MEF Strategy and Market Trends

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MEF Profile • Leading evolution toward dynamic/agile, assured, orchestrated network services • Building upon $80B Carrier Ethernet market • 210+ member companies, ~130 service providers

SPs

Vendors

Others

210+ Member Companies

• Powered by LSO, SDN & NFV • Addressing increasing demands of enterprise-cloud connectivity

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EMEA

APAC

CALA

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CALA Members

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MEF Strategic Work • Dynamic Third Network Services – – – –

Carrier Ethernet 2.0 is the Foundation Layer 3 IP & Higher Layer 4-7 Service Definitions Evolve to Cloud Services Powered By LSO + SDN + NFV

• Lifecycle Service Orchestration – – – –

Enables Automated, Virtualized and Interconnected Networks Overcomes OSS/BSS Challenges for SDN, NFV & Traditional Networks LSO Reference Architecture and Interface Definitions Common Information Models

• Industry Collaboration & Open Initiatives – – –

Collaborating with upstream Open Source initiatives Enable closed source implementation for LSO LSO Hackathon

• Expanded Certification Program 4

Market Trends and Opportunities

CE 2.0 Connectivity Fabric Is Expanding • 68 providers, 201 CE 2.0 certified services

CE 2.0 Certified Service Providers

68

– Many more plan to offer CE 2.0 certified or compliant services by mid-2017

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• CE 2.0 increasingly in RFPs – Tier 1s asking about CE 2.0 – Access providers find it easier to respond when certified

• MEF Initiatives – Ethernet Interconnect Points (EIP) ENNI Implementation Agreement (MEF 54) – MEF Services Interconnect (MEF-SI) Program – New CE 2.0 E-Transit & E-Access Services

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2013

2014

Sep-16

CE 2.0 E-Access Certification In Wholesale RFPs 66%

50%

20%

1Q13 - 1Q14 Sources: Dynamic Third Network Services Joint Survey, MEF & Vertical Systems (Nov 2015); CE Services Market Trends Report, MEF and Frost & Sullivan (Sep 2015)

2015

2Q14 - 2Q15

3Q15 - 3Q16 6

Dynamic Service Expectations Are Increasing • Oct 2015 MEF & Vertical Systems Survey – 64 Ethernet Service Provider Professionals from ~50 Organizations / Business Units – Representing nearly all leading Global & US Providers

• 97% said CE 2.0 is essential or important foundation for dynamic services • 74% said LSO is essential or important for dynamic services Sources: Dynamic Third Network Services Joint Survey, MEF & Vertical Systems (Nov 2015)

Service Provider Plans To Offer Dynamic Ethernet Services

Sell by 2018 60%

No plans or unsure 40%

MEF & Vertical Systems Survey: ~50 service provider business units worldwide

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Provider Feedback Reinforces Market Trend Data • March - June 2016: Engaged with 50+ service providers at ITW, INCOMPAS, BCE, and MEF seminars in Mexico, London, Africa • Vast majority who commented said Ethernet wholesale is growing well • Many aligning with CE 2.0 standards / planning to be CE 2.0 certified • Growing number taking notice of emerging on-demand services • Example – CTO, Tier 2 US Regional Service Provider – Ethernet is “absolutely growing at a phenomenal rate” – Not MEF certified, but sees CE 2.0 certification as “table stakes” today – Expects dynamic service capabilities will be “table stakes” by 2018

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What Dynamic Features Can We Expect – 2016-2018? Customer Direct Control Via Web Portal or API Manually Initiate On-Demand Bandwidth Increase / Decrease On Existing Service Port

Schedule Bandwidth Increase / Decrease On Existing Service Port

Allow Lower Priority To Use Bandwidth When There Is No Traffic In Higher Priority

Automatically Initiate On-Demand Bandwidth Increase / Decrease On Existing Service Port

Increase / Decrease Bandwidth On Existing Connection To Private Or Public Cloud

Active / Deactivate Ethernet Virtual Connection

Add Virtual Network Service To Ethernet Service – e.g. NFV-Enabled Virtual Firewall, Virtual Security

Self-Service Web Portal or API

Activate A New Service Port Change VLANs Mapped To EVC Change Class of Service OnByConnection Sources: Dynamic Third Network Services Enabled LSO, SDN & NFV Joint Survey, MEF & Vertical Systems (Nov 2015) Sources: Dynamic Third Network Services Joint Survey, MEF & Vertical Systems (Nov 2015)

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Strategic MEF Industry-Wide Activities

MEF UNITE Program Launched in late 2014 to coordinate internal & external engagement with Standards Development Organizations, Associations & Open Source Projects, to lead the industry migration to agile, assured and orchestrated services.

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MEF 54: Ethernet Interconnect Points (EIP) Project • Launched in November 2014, EIPs will be used to interconnect CE Networks at ENNI, Service Lifecycle, and Service Orchestration levels • EIP Implementation Agreement use (existing and future) MEF specifications and certifications from the ENNI to the LSO • Unique Rapid Prototyping concept

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MEF Services Interconnect Program Designed to bring small wholesale operators into the community of companies that can deliver standardized, certified E-Access and E-Transit services

This MEF program enables the operator to: • Cost-effectively become MEF E-Access and/or ETransit certified • Participate in wholesale-oriented program education and marketing activities

MEF Membership is Not Required For Small Operators 14

MEF Certification Programs SERVICES

EQUIPMENT

91%

58%

2 Year AAGR

2 Year AAGR

189

69

333

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SERVICES

PROVIDERS

DEVICES

VENDORS

4445

445

PROFESSIONALS

COMPANIES

209+

78

SPs

COUNTRIES

PROFESSIONALS

62%

2 Year AAGR

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Third Network Layers for Innovation

Service Innovation Service Orchestration

End-End, Automated, Across Multi-provider Networks

MEF Services

Robust, Flexible, Globally Standardized & Certified

Infrastructure

Migration from Traditional to Virtualized, Software Defined Technologies

SDN

NFV 16

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MEF Strategy and Market Trends Igor Giangrossi Consulting Systems Engineer Cisco