernet and Ethernet Services Carrier Ethernet Phase 2: 2005 onward: Implementation, Certification, Expansion from Metro to Access, Cable and Mobile Backhaul Carrier Ethernet Phase 3: Global Interconnect : 2008 Onward Specifications for Worldwide Interconnect Ethernet Network-to-Network Interface, Class of Service alignment between service providers New Specifications for Automated Management Automated management of the UNI, Service OAM fault and performance specifications, Network Interface Devices, New Test Suites, Certification Operational Tools Global Services Directory, Wholesale Access Interconnect toolsCarrier Ethernet Phase 1: 2001 onward: Architecture and Definition of Carrier Ethernet and Ethernet Services Carrier Ethernet Phase 2: 2005 onward: Implementation, Certification, Expansion from Metro to Access, Cable and Mobile Backhaul Carrier Ethernet Phase 3: Global Interconnect : 2008 Onward Specifications for Worldwide Interconnect Ethernet Network-to-Network Interface, Class of Service alignment between service providers New Specifications for Automated Management Automated management of the UNI, Service OAM fault and performance specifications, Network Interface Devices, New Test Suites, Certification Operational Tools Global Services Directory, Wholesale Access Interconnect tools

    18. Key Initiative for the MEF for 2009-2011 MEF Global Interconnect Defined The interconnection of autonomous Carrier Ethernet networks to enable standardized and streamlined delivery of MEF-certified Carrier Ethernet services with end-to-end Class of Service, management and protection Strategic Opportunity for Broadband Service Providers Expand coverage Extend reach Broaden service offering Reduce costs Globalize our network MEF Global Interconnect Program Standardizing and Simplifying Interconnections The Global Interconnect program is a key initiative for the MEF for the next several years. The Global Interconnect initiative is the third phase of developing the Carrier Ethernet suite. Phase 1 being Architecture and Definition, Phase 2 being Implementation and Certification. Operators have been establishing interconnects as needed in recent years, and the MEF goal is to bring standardization to the process ultimately benefiting the enterprise customers with a consistent global service delivery.The Global Interconnect program is a key initiative for the MEF for the next several years. The Global Interconnect initiative is the third phase of developing the Carrier Ethernet suite. Phase 1 being Architecture and Definition, Phase 2 being Implementation and Certification. Operators have been establishing interconnects as needed in recent years, and the MEF goal is to bring standardization to the process ultimately benefiting the enterprise customers with a consistent global service delivery.

    19. Without standardization, the providers have no common definition of how to interconnect, and lack a common language which often costs time and increases complexity Standardization enables Operator to Operator simplification where those involved are talking the same language which saves time, optimizes efforts and gets all to market faster Without standardization, the providers have no common definition of how to interconnect, and lack a common language which often costs time and increases complexity Standardization enables Operator to Operator simplification where those involved are talking the same language which saves time, optimizes efforts and gets all to market faster

    20. MEFs Global Interconnect Objectives Supporting the MEFs mission of accelerating the worldwide adoption of Carrier-class Ethernet networks and services Specifications for Interconnection and Management External Network-to-Network Interface (early 2010) Class of Service alignment between service providers Service fault and performance OAM specifications Network Interface Device (NID) specification Management of ENNI and UNI Test and certification support Certification for vendors and Service Providers MEF Tools Global Services Directory - on line and interactive Wholesale Access Interconnect tools assist provisioning Business Process Alignment Identify issues (ordering, billing etc.) Cooperate with other industry standard bodies on solutionsSpecifications for Interconnection and Management External Network-to-Network Interface (early 2010) Class of Service alignment between service providers Service fault and performance OAM specifications Network Interface Device (NID) specification Management of ENNI and UNI Test and certification support Certification for vendors and Service Providers MEF Tools Global Services Directory - on line and interactive Wholesale Access Interconnect tools assist provisioning Business Process Alignment Identify issues (ordering, billing etc.) Cooperate with other industry standard bodies on solutions

    21. Drivers for Carrier Ethernet in the Cable Industry Standardization Definition of Carrier Ethernet & implementation of products to MEF specifications creates standardized networking within and between MSOs Certification now available for products, services Certification of both products and services creates confidence and scalability 100 Services, 500 systems, 100 suppliers and service providers now approved Business Benefits Pooling of resources, simplicity of implementation enables business cooperation creates new opportunities Rapid expansion, recognition of Carrier Ethernet

    22. Standardized Services for the Access Carrier Ethernet provides consistent, services delivered to users connected over the widest variety of access networks

    23. Carrier Ethernet for Mobile Backhaul Carrier Ethernet Economically meets exploding bandwidth requirements currently constrained by the prohibitive costs of legacy networks New wholesale business opportunities for wire-line providers Leverages rapid move to Carrier Ethernet for wire-line traffic enabling a single integrated wire-line and mobile backhaul network A necessity for 4G/ LTE technology Most mobile traffic is broadband/IP centric Carrier Ethernet is optimized for packet data traffic Overcomes TDM (T1/E1) services scalability This alone makes Carrier Ethernet the compelling choice Time/urgency Carrier Ethernet removes the barrier to timely progress

    24. A Demanding World Todays world demands Any application, any connectivity, on any device Information, voice, video or data Entertainment video voice, data any source At home, in the office, on the go, seamlessly and always connected Any time, 24/7/365, on demand All delivered on one ubiquitous high performance, global service. Carrier Ethernet is poised to be that service

    26. The Technical Work of the MEF Technical Committee The Technical Committee is organized into Services, Architecture, Management, Test & Measurement. The Technical Committee has active liaisons with other standards organizations. Technical Overview of the Work of the MEF The technical committee develops technical specifications, implementation agreements, test specifications and position statements A list of the Specifications, timelines, etc., follows Detailed technical presentations are available on the MEF web site www.metroethernetforum.org/presentations www.metroethernetforum.org/techspecs

    27. Specifications Timeline

    28. Approved MEF Specifications

    29. Approved MEF Specifications

    30. How the Specifications Enable Carrier Ethernet

    32. Complementary Standards Activities

    33. The MEF Certification Program An important part of the MEFs mission to accelerate the deployment of Carrier Ethernet in the Access, MAN & WAN Manufacturer and Service Provider Certification Certification for Carrier Ethernet equipment supplied to service providers Certification of service provider services to assure customers that service they are using Carrier Ethernet services compliant with MEF specifications

    34. Key Benefits of Certification Key Benefits for the Enterprise Empowers informed decisions re equipment / CPE purchases Service Provider efficiencies and cost savings can be passed to end users Key Benefits for the Service Provider Immediate assurance that vendors equipment complies to MEF Specifications Saves money & time on complex testing between vendors, especially on global accounts Establishes solid foundation for Carrier Ethernet ubiquity, & interoperability Key Benefits for the Equipment Vendor Globally recognized interoperability standard improves approval process, increases tender opportunities and dramatically reduces testing costs, time-to-market and installation time Independent validation of function and conformance

    35. Certification Enabling Standardization

    36. The MEF Certification Program Milestones

    37. The Marketing Work of the MEF Education Development of case studies, presentations, videos, white papers describing the MEF specifications and their application in the marketplace Industry leading marketing December 2005: awarded Best Marketing for a Private Company Light Reading Leading Lights awards Active participation in major events worldwide: Carrier Ethernet World Congress, Ethernet Expo, Nxtcomm, etc. Conducting keynotes and panel discussions by MEF members Press briefings, MEF Speakers Bureau Interoperability demos and technology showcases Annual recognition: Service Provider Awards For adopters of Carrier Ethernet in Americas, Europe and Asia Marketing the MEF certification program Publicizing Carrier Ethernet certification program, recognizing certification Development of Tools for the Enterprise and Service Providers Service Provider Tool Kit and Global Services Directory Development of outbound marketing programs Developing and expanding the awareness of the impact of a worldwide service level network on the industry by marketing subcommittees and working groups MEF & MEFTV web sites as the public home for all things Carrier Ethernet

    38. MEF Web Site Resource Summary Visit the MEF Public Site for

    39. The Benefits of MEF Service Standardization Enables deployment of an ubiquitous service level network for business users worldwide Untenable without standardization due to NxN connectivity between hundreds of Service Providers No Concept of Service Level Networking without MEF specifications (where would they start) No Carrier Class Ethernet for Metro and Access with MEF defined Carrier Ethernet specifications Brings massive cost savings Unlocks Ethernet cost model benefits, generates competition Provides a solid framework to build services While allowing Service Providers to differentiate their offerings MEF Certification program Assures standardization, accelerates deployment, reduces installation & integration costs

    40. The MEFs New and Unique Global Services Directory Business Users Find Carrier Ethernet services anywhere in the world. Service Providers Find a partner to build a global Carrier Ethernet service. Featuring Free access to interactive map driven system Latest information on available services globally, locally Launched with first 16 service providers, http://www.metroethernetforum.org/gsd

    41. MEF Membership The work of the MEF is driven by a wide range of actively participating members

    42. MEF Membership

    43. Our Board Members

    44.

    45. About MEF Membership Unlimited number of participating employees Attendance at quarterly meetings and all conference calls Participation in industry-setting technical and marketing committees Access to MEF members-only web site & committee email distribution systems, with voting rights, exclusive access to 500 annual technical and marketing contributions, sales and marketing tools, analyst portal Actively participate in MEF Marketing events, conference speaking opportunities Access to MEF Certification Program Participation the new Global Services Directory Program Use of logo to support corporate credibility Access to MEF-sponsored research

    46. Accelerating Worldwide Adoption of Carrier-class Ethernet Networks and Services