|The MEF is a global industry alliance comprising of more than 200+ organizations including telecommunications service providers, cable MSOs, network equipment/software manufacturers, semiconductors vendors and testing organizations. The MEF’s mission is to accelerate the worldwide adoption of Carrier-class Ethernet networks and services. The MEF develops Carrier Ethernet technical specifications to promote interoperability and deployment of Carrier Ethernet worldwide. Please visit the MEF web site at http://www.MetroEthernetForum.org/.|
|The National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA), an association of small, rural, community-based communications providers, is dedicated to improving the quality of life in rural communities through the advocacy of broadband and other advanced communications infrastructure and services. NTCA is a full-service association, featuring a highly effective government affairs program; expert legal and industry representation; a broad range of educational services; a comprehensive communications program with visibility in the media; and a well-rounded complement of industry events and an array of employee benefit programs.|
TM Forum is a global, non-profit industry association focused on simplifying the complexity of running a service provider’s business. As an established industry thought-leader, the Forum serves as a unifying force, enabling more than 850 companies across 195 countries to solve critical business issues through access to a wealth of knowledge, intellectual capital and standards.
The Forum provides a unique, fair and safe environment for the entire value-chain to collaborate on pressing industry issues, helping companies of all sizes gain a competitive edge and the flexibility and speed they need to underpin future growth.