I attended the MEF18 conference this week in Los Angeles and had the opportunity to meet and interact with key industry stakeholders and experts.  I was also a judge for the 2018 MEF Awards.  This year, MEF announced the availability of a draft technical specification for SD-WAN service standardization. Through my SD-WAN market research, I have seen the SD-WAN ecosystem expand so rapidly over the past several years. On one hand, SD-WAN’s popularity is driving great innovation, but on the other hand, it is creating an overcrowded and confusing market place. It is good to see MEF getting behind SD-WAN service standardization, as this is the type of work needed to smooth out the challenges of deploying SD-WAN services and to accelerate the service adoption. There is a lot of work to be done on SD-WAN service standards, but we will be watching the progress with great interest.

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Shin Umeda

Posted by Shin Umeda on November 1, 2018

About Shin

Shin Umeda covers a broad view of Telecommunications Infrastructure at Dell’Oro Group as he has built our coverage and researched many of the technologies. He currently produces the analysis on Network Functions Virtualization’s (NFV) and Software Define Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN) impact on telecom operators as well as equipment and component manufacturers.