The MEF is focused on enabling dynamic Third Network services for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world, providing businesses an on-demand, cloud-connected, secure, and assured experience. The MEF provides a practical evolution toward interconnected, orchestrated, and automated networks powered by LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), SDN, and NFV implementations. The MEF has established a technical framework that includes architecture, information models, services, operational processes, open source implementations, and certification programs. MEF's work is conducted internally and – under the guidance of the MEF UNITE program – in cooperation with global standards organizations and open source projects.
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 API to overcome OSS and BSS obstacles that prevent them from realizing the full benefits of emerging SDN & 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.