Amartus Demonstrates LSO Expertise in SD-WAN and Intercontinental Services as Part of MEF 18 PoC Showcase

Aug 16, 2018 | News and articles

MEF this week announced its PoC Showcase for MEF 18, and Amartus will be one of the leading companies with participation in two proof of concept (PoC) demonstrations.


MEF18 is one of the biggest events of the year for MEF members and will take place in Los Angeles from Oct. 29-Nov. 2. According to MEF’s official press release, the organization designed the PoC Showcase to “reveal the real-world value and applications behind the MEF 3.0 framework that is defining how assured communication services can be orchestrated across a global ecosystem of automated networks.”

Five main areas of interest for CSPs

Overall the PoC Showcase will focus on five main areas of MEF 3.0 services of interest to enterprises, service providers, and technology vendors. These are:

  • Automated multi-domain, multi-technology service fulfillment and activation
  • SD-WAN
  • Service assurance
  • Automated commercial interactions
  • Universal customer premise equipment

Multi-vendor Orchestrated SD-WAN

Amartus will team up with TI Sparkle for a PoC that is titled: “Towards a Multi-vendor Orchestrated SD-WAN: LSO-enabled Solution with Open Source Orchestrator and Container-based uCPEs.”

Sparkle is a tier 1 global telecommunication service provider that is a subsidiary of Italy’s TIM Group.

SD-WAN is one of the hottest software-defined applications in the industry and this demonstration will use Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) in an SD-WAN application to show how the configuration, deployment and teardown of a multi-vendor service can be automated.


LSO Applied To Intercontinental, Multi-Operator Services

The second PoC that Amartus will participate in is titled: “Fulfillment and activation of an intercontinental MEF 3.0 service spanning four operators.”

In addition to Amartus, it involves ECI, Tata Communications, TI Sparkle, Spirent, Equinix and Liquid Telecom.

This PoC demonstrates an automated and assured orchestration of MEF services across multiple operators’ domains, on production networks, showing the ordering and fulfillment of a connectivity service and VNF deployment. The showcase demonstrates the feasibility of using NFV-based service activation and testing solutions for MEF 3.0 Carrier Ethernet services via LSO Sonata, Cantata, Legato and Presto APIs.

In the PoC, a user orders a service from their home service provider via a portal, however the resources needed to fulfill the service order is outside the coverage of the service provider and this request is sent to one of their partners to fulfil.  This PoC is part of a long-lead project in MEF 3.0 Implementation plan that aims to provide end-to-end implementation of the LSO architecture and API across multiple operators to facilitate complex connectivity services and virtual entities (SDN + NFV).

Meet us in person

Apart from the two PoCs, Amartus also will have a stand at the event (#614) staffed with technical experts that are ready to answer questions about your MEF or other telecom software integration and application development needs.

Have you got questions about LSO or the PoCs?