What happens in LA stays in LA? Not really! MEF19 Recap

Dec 2, 2019 | Blog

MEF19 is now history, but since our memory is still fresh, let’s review the highlights of this year’s edition.

We are very pleased we were able to attend another MEF event as it’s one of the most prominent conferences in the telecom industry. This year we had a lot on our plates, and our agendas were full, so the time spent in Los Angeles was as fun as it was intense.

2019 edition of the event focused on topics like SD-WAN, NFV, 5G and, last but not least, Blockchain.

Workshops, proofs of concept and more

On Day 1, our Principal Architect, Bartosz Michalik, co-led a workshop for network engineers titled “Intra-Provider Automation with LSO APIs – LSO Presto & LSO Legato Roadmaps & Use Cases.” It’s worth to mention that Bartosz was recognized by MEF as Top Contributor this year, you can read more about it by clicking here.

 

 

Meanwhile, in the Networking Hall, we were setting up our booth and preparing for the PoC showcasing. The PoC we created with Accedian, Clear, Colt, PCCW, Sparkle, and TATA Communications was a big hit and attracted a lot of visitors. Its main aim was to combine the use of MEF LSO Sonata and Blockchain to automate the end-to-end quote to cash process for multi-carrier on-demand connectivity services. To learn more about the idea behind this joint project, visit our blog, where we describe the challenges and solutions.

 

 

Here we have Amartus Co-Founder, Michael Kearns, explaining how Blockchain can be a driver for inter-carrier network automation:

In another interview conducted during MEF19, Michael talked about our proof of concept in more detail. Click here to watch the LightReading video.

 

Exciting news from Amartus

MEF19 was also a great opportunity for Amartus to reveal what we’ve been working on tirelessly for quite some time now. We’re delighed to introduce you to nBrace™, Inter-Party Business Automation for ICT Providers. Details of the announcement can be found in this press release

PoC Awards

On Wednesday, November 20, Michael took part in a panel titled “Using Distributed Ledger Technology, Including Blockchain, for Commercial Settlements.” Right after the discussion, everyone rushed straight to the Networking Hall where PoC Award Winners were about to be announced. Every year, MEF recognizes the most innovative and groundbreaking projects in nine categories. Amartus was one of 45 companies who devoted their time and ideas to develop both unique and deployable proof of concept. As a result, we were very happy to receive a Service Assurance Implementation award. Great job, team!