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Tuesday 09 April Morning Tutorials Room II Tracks 1+2

    Conference Room Level 0

  • Registration and welcome coffee from 07.30
  • Start of the Tutorial 10.00
  • Exhibition open from 09.00 to 19.30
  • Seated Lunch: 12.30
  • End of the Tutorial: 18.00

10.00 BroadBand Forum Workshop Room II Morning
5G transport Requirements
Transport is critical to the development of 5G because not only is a significant increase in backhaul capacity and performance over existing generation wireless technologies required, this transport network will also need to be pushed closer to the end user. Invariably, the promise of 5G – increased traffic capacity, higher performance and a better subscriber experience – is dependent upon the underlying transport network that supports it. Transport is the plumbing which enables this.

Exploring the drivers and requirements of 5G transport, and reviewing the work being done to make the promise of 5G a reality.
  • Capacity
  • Performance
  • Reliability
  • Scalability
  • Security
  • Enhanced resiliency
  • Advanced routing techniques
Time synchronization to the mobile RAN and core network for new and advanced services.
Coffee Break / Exhibition / Interop Event
Migrating to Programmable Broadband Networks with Access Abstraction
Open Broadband – Broadband Access Abstraction (OB-BAA) is a Broadband Forum project which brings the promise of SDN and NFV to greenfield and brownfield environments alike. Developed within the Broadband Forum by 11 participating service providers and vendors, OB-BAA facilitates co-existence and seamless migration by bringing the agility to adapt to a wide variety of software defined access models as they become defined by vendors and providers in a potentially vast market. It provides standardized, SDN-automated, accelerated deployment of new cloud-based access infrastructure and services.

Explaining why deploying the OB-BAA's architecture reduces planning, risks and time-to-market in greenfield and brownfield deployment environments and enables seamless introduction of virtualized infrastructure and services.

Learning about the industry issues being addressed and how the approach differs from other initiatives.
Seated Lunch

Tuesday 09 April Afternoon Tutorials Room II Tracks 1+2

    Conference Room Level 0

  • Exhibition open from 09.00 to 19.30
  • End of the Tutorial: 18.00

14.00 MEF Seminar Room II Afternoon

In 2019, the MEF 3.0 transformational global services framework is focused on defining, delivering, and certifying assured services orchestrated across a global ecosystem of automated networks.

Accelerating Digital Service Provider Transformation
Service providers must become more cloud-like and automated to seamlessly deliver the dynamic performance and security that customers require in today's digital economy. MEF is committed to helping service providers accelerate their transformational journey to become “Digital Service Providers.” Among other things, standardized MEF 3.0 services and LSO APIs will empower service providers to evolve from a silo-structured BSS/OSS approach towards flexible automation, helping to maximize return on SDN and NFV investments. Exploring MEF work related to major aspects of transformation, including at the business, organizational, services, and network levels.
  • MEF 3.0 & the Digital Transformation Journey
  • Delivering a Portfolio of MEF 3.0 Carrier Ethernet, SD-WAN, Optical Transport & IP Services
  • Security-as-a-Service for SD-WAN Application Protection
  • End-to-End Service Automation: LSO Framework & API Standardization at Multiple Interface Reference Points
  • Automating Intra-Provider Operations with LSO APIs: LSO Presto & LSO Legato Roadmaps & Use Cases
  • Benefits of Using Intent-Based Networking, Machine Learning & Analytics
  • MEF 3.0 & 5G
  • Addressing Skills Gaps with MEF Professional Certification - MEF-SDN/NFV, MEF-CECP (Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional), MEF-NF (Network Foundations)

Young Lee, Technical Director, Huawei

Charles Eckel,
Developer Advocate, Cisco

Charles is a developer advocate in the Cisco DevNet team with a passion for open source and standards. His open source journey began in 1999 as a founding member of Vovida Networks, where he developed some of the industry’s first open source Voice over IP (VoIP) protocol stacks and applications.  Now at Cisco, Charles is a recognized champion of open source, standards, and interoperability. In 2015, he introduced hackathons into IETF and MEF, revolutionizing the way these SDOs operate and uniting open source software with standards to maximize the pace and relevance of both. Charles currently co-chairs MEF’s Application Committee, which is standardizing an SD-WAN service definition to accelerate deployment and adoption of MEF 3.0 SD-WAN services orchestrated across a global ecosystem of automated networks.

Rami Yaron, Member of the Board, MEF

Rami has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. In his current role at NEC/Netcracker, Rami oversees SDN/NFV solutions to enable large-scale digital transformations by unlocking the opportunities of the cloud, virtualization, and the 5G mobile ecosystem. Rami is also a member of the Board of Directors of MEF where he co-chairs the Global Marketing & Education Committee as well as the 5G Focus Group.   Previously, Rami held various senior-level positions in architecture, product strategy, and business development at Telco Systems, DragonWave, Axerra Networks, Carrier Access, and Paragon Networks.   Rami holds an MS in Computer Science and an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Haven.

Coffee Break / Exhibition / Interop Event
Building a Global Federation of Automated Networks
Expanding upon transformation, MEF is enabling service providers to transition from operating as independent islands to being integral players in a worldwide business federation of cloud-like networks that support dynamic services across multiple providers. Exploring the critical role that LSO APIs will play in automating inter-carrier commercial, business, and operational interactions within a global network federation. Hearring the latest regarding LSO Sonata API and LSO Interlude adoption and cover other hot topics like the role of Blockchain in commercial settlements.
  • Automating Inter-Provider Operations with LSO APIs – LSO Sonata & LSO Interlude Roadmaps & Use Cases
  • Aligning Service Buyers and Sellers on Standardized Commercial Affecting Attributes
  • Using Distributed Ledger Approaches, Including Blockchain, for Commercial Settlements

Gint Atkinson, SES Networks

Youcef Ayad,
Senior Global Product Manager, Telia Company

Youcef Ayad is Business Connectivity Services professional with over 20 years' experience in the telecom industry in the Nordics whereof 5 years with Telia Carrier, managing a cross border Ethernet product covering Europe, North America and Asia. In 2009, he initiated the new Mobile Backhaul service that was instrumental for Telia Company launch of the world’s first commercial 4G/LTE Network and now deployed in all the Nordics and Baltics.  Youcef joined in 2016 the Business Networking Team part of Commercial Enterprise MNC at Telia Company Global Services & Operations. He is now business owner and managing development program for Next Gen Carrier Ethernet services in the Nordics, Baltics and Globally. Last year, this program launched the world’s first 4G Access for CE2.0 services and winning the MEF17 PoC Award silver position for the Agile SD-WAN PoC in Orlando.   Youcef is co-chairing the MEF Nordics regional marketing committee and he received the MEF Member Recognition Award 2017 in the category: “Outstanding Contributor Award” for Marketing Committee Regional Leadership - Nordics and organization of Nordics seminars. He is a MEF Certified Carrier Ethernet Professional as he obtained the MEF-CECP 2.0 certification.   Mr. Ayad graduated at the Royal Institute of Technology “KTH” in Stockholm in Scientific Computing and Engineering and studied Computer Engineering program at the University of Technology in Lulea, Sweden.

Certifying MEF 3.0 Services & Technologies
MEF 3.0 certification enables communication service and technology providers to validate that their solutions comply with the highest industry standards for performance, assurance, and agility. Certification also facilitates the creation of federated networks by streamlining inter-provider interconnection with a common understanding of well-defined service attributes and orchestration processes. In this session, we will discuss enhancements to MEF’s popular service and technology certification programs that are designed to accelerate availability and adoption of MEF 3.0 solutions. Providing overviews of currently available MEF 3.0 CE certifications and the new pilot SD-WAN and LSO Sonata API certification programs. Sharing the MEF 3.0 services and LSO API certification roadmap for validating orchestrated MEF 3.0 services.
  • On-Demand MEF 3.0 Service & Technology Certification – Carrier Ethernet, SD-WAN & LSO Sonata APIs
  • MEF 3.0 Certification Roadmap for Orchestrated Services

Emerson Moura, Distinguished Systems Engineer, Cisco

Emerson is a veteran in the network infrastructure industry with deep expertise in a broad set of technologies. He started his career as a Systems Engineer at Cisco over 18 years and since then he worked with many technologies including Optical Transport, IP/MPLS and more recently SDN, NFV, Orchestration systems.   He’s very passionate about moving the Service Provider industry ahead and his main mission is to drive the adoption of state of the art technologies and innovative network architectures.   Since 2009 he leads MEF’s marketing group for Latin America and Caribbean as co-chair and in 2015 he was honoured with the Distinguished Systems Engineer title, the highest rank in Cisco’s Systems Engineering organization, as a recognition for his technical excellence and his impact in the industry.

Marc Cohn, Vice President Network Strategy, Linux Foundation

End of Tutorials Room II

MEF Welcome Reception