|[December 09, 2013]
MEF Announces Global Ethernet Networking 2014 Event
LOS ANGELES --(Business Wire)--
MEF (News - Alert) GEN14 will define the future of network-enabled cloud, data, and
mobile services powered by Carrier Ethernet 2.0, SDN, and virtualization
Ethernet Forum), the defining body for Carrier Ethernet, launches
its industry-wide Global Ethernet Networking (GEN14) conference on
November 17-20 2014 at the Gaylord National in Washington, D.C. With a
target audience exceeding 1,200 attendees, GEN14 is billed as the
must-attend networking event for senior professionals involved in the
Carrier Ethernet (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; network solutions vendors; the press; analysts; and
will assemble an unprecedented lineup of CE, SDN, NFV, and
network-enabled cloud services market leaders to map out the evolution
of Carrier Ethernet and other wide area network services in the context
of a paradigm shift that is reshaping the data services & networking
landscape. Thi paradigm shift promises to accelerate the ability of CE
network operators to develop and deliver more dynamic, customized, and
scalable services and applications to many more locations over much more
efficient, agile, and interconnected networks.
"The MEF created from zero the $45+ billion global Carrier Ethernet
services and technology market in just nine years with a powerful
collaborative framework where service providers and equipment vendors
from around the globe defined the specifications and certifications that
underpin this now-dominant WAN technology," said Nan Chen, President of
the MEF. "GEN14 gives us an extraordinary opportunity to bring together
the industry movers and shakers to build upon this strategy and take
CE-powered networks and services to a whole new level of innovation. We
are excited about breaking down the barriers between next-generation
Carrier Ethernet and emerging disruptive technologies to help realize
the vision of automated and dynamic networking that will dramatically
boost service provider & end-user productivity in the years ahead."
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.
GEN14 will encompass industry-leading keynote speakers, educational
roundtables and panels, a services & technology demonstration center
(including proof-of-concept and other CE, SDN, NFV, and cloud services
demos), an exhibit floor, a networking lounge, and a vibrant media hub.
For program and sponsorship information, contact MEF GEN14 Program
Director Stan Hubbard at 804.822.6620 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For event registration and other information, see www.gen14.com.
About The MEF:
The MEF is a global industry alliance comprising more than 220
organizations including telecommunications service providers, cable
MSOs, network equipment/software manufacturers, semiconductors vendors
and testing organizations. The MEF's mission is to accelerate the
worldwide adoption of Carrier-class Ethernet networks and services. The
MEF develops Carrier Ethernet technical specifications and
implementation agreements to promote interoperability and deployment of
Carrier Ethernet worldwide.
For more information about the Forum, including a complete listing of
all current MEF members, please visit http://www.MetroEthernetForum.org.
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