MEF unveils new IP services and API portfolio

Dec. 7, 2023
The Ethernet organization is unveiling a new set of standards, schemas, tools, testing and certification for IP broadband, DIA and IP VPN for wholesale and retail applications.

MEF has made its MEF IP Services and API portfolio available. It offers new IP services product and service data schemas and developer guides to enable service providers to seamlessly buy and sell IP Services.

This suite enables IP Broadband Access, Direct Internet Access (DIA) and IP VPN operators to wholesale their offerings seamlessly to retail service providers to deliver Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) solutions.

Aligned with MEF’s NaaS Industry Blueprint, the portfolio features a range of new and existing MEF assets and is ideal for SD-WAN services, cloud access and edge computing applications.

As the Internet Access services market continues to see rapid growth, the MEF IP Services and API Portfolio is designed to meet the demands of this expanding market, offering a suite of MEF-developed deliverables for NaaS services and solutions, including:

IP service attributes and service definition standards

Standardized IP service and product schemas including new IP product and service data schemas (payloads) and developer guides

Open standard Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) business and operational APIs

Onboarding and Interop Testing (OIT) and API certification services

LSO community

“The MEF IP Services and API Portfolio is a culmination of years of collaboration and innovation within the MEF community,” said Pascal Menezes, CTO, MEF. “We are proud to make this comprehensive portfolio available to the industry, empowering service providers to seamlessly offer NaaS services and capitalize on the rapidly growing Internet Access services market.”

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