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Presented by BroadBand Forum Ambassadors
Wim Henderickx,
Subject Matter Expert,
The Broadband Forum
Dave Sinicrope,
The Broadband Forum
Sachin Natu,
Subject Matter Expert,
The Broadband Forum
    Scalable and Integrated VPN Services using Ethernet Virtual Private Networks
    Carriers are constantly faced with the challenge of providing enhanced services to their customers in a cost effective manner. Layer 3 IP Virtual Private Network(VPN) and Layer 2 Ethernet VPN services are being deployed in increasing numbers. Both of the above approaches have strengths and limitations.

As customers expand their networks to include the cloud and small, medium and large sites and move to use Network Function Virtualization (NFV) an integrated service offering, that provides both Layer 3 and Layer 2 VPN service and lets the customer choose either one or both is very appealing.

Introducing scalable and integrated VPN services using Ethernet Virtual Private Networks(EVPNs) - created to address the limitations of Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) and based on an architecture similar to the widely deployed BGP/MPLS-based IP VPNs.
09.30   Broadband 2020 Vision
    Key revenue-generating services for Broadband enabled by SDN/NFV, including IoT
Ultra-fast broadband, managed home networks and IoT
Assured IP services
Hybrid Wireless/Wireline
10.00   Ethernet VPNs and Market Drivers
    BGP/MPLS EVPN Technology Ethernet Services
11.15   EVPN Additional Capabilities
    • PBB-EVPN
• Integrated Routing and Bridging (IRB) in EVPN
    Application of EVPN to key use-cases:
    • Data Center Interconnect
• Data Center- WAN Interconnect
• Network virtualization overlays
• Virtualized evolved packet core for mobile networks
Presented by MEF Ambassadors
    MEF Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO), the business enabler for SDN, NFV and Carrier Ethernet-based Services
    The MEF is focused on enabling Third Network services for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world, providing businesses an on-demand, cloud-connected, orchestrated, secured, and assured experience. The MEF provides a practical evolution toward interconnected, orchestrated, and automated networks powered by Open LSO (lifecycle service orchestration), SDN, and NFV implementations. The MEF has established a technical framework that includes architecture, information models, services, operational processes, LSO, open source implementations, and certification programs. MEF work is conducted internally and – under the guidance of the MEF UNITE program – in cooperation with global standards organizations and open source projects.

This seminar will explore the impact that LSO has had on the industry and the associated evolution of Service Providers networks. Through a series of presentations and panel discussions, this seminar will demonstrate that LSO is delivering on its promise to accelerate the implementation of agile and assured Carrier Ethernet services and to improve the operational efficiency of Service Providers. The seminar will also cover how MEF has worked collaboratively with other SDOs and industry players on its LSO vision.
14.00   Welcome
    Introduction to MEF and presentation of seminar agenda

Johan Witters
IP Business Development
14.05   Multi-Operator Service Delivery: From Months to Minutes...
    The MEF is focused on enabling Third Network services for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world, providing businesses an on-demand, cloud-connected, secure, and assured experience.

This presentation will explain how LSO is the critical enabler of automated and virtualized networks built with SDN and NFV. Currently, Service Providers need LSO capabilities and supporting APIs to overcome the OSS and BSS obstacles that prevent them from realizing the full benefits of emerging SDN and NFV technologies. LSO encompasses all network domains that require coordinated inter-operator end-to-end management and control to deliver on-demand cloud connectivity services and to assure their overall quality and security as expressed in the Service Provider SLAs.

Kevin Vachon
14.20   The LSO Reference Architecture and Framework
The LSO Reference Architecture and Framework defines the management and control layered reference architecture and the framework that characterizes the domains and management entities required to enable cooperative LSO capabilities for connectivity services. The framework also provides high level use cases describing orchestrated connectivity service behavior as well as interactions among management and control entities. The management and control reference points that characterize interactions between LSO management ecosystem components are identified in the framework.

Rami Yaron
VP, Strategy & BD
Telco Systems
14.55   Panel
Discussion Multi-SDO interaction. How leveraging multiple organization speeds up the development of new standards
    Industry standards organizations and associations, Open Source organizations, Service Providers, equipment manufacturers, technology solution developers - all these stakeholders and more need to collaborate ever more closely in order to realize the vision of agile, assured and orchestrated networks. Providing a collaborative view to the development of new standards based on proven industry development framework.

Rami Yaron, VP, Strategy & BD, Telco Systems

Curt Beckmann, Brocade, OFV | Open Virtualization Format
Barak Perlman, HPE, OPNFV | Open Platform for NFV
Neela Jacques, ODL | OpenDayLight
Shahar Steiff, PCCW GLOBAL & MEF
16.05   The Real Story Behind Multi-Operator Automation
    As Service Providers accelerate the deployment of dynamic services, automation that spans multiple Operator domains becomes mandatory to achieve scalability that includes off-net locations. This automation depends on standardization of Information Models, Operational Threads and Interface Profiles based on real-world use cases and Service Provider implementation strategies. This presentation by a leading MEF Service Provider member explains how MEF builds these use cases - including serviceability, ordering, performance reporting, resource provisioning and many others - based on Service Provider expertise and integrates them using the latest modeling approaches to define the processes and APIs that Service Providers and Operators can use to interconnect in a fully automated fashion.

This is an essential introduction for anyone that is involved in transitioning Service Providers to a position of service delivery within minutes, rather than months, using partner networks.

Shahar Steiff
AVP New Technology
PCCW Global
16.30   Discussion Panel
APIs for LSO and Network Automation
    APIs are at the base of Network Automation and Lifecycle Service Orchestration. Reviewing where we are from an API definition and availability point of view and provide an update on inter-body collaboration with regards to API definition and how the evolving OpenSource environment impacts traditional SDOs.

Christopher Cullan
Director of Product Marketing

Jegan Raghavan, Product Manager, WebNMS
Charles Eckel, Open Source Developer Evangelist, Cisco
John Hawkins, Senior Product Line Manager, Ciena
Shahar Steiff, AVP New Technology, PCCW Global
17.10   Automated Network Operations and Wholesale Services
    This presentation is aimed at providing an updated view to the following networking concept:
• Vision of an automated Service Provider
• Automated business process between Service and Access Providers
• Going from months to minutes, the LSO Service Activation promise

Claudio Scola
Director, Product Marketing - Network Services
Level 3 Communications
17.35   Discussion Panel
LSO and Wholesale: How far are we from inter-operator automation?
    Different Industry Proof of Concept (PoC) have demonstrated a simplified user experience via a self-ordering portal for complex Carrier Ethernet services with zero-touch orchestration and full integration of critical business and operation processes. These PoCs where demonstrating these functionalities across hybrid network with both physical and virtualized (NFV) infrastructure, including virtualized customer premise equipment (vCPEs). How far are we from offering these capabilities over a multi-operator architecture?

Johan Witters, IP Business Development, Nokia

Youcef Ayad, Senior Global Product Manager, Teliasonera
Shahar Steiff, AVP New Technology, PCCW Global
Claudio Scola, Director, Product Marketing - Network Services, Level 3 Communications
Christopher Cullan, Director of Product Marketing, Infovista
18.15   Closing Remarks

Johan Witters, IP Business Development, Nokia

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