MEF is an industry assocation of 210+ carriers who are coming together to define metro ethernet standards to “provide a cloud-centric experience with user and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities.”

The latest MEF spec, revision 3.0, aims to drive continuous development with a “service family including dynamic Carrier Ethernet, wavelength, IP, SD-WAN, Security-as-a-Service, and other virtualized services that will be orchestrated over programmable networks using LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration) APIs.

MEF’s work will enable automated delivery of standardized wavelength, Carrier Ethernet, IP, SD-WAN, and Layer 4-7 services across multiple provider networks.”

MEF has comprehensive resources and documentation on their website inclusing numerous whitepapers.