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What does MEF stand for Ethernet?

What does MEF stand for Ethernet?

Metro Ethernet Forum
Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) The MEF, as the defining body for Carrier Ethernet, is a global industry alliance comprising more than 220 organizations including telecommunications service providers, cable MSOs, network equipment/software manufacturers, semiconductors vendors and testing organizations.

What is Carrier Ethernet services?

Carrier Ethernet is an application of Ethernet technology that allows network providers to offer Ethernet services to their customers and to use Ethernet technology. It enables Internet access and communication among local area networks (LANs) of business, academic, private and government organizations.

What is the difference between Ethernet and Carrier Ethernet?

While similar in function, Metro Ethernet and Carrier Ethernet differ in their scope of usage. While Carrier Ethernet may include Metro Ethernet, the latter does not include the former. Carrier Ethernet is much more versatile and has evolved since its inception in the early 2000s, when Metro Ethernet was the standard.

What is MEF Cisco?

Ethernet Service Definition The MEF defines a User-to-Network Interface (UNI) and Ethernet Virtual Connection (EVC). The UNI is a standard Ethernet interface that is the point of demarcation between the customer equipment and the service provider’s metro Ethernet network.

What is MEF certified?

MEF 3.0 services and technology certifications are company-level certifications. These certifications ensure that the certified company has demonstrated that their solutions conform to rigorous specifications established by the industry’s defining authority for standardized network services and technology.

What is the full form of MEF?


Acronym Definition
MEF Marine Expeditionary Force
MEF Ministerio de Economía y Finanzas (Spanish)
MEF Metro Ethernet Forum
MEF Managed Extensibility Framework (Microsoft .NET)

What is CE VLAN?

CE-VLAN – Customer Edge Virtual Local Area Network An identifier derivable from a content of a service frame that allows the service frame to be associated with an EVC at the UNI. NOTE 1: This is usually provider assigned but may be negotiated between provider and customer.

What is MEF standard?

The MEF develops standards which, once approved by the MEF membership, are published to the public domain for voluntary adoption and for the benefit of the whole industry. There are currently over 70 MEF standards covering MEF 3.0 orchestrated SD-WAN, IP, Carrier Ethernet and Optical Transport services.

What is the difference between EPL and EVPL?

EPL provides a point-to-point Ethernet virtual connection (EVC) between a pair of dedicated user–network interfaces (UNIs), with a high degree of transparency. Unlike EPL, EVPL allows for service multiplexing, i.e., multiple EVCs or Ethernet services per UNI.

Is Metro Ethernet Layer 2?

Metro Ethernet is a network based on the Ethernet standard that serves metropolitan areas via metropolitan area networks (MANs). A typical service provider-issued Metro Ethernet network is composed of Layer 2 or 3 switches and routers. The topology can be a ring or star, and fully or partially meshed.